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Biotechnologies Symposium. Parallel Session 3.1. Social and economic impacts of agricultural biotechnologies for smallholders: Taking stock of the evidence and prioritizing future assessments

Green Room (FAO Headquarters)
15.02.2016
 Rome time

Chair: Sachin Chaturvedi, Research and Information System for Developing Countries, New Delhi, India
Co-chair: Eduardo Trigo, Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation, Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

Introductory remarks: Sachin Chaturvedi
Introductory remarks: Eduardo Trigo

 

Evidence-based policy-making: The role of impact assessment studies and their implications for agricultural biotechnologies, David Spielman, International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington D.C., United States of America

 

Lessons learned from case studies of applying biotechnologies for smallholders, Andrea Sonnino, Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development and FAO, Rome, Italy

 

Evidence at work: Country experience in the use of evidence in policy-making on agricultural biotechnologies, Jikun Huang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

 

Factors that determine whether biotechnologies can have positive impacts on the livelihoods of smallholders: Examples from India, Narayan Hegde, BAIF Development Research Foundation, Pune, India

 

Discussion: moderated by Eduardo Trigo

 

Closing remarks: Sachin Chaturvedi

 

Topics: Agriculture & crops,Biotechnology
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