Plant biotechnologies: Luxembourg
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CTA. 1991. Plant biotechnologies: Luxembourg. Spore 32. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Symposium that was held in Luxembourg in June, 1989 entitled 'Plant biotechnologies for Developing Countries'. CTA cosponsored a meeting at IITA, Ibadan, Nigeria in November 1990 which addressed the more specific issue of enhancing biotechnology research
Proceedings published - new meeting held on research in Africa In Spore 23 we reported on a major Symposium that was held in Luxembourg in June, 1989 entitled 'Plant Biotechnologies for Developing Countries'. CTA and FAO had joined forces to organize this meeting, which aimed at evaluating the relevance of new biotechnologies to agricultural production. The proceedings have now been published and copies are available, on request, from CTA. The Luxembourg meeting stressed the importance of actually carrying out some of the research intended to benefit the developing countries in those countries themselves. To expedite this process, CTA cosponsored a meeting at IITA, Ibadan, Nigeria in November 1990 which addressed the more specific issue of enhancing biotechnology research on tropical crops in Africa. CTA supported the attendance of twenty seven African biotechnologists, ten of whom attended a one-week practical training session after the workshop. Many participants felt that technology transfer had received too much attention from donor agencies, and that a certain amount of science transfer was now essential in order to place the new technologies on a sound footing. Professor Jean Ndeberi of the University of Burundi was elected Chairman of the newly-formed African Plant Biotechnology Network (APBNet).