Commission on Science and Technology for Development 8 th Session, 23 – 27 May 2005 FAO activities in Science and Technology for Development Andrea Sonnino FAO – Research and Technology Development Service - Interdepartmental Working Group on Biotechnology
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Commission on Science and Technology for Development 8th Session, 23 – 27 May 2005
FAO – Research and Technology Development Service
- Interdepartmental Working Group on Biotechnology
Article I:Functions of the Organization
“2. The Organization shall promote and, where appropriate, shall recommend national and international action with respect to:
scientific, technological, social and economic research relating to nutrition, food and agriculture”…
“3. It shall also be the function of the Organization:
a) to furnish such technical assistance as governments may request”…..
25. We call on the FAO, in conjunction with the CGIAR and other international research institutes, to advance agricultural research and research into new technologies, including biotechnology. The introduction of tried and tested new technologies including biotechnology should be accomplished in a safe manner and adapted to local conditions to help improve agricultural productivity in developing countries. We are committed to study, share and facilitate the responsible use of biotechnology in addressing development needs.
neutral and balanced
Code of Conduct
A data base on the status of development, adoption and application of biotechnologies in developing countries
Agriculture Biotechnology: meeting the needs of poor? application of biotechnologies in developing countriesInformation to support decision-making in biotechnology
National biotech policy development application of biotechnologies in developing countries(Bangladesh, Paraguay, Nicaragua, Swaziland)
Building regional collaboration Regional Networks
Asia Pacific Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology
Strengthening Local Capacities