Expected Outputs from the Conference

In addition to learning lessons from the past, the conference will be an opportunity to look to the future. Expected outputs from the conference are:

1. Documentation of the current status of application of biotechnologies in developing countries.

2. An analysis of the reasons for the success and failure of application of different biotechnologies in developing countries in the past.

3. Identification of options for developing countries to assist them in making informed decisions about adoption of biotechnologies in the framework of their food security and rural development policies.

4. Development of a set of Priorities for Action for the international community that provides a framework for international cooperation and funding support for the generation, adaptation and adoption of appropriate biotechnologies in developing countries, addressing both technical and policy issues.