Delivering Agricultural Biotechnology to African Farmers

Linking Economic Research to Decision Making
May 19, 2009 - 04:00 am UTC to May 21, 2009 - 04:00 pm UTC

Co-sponsored by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST), and Science Foundations for Livelihoods (Scifode)

This conference provides a unique opportunity for a cross section of stakeholders to discuss the economic impact and potential of genetically modified (GM) crops in Africa, the current challenges facing biotechnology, and the way forward for policymakers at all levels. The conference (1) examines existing case studies and other research-based socioeconomic and policy analysis experiences focused on the assessment of GM crops, to draw lessons for the continued and/or potential deployment and use of appropriate GM crops in Africa; and (2) provides a knowledge platform to strengthen the link between research-based socioeconomic and policy analysis, and decision making on biotechnology in Africa. Participants include policymakers, public research center scientists, industry representatives, academics, and international organizations.