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Agricultural biotechnologies in the Asia-Pacific region

The FAO Regional Meeting on Agricultural Biotechnologies in Sustainable Food Systems and Nutrition in Asia-Pacific took place on 11-13 September 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. For this meeting, FAO commissioned Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), a New Delhi-based policy research institute, to prepare a regional background study to assess the status of application, capacities and the enabling environment for agricultural biotechnologies in the crop, livestock, forestry and fisheries/aquaculture sectors in the Asia-Pacific region. This 173-page working document, entitled “The status of application, capacities and the enabling environment for agricultural biotechnologies in the Asia-Pacific Region” has recently been published, as well as a related 4-page policy brief entitled “Realizing the potential of agricultural biotechnology in the Asia-Pacific region”. See the meeting website at http://www.fao.org/asiapacific/events/detail-events/en/c/1440/, the background study at http://www.fao.org/3/ca4438en/ca4438en.pdf (2.3 MB) and the policy brief at http://www.fao.org/3/ca5106en/ca5106en.pdf (6 MB) or contact RAP-Biotech@fao.org for further information.

09/09/2019