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Résumé du Symposium international de la FAO “Rôle des biotechnologies agricoles dans les systèmes alimentaires durables et la nutrition”

15-17 février 2016 au siège de la FAO, Rome









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    Opening Plenary Session. Chapter One of the Proceedings of the FAO International Symposium on the Role of Agricultural Biotechnologies in Sustainable Food Systems and Nutrition 2016
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    The opening plenary session contains the texts of the welcome address by José Graziano da Silva, Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN; the keynote address by Louise Fresco on "The state of knowledge in biotechnology"; the keynote address by Maurício Antônio Lopes and Dr. Pedro Luiz Oliveira de Almeida Machado on "Biotechnologies in action in Brazil"; and the address, "Breakthroughs in resource productivity" by Gunter Pauli. The FAO international symposium on “The role of agricultural biotechnologies in sustainable food systems and nutrition” took place from 15 to 17 February 2016 at FAO headquarters, Rome. Over 400 people attended, including 230 delegates from 75 member countries and the European Union, as well as representatives of intergovernmental organizations, private sector entities, civil society organizations, academia/research organizations and producer organizations/cooperatives. The symposium encompassed the crop, livestock, forestry and fishery sectors and was organized around three main themes: i) climate change; ii) sustainable food systems and nutrition; and iii) people, policies, institutions and communities. The proceedings provide the main highlights of the symposium which covered a broad range of biotechnologies, from low-tech approaches such as those involving use of microbial fermentation processes, biofertilizers, biopesticides and artificial insemination, to high-tech approaches such as those involving advanced DNA-b ased methodologies and genetically modified organisms.

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    For more information, visit the webpage http://www.fao.org/about/meetings/agribiotechs-symposium/en/.
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    Summary Report of the FAO International Symposium on "The Role of Agricultural Biotechnologies in Sustainable Food Systems and Nutrition
    15-17 February 2016, FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy
    2016
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    The objective of the symposium was to explore the application of biotechnologies for the benefit of family farmers in developing sustainable food systems and improving nutrition in the context of unprecedented challenges, including climate change. The symposium successfully broadened the discussions beyond the narrow and polarised debate on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) which is hindering the development and use of the full range of biotechnologies.The symposium highlighted numerous exam ples of the successful application of agricultural biotechnologies that meet the needs of family farmers in the crop, forestry, fishery and livestock sectors. The importance of building awareness and communication on agricultural biotechnologies was a common theme throughout the symposium as was the view that all stakeholders, including smallholders and family farmers, should be engaged in this process.
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    International Symposium on "The Role of Agricultural Biotechnologies in Sustainable Food Systems and Nutrition
    15-17 February 2016, FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy
    2015
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    The objective of the symposium was to explore the application of biotechnologies for the benefit of family farmers in developing sustainable food systems and improving nutrition in the context of unprecedented challenges, including climate change. The symposium successfully broadened the discussions beyond the narrow and polarised debate on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) which is hindering the development and use of the full range of biotechnologies.The symposium highlighted numerous exam ples of the successful application of agricultural biotechnologies that meet the needs of family farmers in the crop, forestry, fishery and livestock sectors. The importance of building awareness and communication on agricultural biotechnologies was a common theme throughout the symposium as was the view that all stakeholders, including smallholders and family farmers, should be engaged in this process.
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    Opening Plenary Session. Chapter One of the Proceedings of the FAO International Symposium on the Role of Agricultural Biotechnologies in Sustainable Food Systems and Nutrition 2016
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    The opening plenary session contains the texts of the welcome address by José Graziano da Silva, Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN; the keynote address by Louise Fresco on "The state of knowledge in biotechnology"; the keynote address by Maurício Antônio Lopes and Dr. Pedro Luiz Oliveira de Almeida Machado on "Biotechnologies in action in Brazil"; and the address, "Breakthroughs in resource productivity" by Gunter Pauli. The FAO international symposium on “The role of agricultural biotechnologies in sustainable food systems and nutrition” took place from 15 to 17 February 2016 at FAO headquarters, Rome. Over 400 people attended, including 230 delegates from 75 member countries and the European Union, as well as representatives of intergovernmental organizations, private sector entities, civil society organizations, academia/research organizations and producer organizations/cooperatives. The symposium encompassed the crop, livestock, forestry and fishery sectors and was organized around three main themes: i) climate change; ii) sustainable food systems and nutrition; and iii) people, policies, institutions and communities. The proceedings provide the main highlights of the symposium which covered a broad range of biotechnologies, from low-tech approaches such as those involving use of microbial fermentation processes, biofertilizers, biopesticides and artificial insemination, to high-tech approaches such as those involving advanced DNA-b ased methodologies and genetically modified organisms.

    Read the full report

    Full report chapter by chapter:

    For more information, visit the webpage http://www.fao.org/about/meetings/agribiotechs-symposium/en/.
  • Thumbnail Image
    Meeting
    Summary Report of the FAO International Symposium on "The Role of Agricultural Biotechnologies in Sustainable Food Systems and Nutrition
    15-17 February 2016, FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy
    2016
    Also available in:

    The objective of the symposium was to explore the application of biotechnologies for the benefit of family farmers in developing sustainable food systems and improving nutrition in the context of unprecedented challenges, including climate change. The symposium successfully broadened the discussions beyond the narrow and polarised debate on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) which is hindering the development and use of the full range of biotechnologies.The symposium highlighted numerous exam ples of the successful application of agricultural biotechnologies that meet the needs of family farmers in the crop, forestry, fishery and livestock sectors. The importance of building awareness and communication on agricultural biotechnologies was a common theme throughout the symposium as was the view that all stakeholders, including smallholders and family farmers, should be engaged in this process.
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    Meeting
    International Symposium on "The Role of Agricultural Biotechnologies in Sustainable Food Systems and Nutrition
    15-17 February 2016, FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy
    2015
    Also available in:
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    The objective of the symposium was to explore the application of biotechnologies for the benefit of family farmers in developing sustainable food systems and improving nutrition in the context of unprecedented challenges, including climate change. The symposium successfully broadened the discussions beyond the narrow and polarised debate on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) which is hindering the development and use of the full range of biotechnologies.The symposium highlighted numerous exam ples of the successful application of agricultural biotechnologies that meet the needs of family farmers in the crop, forestry, fishery and livestock sectors. The importance of building awareness and communication on agricultural biotechnologies was a common theme throughout the symposium as was the view that all stakeholders, including smallholders and family farmers, should be engaged in this process.

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