Organised byFAO in collaboration with MNRE, MAF, SPREP, SPC
The National training workshop - Policy Dialogue on Mainstreaming Ecosystem
Services and Biodiversity in Agriculture in Samoa, is being co-organized by
FAO and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE) in
cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF), the
Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), the
Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and with technical support of the
CBD Secretariat. The national training is aimed at facilitating the uptake of
ecosystem services and biodiversity as key component of healthy agricultural
production and management systems in the implementation of Samoa’s National
Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP) and the National Agriculture
Sector Plan (NASP), in the context of the Samoa Development Strategy (SDS).
The Workshop is intended to help CARICOM negotiators prepare for effective
participation in the negotiations at CBD COP-13, including negotiations
related to the Second Meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol and the
EightMeeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol.
On the occasion of the 27th SPREP Meeting, SPREP and FAO in collaboration
with SPC and the CBD Secretariat, with funding support by the European Union,
are organizing a panel discussion to inform the preparation of the Technical
Guidance Document above-mentioned on Mainstreaming Ecosystem Services and
Biodiversity in Agricultural Production and Management to Minimize Dependency
on Agrochemicals in the Pacific Islands.
The panelists represent Pacific island countries (PICs) where agricultural
production and the increase use of agrochemicals have been identified as a
major threat to the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services in their
National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP).
The CMS Secretariat, in co-operation with Caribbean Community and Common
Market (CARICOM) and the UNEP Caribbean Environment Programme, organized the
first Caribbean regional workshop from 31 August to 2 September 2016 in
Bridgetown, Barbados. The workshop caters to countries that are not Parties
to CMS, but could benefit from acceding to it.
The workshop includes sessions on implementation, advice for National Focal
Points (NFPs), and two field visits to a shorebird refuge and a sea turtle
nesting beach. Its main focus is to emphasize the importance of the Caribbean
for conserving biodiversity.