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Biotechnologies Symposium. Parallel Session 1.3. How can biotechnologies contribute to adaptation with mitigation co-benefits?

Sheikh Zayed Centre (FAO Headquarters)
17.02.2016
 Rome time

Chair: Olivier le Gall, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Paris, France

Co-chair: Chittaranjan Kole, Jacob School of Biotechnology & Bioengineering, Allahabad, India


Introductory remarks: Olivier le Gall


Agricultural biotechnology and the economics of food security and climate change mitigation, Daniel Sumner, University of California Davis, Davis, United States of America


Biodiversity key to helping farmers adapt to climate change, Stephan Weise, Bioversity International, Rome, Italy


Biological nitrification inhibition (BNI) in plants: Implications for nitrogen-use efficiency and nitrous oxide emissions from agricultural systems, Guntur Venkata Subbarao, Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences, Tsukuba, Japan


Mitigation of enteric methane emissions from ruminant animals, Henning Steinfeld, FAO Livestock Information, Sector Analysis and Policy Branch, Rome, Italy


Use of biodiversity as a biotechnological tool for carbon sequestration in the tropics, Paulo Kageyama, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil


Carbon sequestration in agricultural soils: The “4 per mil” program, Hervé Saint Macary, Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement (CIRAD), Montpellier, France

 

Discussion: moderated by Olivier le Gall


Closing remarks: Olivier le Gall

 

Topics: Agriculture & crops,Biotechnology
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