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Biotechnologies Symposium. Parallel Session 2.1. Improving productivity through enhanced resource use efficiency

Red Room (FAO Headquarters)
 Rome time

Chair: Sergio Feingold, Instituto Nacional de Tecnologia Agropecuaria, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Co-chair: Thuy Nguyen, BioSciences Research Division, Melbourne, Australia

Introductory remarks: Thuy Nguyen

Resource use efficiency in crops: “Green super rice” to increase water and nitrogen use efficiency of rice, Sibin Yu, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China

Resource use efficiency in vegetables: Application of molecular breeding to bambara groundnut, an underutilised crop for low-input agriculture, Sean Mayes, Crops for the Future, Semenyih, Malaysia

Resource use efficiency in fish: Application of biotechnology in genetic improvement in tropical aquaculture, David Penman, University of Stirling, Stirling, United Kingdom

Resource use efficiency in livestock: Bridging the biotechnology-livestock productivity gap in East Africa, Denis Mujibi, Nelson Mandela African Institute for Science and Technology, Arusha, Tanzania

Resource use efficiency in forestry: Utilisation of tree genetic resources, Judy Loo, Bioversity International, Rome, Italy

Discussion: moderated by Dominic Glover, Institute of Development Studies, Brighton, United Kingdom

Closing remarks, Sergio Feingold


Topics: Agriculture & crops,Biotechnology
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