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Date of creation
2008-04-24 14:17 UTC (andrew.bowers@cbd.int)
Date of last update
2009-05-13 18:40 UTC (intern.frederic.perron-welch@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2009-05-13 18:40 UTC (intern.frederic.perron-welch@cbd.int)

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Biotechnology and biosafety related policies and activities of the Consultative Group on International Agriculture Research (CGIAR)
Prepared by the System-wide Genetic Resources Programme (SGRP) on behalf of the International Centres of the Consultative Group on International Agriculture Research, for the Fourth meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (COP/MOP-4). 12 - 16 May 2008. Bonn, Germany
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Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)
The World Bank, MSN G6-601
1818 H Street NW
Washington, DC
United States of America, 20433
Phone:+1 202 473 8951
Fax:+1 202 473 8110
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The paper is divided in two sections. The first section contains the Centres' common policies with regards to the following issues:

*biotechnology in general;
*genetic use restriction technologies (GURTs); and
*unintentional presence of transgenes in ex situ collections.

The second section of the paper is a summary of the Centres' activities in relation to the development of LMOs and the adoption of biosafety measures. In particular:

*LMO development activities engaged in by CGIAR Centres;
*Centres' research relevant to assessing the potential impacts of LMOs;
*Centres' biosafety practices and efforts to ensure regulatory compliance; and
*Centres' capacity-building activities in the field of biotechnology and biosafety.
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  • Report / Review / Fact sheet / Notes
24 page paper