Calls for Legislative and Legal Frameworks for Implementation of Nagoya Protocol

Najat Ahmed

Khartoum – The Secretary General of the National Council for the Environment, Abboud Jabir stressed the importance of the Nagoya Protocol to all countries, especially the countries that are rich in genetic resources, including Sudan, as it enjoys rich of biological diversity and rich genetic resources that have economic and life importance.
Addressing the training workshop on the assessment of knowledge, behavior, practice and contracts for access to genetic resources organized by the Supreme Council for Environment and Natural Resources, Jaber pointed to the importance of developing legislative frameworks and regulations governing the process of access to genetic resources, urging for exerting national efforts to accelerate the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol to achieve the desired benefits.
For his part, the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Dr. Omer Mustafa pointed out that the Nagoya Protocol serves the environment and agriculture together for the importance of genetic resources for food security and increase production and productivity in the context of combating poverty, stressing stand with the law on access to genetic resources for approval by the Council of Ministers.
Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for Environment and Natural Resources, Dr. Noureddin Ahmed Abdullah said that the protection of genetic resources from biopiracy is linked to compliance with the provisions of Biological Diversity Convention and the Nagoya Protocol, noting that the Council has started the implementation of the draft institutional capacity, genetic resources and benefit-sharing as an important step to move from the planning process to the actual implementation of resource protection..

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