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ELECTRONIC FORUM ON BIOTECHNOLOGY IN
FOOD AND AGRICULTURE: CONFERENCE 5
This conference ran from November 1 to December 17, 2000.


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    The fifth e-mail conference (Conference 5) of the FAO Electronic Forum on Biotechnology in Food and Agriculture ran from November 1 to December 17, 2000. The theme of the conference was: 'Can agricultural biotechnology help to reduce hunger and increase food security in developing countries ?'. In the Forum so far, there have been four conferences, dealing with the appropriateness of currently available biotechnologies for food and agriculture in the crop, forestry, animal and fishery sectors respectively in developing countries.

    One of the factors considered to have an impact on the appropiateness of agricultural biotechnologies was their potential role in increasing food security and reducing hunger in developing countries. This topic was raised in discussions, primarily in Conference 1, so Conference 5 will allow Forum members to have a more thorough discussion on this subject.

    Read the full background document: Can agricultural biotechnology help to reduce hunger and increase food security in developing countries ?

    Take a look at the discussion of Conference 5.
    See Conference 5 update, November 14, 2000.

    Read the Long Summary Document of this conference.

    Read the Short Summary Document of this conference.



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