Technical Cooperation Network on Agricultural Biotechnology in Latin America and the Caribbean
Red de Cooperación Técnica en Biotecnologia Agropecuaria para América Latina y el Caribe (REDBIO)
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1990-11 Santiago Chile
Nov 1990, Santiago (Chile), in the framework of E-XE9569 - FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (FAO/RLC), as proposed, Jun 1989, Luxembourg, at Symposium on Plant Biotechnology for Developing Countries, organized by FAO and CTA, and as agreed, Nov 1990, at the Round Table for the Establishment of a Technical Cooperation Network among Plant Biotechnology Laboratories. Began functioning Dec 1990. Original title: Technical Cooperation Network on Plant Biotechnology in Latin America and the Caribbean -- Red de Cooperación Técnica en Biotecnologia Vegetal en América Latina y el Caribe.
Accelerate the process of adaptation, generation, transfer and application of plant biotechnology and biosafety to contribute to the solution of crop production constraints and genetic resources conservation for the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean; constitute a technical forum to support the formulation of national and regional policy and strategy in plant biotechnology for agricultural development; promote and facilitate exchange of information and research results among network members throughout modern data management and communication systems; promote and support the exchange of resources and biologic materials and the access to new technologies throughout horizontal co-operative activities among members and with advanced laboratories from abroad; support training activities at the regional level including the formation, qualification and updating of human resources; promote and support updating of knowledge through organization and participation of members in international forums and symposia; promote complementation among research groups and facilitate assistance mechanisms on plant biotechnology and/or other technical areas, among members and with advanced institutions from abroad; promote preparation and application of a 'Code of Conduct on Plant Biotechnology' that will favour, standardize and adapt the use of concerted concepts in biosecurity, regulation, ethics and socio-economic impact of biotechnology.
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