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Countries highlight importance of plants at UN Conference

The importance of plants and the need to continue to support the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC) was highlighted at the recent Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

More than 20 Parties (including the European Union and Egypt speaking on behalf of all Arab States) spoke out in support of the GSPC. The need for capacity building to implement the GSPC was highlighted by a number of countries, while others urged for strengthened linkages with the agricultural and health sectors and enhanced partnerships at the national level.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014