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Programme

  • Background
    In 1994, at its first meeting, the Conference of the Parties (COP) decided to consider conservation and sustainable use of agricultural biodiversity. Later, at its third meeting, the COP established a multi-year programme of work on agricultural biodiversity. More »

  • COP Decisions
    The programme of work on agricultural biodiversity is guided by several decisions of the Conference of the Parties. More »

  • Programme of Work
    The programme of work on agricultural biodiversity was established at the third meeting of the Conference of the Parties in 1996, and endorsed at its fifth meeting in 2000. It is based on four mutually reinforcing elements: assessments, adaptive management, capacity-building, and mainstreaming. It also addresses four cross-cutting initiatives. More »

  • Cross-cutting Initiatives
    Four initiatives (on pollinators, soil biodiversity, biodiversity for food and nutrition, and genetic use restriction technologies) were adopted by the Conference of the Parties as cross-cutting initiatives within the programme of work on agricultural biodiversity. More »

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme