FAO International Symposium on the Role of Agricultural Biotechnologies in Sustainable Food Systems and Nutrition

The international symposium was held in FAO headquarters in Rome from 15 to 17th February 2016. It explored how the application of science and technology, particularly agricultural biotechnologies, can benefit smallholders in developing sustainable food systems and improving nutrition in the context of climate change. The symposium took a multisectoral approach, covering the crop, livestock, forestry and fishery sectors. It also aimed to cover the wide spectrum of available biotechnologies, including microbial food fermentation, tissue culture in plants, reproductive technologies in livestock, use of molecular markers, genetic modification and other technologies.

Read more: http://www.fao.org/about/meetings/agribiotechs-symposium/about-the-symposium/en/ .