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Biotechnologies Symposium. High Level Segment

Green Room (FAO Headquarters)
 Rome time

The high-level segment will be organized in two sessions and is expected to follow this format:


Session 1 (14.30-15.50)

14.30-14.40: Opening Remarks by José Graziano da Silva, Director-General, FAO, Italy

14.40-14.50: Statement by Néstor Roulet, Secretario de Agregado de Valor, Ministerio de Agroindustria, Argentina

14.50-15.00: Statement by Frédéric Seppey, Chief Agriculture Negotiator, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canada

15.00-15.10: Statement by Katalin Tóth, Deputy State Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Hungary

15.10-15.20: Statement by Papa Abdoulaye Seck, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Equipment, Senegal

15.20-15.50: Q&A with the Moderator


Break (15.50-16.10)


Session 2 (16.10-17.30)

16.10-16.20: Statement by Begum Matia Chowdhury, Minister for Agriculture, Bangladesh

16.20-16.30:Statement by Henri Eyebe Ayissi, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Cameroon

16.30-16.40: Statement by Gerda Verburg, Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to the UN Organizations in Rome, the Netherlands

16.40-16.50: Statement, by Michael Scuse, Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services, United States of America

16.50-17.20: Q&A with the Moderator


17.20-17.30: Closing remarks, José Graziano da Silva, Director-General, FAO, Italy

The segment will be moderated by Marcela Villarreal, Director, Partnerships, Advocacy and Capacity Development Division,FAO, Rome, Italy 


Topics: Agriculture & crops,Biotechnology
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