World agriculture: towards 2030/2050

GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS IN CROP
PRODUCTION AND THEIR EFFECTS ON THE ENVIRONMENT: METHODOLOGIES FOR MONITORING AND THE WAY AHEAD

EXPERT CONSULTATION
18–20 January 2005

REPORT AND SELECTED PAPERS

Edited by:
Kakoli Ghosh
Seed and Plant Genetic Resources Service
Plant Production and Protection Division
FAO
Rome, Italy
and
Paul C. Jepson
Integrated Plant Protection Center
Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology
Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon, United States of America


Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Rome, 2006
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CONTENTS


Part Ipdf

PARTICIPANTS
FOREWORD
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

PART I. Report

Abbreviations and Acronyms
Executive Summary
1. Introduction
2. Monitoring Defined
3. Expert Consultation Sessions
3.1 Session I. Elements of Environmental Monitoring Strategies
3.2 Session IIa. Monitoring GM crops: Methodologies and Practices
3.3 Session IIb. Monitoring GM crops: Sharing Country Experiences
3.4 Session III. Management of Monitoring Programmes: Options, Stakeholders and Participation
4. Thematic Working Sessions ining the Scientific Basis for Monitoring
4.2 Thematic Working Session 2: Designing the Monitoring Process
4.3 Thematic Working Session 3: Sharing Experiences, International Context and Networking
5. Sessions IV. Presentation of Monitoring Strategies: Recommendations and Guidance of the Expert Groups
5.1 Guidance for Scientists Managing Monitoring Programmes and the International Community
5.2 Recommendations to Policy and Decision-makers at the Regional and National Level
5.3 Recommendations to FAO, CGIAR Centres and International Organizations
6. Special Note from the Experts

Annex 1: Final Agenda

Part II pdf

PART II. Papers Presented by Invited Speakers

1. Challenges to the Design and Implementation of Effective Monitoring for GM Crop Impacts: Lessons from Conventional Agriculture
Paul Jepson
2. Strategies and Tools for Developing Biodiversity and Non-target Monitoring Programmes
Angelika Hilbeck
3. Issues and Challenges in Monitoring GM Crop-Specific Traits
Detlef Bartsch
4. Farm-Scale Evaluations of Genetically Modified Crops: Lessons for Monitoring
Leslie Firbank
5. Approaches and Challenges in Conducting Risk Assessment and Monitoring in New Zealand – A Regulatory Perspective
Fleur François
6. Monitoring Genetically Modified Crops in Canada
Robert E. Blackshaw
7. Monitoring Environmental Effects of Genetically Modified Crops in China
Bao-Rong Lu
8. Monitoring the Environmental Effects of Genetically Modified Crops in Brazil
Eliana M.G. Fontes, Carmen S.S. Pires, Paulo Barroso and Edison R. Sujii
9. Field Experience and Methodologies for Monitoring Environmental Effects of GM Crops in South Africa
Gurling Charles Bothma
10. Hybridization between Wild and Cultivated Potato Species in the Peruvian Andes and Biosafety Implications for Deployment of GM Potatoes
M. Scurrah, C. Celis, S. Chumbiauca, A. Salas and Richard G.F. Visser
11. Experience with Monitoring and GM Crops in CIMMYT
David Hoisington and Rodomiro Ortiz
12. Monitoring Strategies and Management of GM Crops: An industry perspective
Raymond Layton
13. Assessing the Socio-economic Impact of GE Crops
Suman Sahai