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May 2002
Updated September 2006

Announcment of a new publication

Agricultural biotechnology for developing countries - Results of an electronic forum

FAO Research and Technology Paper 8

by the Research and Technology Development Service
FAO Research, Extension and Training Division

FAO Research and Technology Paper 8, entitled "Agricultural Biotechnology for Developing Countries - Results of an Electronic Forum", has been published. It presents a report of the first six e-mail conferences hosted by the FAO Electronic Forum on Biotechnology in Food and Agriculture from March 2000 to May 2001.

Each conference was moderated, lasted roughly two months and focused on agricultural biotechnology in developing countries. The first four dealt with the appropriateness of currently available biotechnologies in the crop, fishery, forestry and livestock sectors, while the remaining two dealt with the implications of agricultural biotechnology for hunger and food security and the impact of intellectual property rights. The publication includes the background and summary documents for each of the conferences, as well as providing an introduction; information about participation in the conferences; general conclusions and, finally, additional references.

(Also available in Spanish and Chinese)

Click here to see the full publication.



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