Following the posting of the message from David Steane on Friday 25 August, no further messages were received, so the conference on biotechnology in the animal sector is now officially closed.
To all those who participated, a very sincere thanks for devoting your time and effort to writing the messages and for sharing your views and experiences with us.
To all those who registered for the conference, we hope it has been of benefit and of value to you and we hope you will register for other Forum conferences in the future. For example, Conference 4 on the fishery sector, entitled "how appropriate are currently available biotechnologies for the fishery sector in developing countries ?", is ongoing and will run until the end of September. If you have colleagues who might be interested in this conference, don't hesitate to pass on this information to them.
Finally, a 14-page FAO document, entitled "Modern Biotechnology and the Management of Animal Genetic Resources: Policy Issues", that might be of potential interest to participants has recently been put on the Web. To find it: go into DAD-IS ( http://www.fao.org/dad-is/ ), click on a language, click on Reference, click on Library (then, you have to register, giving a username and password), click on Pre-Meeting Documents and click on "Second Session of the Intergovernmental Technical Working Group on AnGR. Rome, 4-6 September 2000".
With best wishes
Moderator, Conference 3
[For further information on the Electronic Forum on Biotechnology in Food and Agriculture see http://www.fao.org/biotech/forum.asp ]