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JRC Report Nanotechnology for the agricultural sector

The European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) has recently published a report on the workshop entitled "Nanotechnology for the agricultural sector: from research to the field", held on 21st-22nd November 2013 at the JRC Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (JRC-IPTS), Seville, Spain. The purpose of the workshop was to review state-of-the-art nanotechnology R&D within the agricultural sector and to analyse possible markets and commercial pipeline of products.

 

 

The report details the presentations and discussions from the workshop's five sessions:

  1. Overview of nanotechnology applications with a focus on agricultural Nanotechnology
  2. Nanotechnology research activities in the agricultural sector
  3. Case- studies on developing industrial application of agricultural Nanotechnology
  4. Developments in Nanotechnology Risk Assessment and Regulation
  5. Socio-economic issues of agricultural Nanotechnology

 

Original Publication

JRC scientific and policy reports (2014). Proceedings of a workshop on Nanotechnology for the agricultural sector: from research to the field. European Commission Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies. ISBN 978-92-79-37917-8 (PDF; 2 MB). http://dx.doi.org/10.2791/80497

 

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