is the only international conference that brings together the two sides of the international food industry: food sciences and food services.
Lt Colonel Marcus R Appleton, Master of the Worshipful Company of Cooks said: "It's great to see ICCAS
being held in Wales for the first time.
It has also successfully lobbied for the inclusion of IP-responsive provisions in the Expanded National Integrated Protected Areas System (E-Nipas) Act of 2018 and trained different government personnel on ICCA
Documentation and Cultural Appreciation.
"A law specifically for ICCAs
would provide the necessary government mandate, especially the annual budget and people needed to manage the ICCAs
," he said.
The workshop provided a multi-stakeholder platform to generate debate on issues specific to ICCAs
. Regional Experts on ICCAs
from Iran and Nepal attended the event, along eminent researchers, policy practitioners, and experts from all over Pakistan.
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To that effect, Casa Bacardi, through its relationship with ICCAS
, has sponsored a number of thought-provoking seminars, from "The Jewish Community: Past and Present" to "Castro, Biotechnology and Terrorism." Past guest speakers include Romanian humanrights activist Gabriel Andreescu; Estonian prime minister Mart Laar, and Czech ambassador Martin Palous, all of whom talked about how their Eastern European countries coped with the difficult transition from communism to democracy.
These include a policy guideline addressing gaps and inconsistencies toward ICCA
recognition; a set of guidelines interfacing the ICCAs
into the Comprehensive Land Use Plan and the Community Development Plan; a guideline on ICCAs
overlapping with protected areas; and the National ICCA
Registry and Policy envisioned to be a centralized information management system on ICCAs
Crisanta Marlene Rodriguez, Director of DENR-BMB, emphasized the need to promulgate government policies on ICCAs
by saying, "The recognition of ICCAs
is in line with the country's targets to the Convention on Biological Diversity's (CBD) Aichi targets and the Philippine Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (PBSAP).
, Casa Bacardi, University of Miami, 1531 Brescia Ave., Coral Gables, FL 33146.