I have been involved for over 15 years in the fight to get Africa firmly and fully engaged in biotechnology. Africa Harvest, the organization I work for, subscribes to the UN Food and Agricultural Organization’s (FAO) definition of biotechnologies as “tools and techniques that can improve agriculture and food production.” This certainly includes new DNA techniques, molecular biology, and reproductive technological applications.
Brussels - 14 December 2017 - CropLife International welcomes the joint statement from 17 governments, including Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Kenya, Uganda, and the United States, circulated at the World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires, which calls to strengthen the implementation and application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS Agreement).
The WHO Department of Nutrition for Health and Development is pleased to announce the launching of the Global Nutrition Monitoring Framework country profiles for 194 countries, available here.
Dear partners and colleagues,
As you may know, FAO is organizing the 2nd International Symposium on Agroecology (more information here).
Agroecology depends on the co-creation of local capacities and knowledge - often building on traditional knowledge - that works with complex systems under changing environmental, social and economic conditions.