The theme of Conference 8 was "What should be the role and focus of biotechnology in the agricultural
research agendas of developing countries?"
The aim of the Background Document is to provide some brief background to the subject
as well as to mention some of the factors that should be considered in the
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During the conference, a total of 128 messages were posted. The aim of the Summary Document is to provide a
summary of the main arguments and issues discussed during the conference, based on the participants' messages.
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