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Información general
Tipo de iniciativa
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FAO's Initiative on capacity building for GMO detection in seed samples
Persona de contacto
Andrea Sonnino
Senior Agricultural Research Officer
Research and Technology Development Service, Research Extension and Training Division
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
Rome 00100
Italia
Phone:+39 06 5705 5499
Fax:+39 06 5705 5731
Email:andrea.sonnino@fao.org
Url:http://www.fao.org/sd/sdrr/bio_en.asp
Dr. Kakoli Ghosh
Agriculture Officer (Capacity Building)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
Rome
Italia, 00153
Phone:+39 06 57054533
Fax:+39 06 57056347
Email:kakoli.ghosh@fao.org
País(es) beneficiario(s)
  • Mundial
Tipo de iniciativa
Grupo principal de destinatario(s) / beneficiarios
  • Target group: Seed technicians from national agencies and other relevant stakeholders
Fecha de inicio
2002-01-01
Fecha de finalización
2005-12-31
Donante(s) de información
Agencia(s) u organización(es) que aplican o patrocinan la iniciativa
Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) - Biotechnology
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
Rome
Italia, 00153
Phone:+39 (0) 6 57051
Fax:+39 (0) 6 570 53152
Email:biotech-website@fao.org,FAO-HQ@fao.org,Official-Correspondence-Group@fao.org
Url:Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) - Biotechnology
Agencia(s) u organización(es) que aplican o apoyan la iniciativa (Información suplementaria)
  • Organization: FAO - Seed and genetic resources Service (AGPS)
  • Type of Organization: UN Agency
Información presupuestaria
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300,000 USD
Detalles de la actividad
Descripción de la iniciativa
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The Seeds and Plant Genetic Resources Service of FAO assists developing countries and those with economies in transition in technical capacity building for seed testing and variety verification, including GM seeds and varieties in collaboration with International Seed Testing Association (ISTA). 

Hands-on training courses on  Electrophoretic Methods and PCR-Techniques for Variety Verification and GMO detection  are conducted at the regional and sub -regional levels throughout the world. Seven pratical courses have been conducted till May 2005.
Objetivo, principales resultados esperados o lección aprendida
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Objectives
Through these workshops the aim is to train the seed technicians from national agencies and other relevant stakeholders in methods of verification of species, cultivars and hybrids, as well as qualitative and quantitative GMO detection.

Around 250 technical staff from 80 countries were involved in the following training workshops:
1.Carribean and Central America Sub region : Kingston, Jamaica, 2005
2.Greater Mekong Sub-region : Beijing, China 2005
3.Near East and North Africa Cairo, Egypt, 2004
4.Central and Eastern Europe Lubliana, Slovenia, 2004
5.Asia Pacific: Bangkok, Thailand, November 2003
6.Southern and Eastern Africa Johannesburg, South Africa, 2003
7.Latin America and Caribbean: Buenos Aires, 2002
Zonas(s) temática(s) generales
  • Capacitación institucional
  • Colaboración científica, técnica e institucional en nivel sub-regional, regional e internacional
  • LMO use and transboundary movement
Información suplementaria
Información suplementaria
EN
Implemented in 80 countries worldwide.

Other collaborating organizations
International Seed Testing Association (ISTA)