- in-session documents that contain draft reports and texts for adoption by the COP or the subsidiary body, often in all six UN languages.
- land tenure
- the right to exclusively occupy and use a specified area of land. Tenure
may also be limited to certain resources ("resource tenure")
such as timber but not to all resources in a given area. Tenure may be
held by individuals, communities, government, or corporations. [GBA]
- - a crop cultivar or animal breed that evolved with and has been
genetically improved by traditional agriculturalists, but has not been
influenced by modern breeding practices. [GBA]
- farmer-developed cultivars of crop plants which are adapted to local
environmental conditions. [CUB]
- Leipzig Declaration
Leipzig Declaration on conservation and sustainable utilization of plant
genetic resources for food and agriculture, Leipzig, 23 June 1996.
- life sciences companies
- companies which combine businesses in pharmaceutical, agricultural
chemicals and products, and food and nutrition. [CUB]
- a homozygous, pure breeding group of individuals phenotypically distinct
from other members of the same species. Broader than strain. [CUB]
- the ocean shore, including the rocky intertidal, sandy beaches, and salt marshes.
- living modified organisms (LMOs)
- - all organisms produced through the use of recombinant DNA technology,
with a wider range of modifying technologies relevant when considering
living modified prokaryotes and yeast. [BSWG/2/5: Report of the Panel of
Experts on Biosafety, Cairo 1995]
- - genetically modified organisms (GMOs) whose genetic material does not
occur naturally by mating or natural recombination. [BSWG/2/5: Report of
UNEP Expert Panel IV]
- the site on a chromosome occupied by a specific gene.
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