How appropriate are currently available biotechnologies for the forestry sector in developing countries
Plant biotechnology is a field of scientific research in which rapid advances have been made in recent years, and which appears to have much potential for further development. Numerous opportunities for using biotechnology in plant breeding have been identified, some of which might be appropriate for the improvement of crops in developing countries, as discussed in Conference 1. In this conference we will focus on forest trees and discuss currently available biotechnologies and their application in the forestry sector with reference to their potential use in developing countries today. Please note that for the purposes of this conference, the term "forestry sector" specifically excludes fruit orchards.