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Database of Proven Transferable Technologies (TECA)

TECA aims at improving access to information and knowledge about available proven technologies in order to enhance their adoption in agriculture, livestock, fisheries and forestry. The Web site is available in English, French and Spanish. TECA provides a database of proven technologies with currently more than 500 records; access to other technology databases, links to partners and; toolboxes, a virtual library and other services. It is structured as a global network of databases with agricultural technologies so it is continuously updated. Countries and institutions participating in TECA include Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, in support of SPFS, the Democratic Republic of Congo for technologies on cassava, the Department for International Development (DFID) [UK] and the International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR).

FAO Glossary of Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture

The glossary is a revised, augmented version of the "Glossary of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering", published by FAO in 1999. In 2001, the process of revising the Glossary was undertaken to update the definitions of this rapidly evolving field and to enrich the number of terms defined. It now includes about 450 new terms, about 100 old terms have been deleted and it contains a total of 3,196 terms and related definitions.

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