The Asian Regional Workshop on Sustainable Food Production,
Biotechnology, and Biosafety will be held on 25-26 October
at the Rama Gardens Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand.
The workshop will discuss key topics in the upcoming international
meetings related to the Rio Declaration, Convention on Biodiversity,
and the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, how they are interrelated,
and how the outcomes of the meetings can be implemented
at the national level.
Among the resource persons are noted scientists and experts
Dr. Julian Adams of the University of Michigan and the International
Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)/Program for Biosafety
Systems (IFPRI/PBS), Dr. Paul Teng of the National
Institute of Education, Singapore, Dr. Piet Van der
Meer of the Public
Research and Regulation Initiative (PRRI), Dr. Dominic
Muyldermans of CropLife
International (CLI), Dr. Kazuo Watanabe of University
of Tsukuba, and Dr. Jose Falck Zepeda of the IFPRI/PBS.
The workshop is co-organized by PRRI, IFPRI/PBS, the International
Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications
(ISAAA). It will also be supported by the SEAMEO
Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research
in Agriculture (SEARCA), SEAMEO
Regional Center for Tropical Biology (BIOTROP), Thailand’s
National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
(BIOTEC), the Office
of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning
(ONEP), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment,
the Department of Agriculture (DOA), Ministry
of Agricultural and Cooperative, and the Biotechnology
Alliance Association of Thailand.
At least 50 delegates from 15 countries in the Asian region
including officials and scientists involved in biosafety
policy and regulations are expected to attend the workshop.
For more information about this upcoming event visit the
ISAAA website www.isaaa.org or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org,
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.. (Jenny
A. Panopio and Sophia