CONSULTATIVE GROUP ON INTERNATIONAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH
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Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), 2009
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Currently, no CGIAR Center has reached the release stage for a genetically modified (GM) crop; the most advanced project is that of IRRI and its partners with Golden Rice, with staged release planned for 2011/2012. However, progress in this area is providing lessons for all involved as it goes hand in hand with the establishment of biosafety regulations and their operation in partner developing countries.
To this end, the Workshop entitled Biotechnology, Biosafety and the CGIAR: Promoting best practice in Science and Policy was held at International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) headquarters in Los Baños, the Philippines, on 22‐24 April 2008. The workshop was co- organized with IRRI and Bioversity International, with a total of 41 participants, including representatives from nine CGIAR Centers, National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS), Civil Society Organizations and relevant international agencies.
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