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FAO Regional Meeting on Agricultural Biotechnologies in Sub-Saharan Africa

On 22-24 November 2017, the FAO Regional Meeting on Agricultural Biotechnologies in Sustainable Food Systems and Nutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa will take place at the African Union Conference Center, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The meeting will be hosted and co-organized by the Government of Ethiopia. It is the second regional meeting to be organised as a follow-up to the FAO International Symposium on The Role of Agricultural Biotechnologies in Sustainable Food Systems and Nutrition, which took place on 15-17 February 2016 at FAO Headquarters, Rome.

The target audience for the regional meeting includes representatives of governments, intergovernmental organizations and non-state actors in Sub-Saharan Africa. The term ‘non-state actors’ refers to civil society organizations; private sector entities (including philanthropic foundations); academia and research institutions; and cooperatives and producer organizations.

Representatives of non-state actors in Sub-Saharan Africa wishing to participate in the regional meeting are encouraged to visit the meeting website at http://www.fao.org/africa/events/detail-events/en/c/1035227/. Information is available there on the requirements for non-state actor participation as well as a link to the call of interest application form. The deadline for expression of interest is 30 September 2017. For more information, please contact RAF-Biotech@fao.org  

21/09/2017