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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)
 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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