Seed Policy and Programmes for the Central and Eastern European Countries, Commonwealth of Independent States and Other Countries in Transition


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Proceedings of the Regional Technical Meeting on Seed Policy and Programmes for the Central and Eastern European Countries, Commonwealth of Independent States and other Countries in Transition

Budapest, Hungary, 6 - 10 March 2001

Seed and Plant Genetic Resources Service
Plant Production and Protection Division

Rome, 2001

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Preface

Acknowledgements

Acronyms and abbreviations

Report of the Technical Meeting on Seed Policy and Programmes for the Central and Eastern European Countries, Commonwealth of Independent States and other Countries in Transition

Appendix 1 - Agenda

Appendix 2 - List of participants

Appendix 3 - Speeches of welcome

Appendix 4 - Statements on behalf of seed-related organizations

The International Seed Testing Association (ISTA)
The role of seed certification in the Hungarian seed sector
International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV)
OECD schemes for the varietal certification of seed moving in international trade: development - new issues - new approaches
EESNET - A regional initiative
GNIS - Groupement national interprofessionel des semences et plants

Appendix 5 - Regional assessment

Seed production and improvement: assessment for the CEEC, CIS and other Countries in Transition
Abbreviations
1. Introduction
2. The agricultural sector
3. The seed sector and food security
4. Factors affecting the seed sector in the region
5. A call for action
6. Conclusion

Appendix 6 - Country profiles

Albania
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
The Czech Republic
Estonia
Georgia
Hungary
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Latvia
Lithuania
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Moldova
Mongolia
Poland
Romania
Russian Federation
Slovakia
Slovenia
Tajikistan
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Ukraine
Uzbekistan
Yugoslavia

Appendix 7 - Thematic papers

Management, conservation and utilization of plant genetic diversity in CEEC, CIS and other Countries in Transition - Sergey M. Alexanian
Agricultural research and technology transfer to rural communities in CEEC, CIS and other Countries in Transition - Karol W. Duczmal
Harmonization of seed legislation and regulation in CEEC, CIS and other Countries in Transition - David Gisselquist
The role of national seed policies in re-structuring the seed sector in CEEC, CIS and other Countries in Transition - Michael Turner
Role of private companies in the seed production and distribution systems in CEEC, CIS and other Countries in Transition: Hungarian experience - János Turi
Biotechnology: a modern tool for food production improvement - Patrick Heffer
Regional cooperation in the seed sector of the CEEC, CIS and other Countries in Transition - Zoltán Bedo

Appendix 8 - Recommendations of the Technical Meeting [in Russian]

FAO technical papers

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