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Opening session of the International Symposiun on The Role of Agricultural Biotechnologies in Sustainable Food Systems and Nutrition

Green Room (FAO headquarters)
15.02.2016
Start: 09:30 GMT(+1)

Welcome Address, by José Graziano da Silva, Director-General, FAO, Rome, Italy

Keynote Addresses:

• The state of knowledge in biotechnology, by Louise Fresco, President, Executive Board of Wageningen UR, Wageningen, the Netherlands

• Towards ending the misplaced global debate on biotechnology, by Gebisa Ejeta, Distinguished Professor, Purdue University, West Lafayette, United States of America

• Biotechnologies in action in Brazil, by Maurício Lopes, President, Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária, Brasília, Brazil

• Breakthroughs in resource productivity, by Gunter Pauli, Founder, Zero Emissions Research and Initiatives Network, Japan

Moderated by Ren Wang, Assistant Director-General, Agriculture and Consumer Protection Department, FAO, Rome, Italy

 

 

Topics: Agriculture & crops,Biotechnology,Director-General
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