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This symposium on biodiversity, biotechnology and biosecurity in Central America and the Caribbean is organised by FAO`s Technical Co-operation Network on Plant Biotechnology (REDBIO) and hosted by the Tropical Agriculture Research and Training Center (CATIE).
Turrialba. Costa Rica Latin America and the Caribbean
This expert workshop is organised by FAO in co-operation with the University of Tor Vergata and,among other things, it aims to analyse the effects of intellectual property rights (IPRs) on public biotechnology research & development within the food and agricultural sector of developing countries and the policy issues that these raise. Proceedings will be made available in due course. A small number of observers may be permitted to attend.
Rome. Italy
Meeting co-sponsored by the Government of Egypt, FAO, UNESCO, World Bank, OECD and other organisations.
The Bibliotheca Alexandrina Conference Center, Alexandria. Egypt
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