Biotech Updates

IFPRI Hosts COP-MOP4 Side Events

May 2, 2008

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the Program for Biosafety Systems will host three side events at 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), in Bonn, Germany from May 12-16. These events are:
  • "When biotech crops grow, does knowledge flow? Institutions and the impacts of biotech crops on poor farmers", May 12, Salon Arndt, Hotel Maritim
  • Implementing the Protocol in developing countries: The impacts of legal, trade, and economic issues on biosafety policy and regulation” May 13, Salon Planck, Hotel Maritim
  • “Risk assessment for nontarget arthropods: principles and practice”, May 14, Salon Hauptmann, Hotel Maritim
Additional information may be obtained by emailing Christina Lakatos of IFPRI at or by visiting