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For the period 2010-2011, a UN Food and Agricultural Organisation Project TCP/KAZ/3202 on â€œStrengthening the Plant Biotechnology Capacity for Sustainable Utilization of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture in Kazakhstanâ€? is being implemented. Project implementing parties included Ministry of Education and Science (MoES), National Center of Biotechnology (NCB), Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), JSC â€œKazAgroInnovationâ€? of MoA (KAI) and International Wheat and Maize Improvement Center (CIMMYT).
Within the framework of this project CIMMYT-Kazakhstan is organizing a seminar-training â€œBiosafety, regulations and policy issues in the field of biotechnology, PGR and breedingâ€? for national biotechnologists, breeders and PGR specialists (18 people) in Almaty during 5-9 December 2011. This seminar-training will be held in Almaty at the sanatorium â€œAlatauâ€? â€“ one of the best health resort in Kazakhstan. The organizers plan to invite as the lecturers at the seminar four well-known specialists from France, Germany, Russia and Kazakhstan.