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National Node of the BCH
Capacity Building Activities, Projects and Opportunities
Record information and status
Record ID
7051
Status
Published
Date of creation
2004-11-08 22:11 UTC (Andrea.Sonnino@fao.org)
Date of last update
2010-01-20 11:17 UTC (intern.ross.carroll@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2010-01-20 11:17 UTC (intern.ross.carroll@cbd.int)

General information
Title of the initiative
FAO Capacity Building Project on Regulation of Import, Contained Use and Release of Genetically Modified Plants and Plant Material in Malaysia (TCP/MAL/2901)
Contact person
Dr. Andrea Sonnino
Senior Agricultural Research Officer
Research and Technology Development Service
Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO)
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
00100 Rome
Italy
Phone:+39 65 705 5499
Fax:+39 65 705 3801
Email:Andrea.Sonnino@fao.org
Url:http://www.fao.org/sd/sdrr/bio_en.asp
Beneficiary country(ies)
  • Malaysia
  • CBD Regional Groups - Asia and the Pacific
Type of initiative
Start Date
2004-01-01
Ending date
2006-12-31
Donor(s) information
Agency(ies) or Organization(s) implementing or sponsoring the initiative
Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) - Biotechnology
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
Rome
Italy, 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
Agency(ies) or Organization(s) implementing or sponsoring the initiative (Additional Information)
  • Type of Organization: UN Agency
Activity details
Objective and main expected outcomes or lesson learned
Goals
To provide training and attachment for a core group of officials of different involved Ministries and research officers on conducting risk analysis of importation, contained use and release of GM Organisms. This core group will be the in-country trainers and facilitators to further train other relevant personnel.
To undertake a case study and hands-on training on biosafety assessment of papaya plants that have been genetically modified for virus resistance and extended shelf life.
To prepare technical guidelines, scientific methodology and laboratory protocols in the aspects of risk analysis of import, contained use and release of GM plants or plant materials.
To enable the Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) scientists and technicians to detect GMOs in samples of food, seeds, or other plant materials.
To evaluate the laboratory facilities currently available and to assess their adequacy to accomplish GMOs risk analysis and monitoring and to assess needs for further training
General thematic area(s)
  • Institutional capacity
  • Human resources capacity development and training
  • Identification of LMOs, including their detection