Proceedings of the 2016 FAO international symposium on agricultural biotechnologies

Proceedings of the 2016 FAO international symposium on agricultural biotechnologies FAO organized the international symposium on “The role of agricultural biotechnologies in sustainable food systems and nutrition” on 15-17 February 2016 at FAO headquarters, Rome. Proceedings of the symposium, edited by J. Ruane, J.D. Dargie and C. Daly, are now available. Organized in eight chapters, […]

FAO/CBD/OECD webinar on international databases on biosafety

FAO/CBD/OECD webinar on international databases on biosafety Following two similar events in November 2014 and May 2015, a third webinar was jointly organized by FAO, the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on 9 December 2015. It provided a training opportunity in understanding the location, contents, specific […]

Probiotics in animal nutrition

Probiotics in animal nutrition As part of its Animal Production and Health Papers series, FAO has just published “Probiotics in animal nutrition – Production, impact and regulation”, by Y.S. Bajagai, A.V. Klieve, P.J. Dart and W.L. Bryden, edited by H.P.S. Makkar. The 89-page report presents a unique and exhaustive review of the state of […] […]

Cartagena COP-MOP 8 and CBD COP 13

Cartagena COP-MOP 8 and CBD COP 13 The 8th meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (COP-MOP 8) takes place on 4-17 December 2016 in Cancun, Mexico. The annotated provisional agenda and other documents are now available at https://www.cbd.int/doc/?meeting=MOP-08. The meeting will […]