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Forest Adaptation Monitoring - The Way Ahead







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    Expert consultation; Report and selected papers
    2006
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    After genetically modified (GM) crops are released, they interact with the environment. Introgression, mutations and selection pressure continue to take place and, when the crop is grown on large areas, there are the possibilities of unanticipated effects on the habitats and ecosystems. Thus, the need to monitor both the benefits and potential hazards of released GM crops to the environment is becoming more important as the commercial area of these crops is increasing. An expert cons ultation at FAO headquarters in 2003 on the environmental effects of GM crops stressed that the benefits and potential hazards of GM crops needed to be considered within a broader ecosystem and recommended that the environmental effects of GM crops be assessed a case-by-case basis. It was emphasized that there was limited information on the subject and that there was an emerging need to monitor possible medium- to long-term environmental impacts through adequate practical methodologies . Hence, in January 2005, a consultation of experts was convened at FAO in Rome to explore and evaluate methodologies for monitoring the impact of GM crops on agriculture and the larger domain of ecosystems, and recommend strategies to FAO for strengthening member countries capacities to design and carry out monitoring of environmental effects of GM crops.
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    Terminal evaluation of the project “Adaptive management and monitoring of the Maghreb’s oases systems”
    Project code: GCP/SNE/002/GFF - GEF ID: 5798 - Follow-up report
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