Building Biosafety Capacities FAOS experience andoutlook

FAO’S experience and outlook

An overview of the experience gained from FAO capacity building projects in agricultural biotechnology and biosafety

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Rome, 2009


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Fao Biosafety Capacity Building Projects.
Structure and Components

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National Projects
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Regional, Subregional and Interregional Projects
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Global Projects
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Project Management and Financial Issues
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Coordination, Information and Outreach
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Conclusions and the Way Forward
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Annex 1. List of Biosafety Projects
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This study is the result of the in-depth review of FAOs capacity building activities in biosafety. It provides a general presentation of FAOs conceptual framework on biosafety the FAO Biosecurity framework and illustrates the portfolio of past and current biosafety projects at national, regional and global level, together with their structure, components and financing modality.

This publication is expected not only to contribute to planning FAO future activities in this area, but also to provide strategic inputs to the formulation of shared biosafety capacity building strategies at the global level, in line with the Cartagena Protocol and other related international instruments.

The designations employed and the presentation of material in this information product do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAFAO) concerning the legal or development status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. The mention of specific companies or products of manufacturers, whether or not these have been patented, does not imply that these have been endorsed or recommended by FAFAO in preference to others of a similar nature that are not mentioned.

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ISBN: 978-92-5-106368-2