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Asian Regional Workshop on Sustainable Agriculture, Biotechnology and Biosafety
January 10-11 : Bangkok, Thailand

The Workshop co-organized by the Public Research Regulation Initiative (PRRI), International Food Policy Research Institute/Program for Biosafety Systems (IFPRI/PBS)and the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) will be held on January 10 and 11, 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand.

It aims to discuss topics related to: 1. Rio +20: the contribution of modern biotechnology to strengthen sustainable agricultural production of food, feed, fiber and fuel; 2. CPB-MOP5: implementation of the outcome of the topics negotiated at MOP5, such as the Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur supplementary protocol on Liability and Redress; c. CPB-MOP6: Risk assessment, Socio-economic considerations, Capacity building; 4. CBD-COP 11: relationship to CPB, and possibly topics as Access Benefit Sharing/genetic resources; and 5. CSD-210: progress of the activities agreed in Chapter 16 of Agenda 21 of the CPB.

Around 70 participants from Asia will be attending the workshop where lectures and discussions will be provided by noted international experts such as Piet Van den Meer of PRRI, Paul S. Teng of NIE/GMAC/ISAAA, Dominic Muyldermans of CLI, Kazuo Watanabe of University of Tsukuba, and Jose Falck Zepeda of IFPRI. The participants are also expected to discuss interrelations in the above-mentioned topics and to develop outcomes that can be implemented and adapted in the represented countries.

For more information you can visit the ISAAA site