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Biotechnologies Symposium. Opening session
Welcome Address, by José Graziano da Silva, Director-General, FAO, Rome, Italy Keynote Addresses: • The state of knowledge in biotechnology, by Louise Fresco, [...]
15.02.2016 09:30
Biotechnologies Symposium. Parallel Session 1.1. Facing the challenges of climate change: Adaptation in the crop and forestry sectors
Chair: Chittaranjan Kole, Jacob School of Biotechnology & Bioengineering, Allahabad, IndiaIntroductory remarks: Chittaranjan Kole Developing rice varieties with enhanced adaptation to lowland [...]
15.02.2016 14:00
Biotechnologies Symposium. Parallel Session 2.1. Improving productivity through enhanced resource use efficiency
Chair: Sergio Feingold, Instituto Nacional de Tecnologia Agropecuaria, Buenos Aires, ArgentinaCo-chair: Thuy Nguyen, BioSciences Research Division, Melbourne, Australia Introductory remarks: Thuy Nguyen Resource [...]
15.02.2016 14:00
Biotechnologies Symposium. Parallel Session 3.1. Social and economic impacts of agricultural biotechnologies for smallholders: Taking stock of the evidence and prioritizing future assessments
Chair: Sachin Chaturvedi, Research and Information System for Developing Countries, New Delhi, IndiaCo-chair: Eduardo Trigo, Ministry of Science, Technology and [...]
15.02.2016 14:00
Biotechnologies Symposium. Side event. Delivering nutrition, productivity and climate resilience - The Africa Biofortified Sorghum (ABS) project
Organizers: Africa Harvest Biotech Foundation International; DuPont Pioneer and The Global Harvest Initiative.Moderator: Margaret M. Zeigler, Executive Director, Global Harvest [...]
15.02.2016 12:45
Biotechnologies Symposium. Side event. Helping farmers grow: Climate change, food security and the technology nexus
Organizers: (1) CropLife International, Belgium and (2) the Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture, Texas A&M University, United States of America Moderator: [...]
15.02.2016 12:45
Biotechnologies Symposium. Parallel Session 1.2. Facing the challenges of climate change: Adaptation in the livestock and fishery sectors
Chair: Shadrack Moephuli, Agricultural Research Council, Pretoria, South AfricaCo-chair: Thuy Nguyen, BioSciences Research Division, Melbourne, Australia Introductory remarks: Thuy Nguyen Fish breeding for [...]
16.02.2016 09:30
Biotechnologies Symposium. Parallel Session 2.2. Post production value addition and food safety
Chair sub-session 1: Sergio Feingold, Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria, Buenos Aires, ArgentinaChair sub-session 2: Delia Grace, International Livestock Research [...]
16.02.2016 09:30
Biotechnologies Symposium. Parallel Session 3.2. Public policies, strategies and regulations on agricultural biotechnologies
Chair: Vimlendra Sharan, Embassy of India, Rome, ItalyIntroductory remarks: Vimlendra Sharan The role of intellectual property rights in enabling or impeding [...]
16.02.2016 09:30
Biotechnologies Symposium. Side event. The voice of farmers: Biotechnology in the field
Organizer: Canadian Canola Growers AssociationCo-organizer: Brazilian Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock (CNA) Moderator: Thiago Masson, CNA, Brazil Speakers: Edwin Paraluman, Rice and corn farmer, Mindanao, The [...]
16.02.2016 13:15
Biotechnologies Symposium. Side event. New breeding technologies for smallholders’ challenges
Organizer: Ministry of Economic Affairs of the Government of the Netherlands Moderator: Gerda Verburg (Permanent Representative of the Netherlands) Speakers: Rene Smulders (Business Unit Manager, [...]
16.02.2016 13:15
Biotechnologies Symposium. High Level Segment
The high-level segment will be organized in two sessions and is expected to follow this format: Session 1 (14.30-15.50) 14.30-14.40: Opening [...]
16.02.2016 14:30
Biotechnologies Symposium. Student Interactive Session: Bringing Fresh Perspectives
Participating universities include:•American University of Beirut, Lebanon•Bogor Agriculture University, Indonesia•Cornell University, the United States of America•University of Ghana, Ghana •Wageningen [...]
16.02.2016 17:30
Biotechnologies Symposium. Side Event. Practical approaches to regulation and oversight of agricultural biotechnology: Experiences from developed and developing countries
Organizers: Governments of Canada and the United States of America Facilitator: Frédéric Seppey, Chief Agriculture Negotiator, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canada Speakers: Veronica McGuire, [...]
16.02.2016 17:45
Biotechnologies Symposium. Parallel Session 1.3. How can biotechnologies contribute to adaptation with migration co-benefits?
Chair: Olivier le Gall, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Paris, France Introductory remarks: Olivier le Gall Agricultural biotechnology and the [...]
17.02.2016 09:00
Biotechnologies Symposium. Parallel Session 2.3. Nutrition and food quality
Chair: Maggie Gill, CGIAR Independent Science and Partnership Council, Rome, Italy Introductory remarks: Maggie Gill Our food, our diet, our health: Where do [...]
17.02.2016 09:00
Biotechnologies Symposium. Parallel Session 3.3. Investing in biotechnology solutions through capacity development and partnerships
Chair: Kongming Wu, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China Introductory remarks: Kongming Wu Biosciences capacity building in Africa: Lessons learned from [...]
17.02.2016 09:00
Biotechnologies Symposium. Closing Plenary Session
Reporting of outcomes from the three parallel sessions dedicated to the Climate change theme, by Olivier Le Gall, Institut National [...]
17.02.2016 12:30