COMSTECH-PARC-ECOSF Workshop on Plant Genetic Resources and Genebank Operations Management System May 8-11, 2018

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A four-day workshop is being organized by COMSGTECH, ECOSF and PARC from 8-11 May 2018 at COMSTECH Secretariat, Islamabad-Pakistan for participants from OIC member states including ECO countries to engage them in the preservation and management of plant genetic resources. This training would be crucial for conservation of plant genetics resources in various countries currently facing threats from climatic change and genetic erosion to vital crops. The Workshop, to be conducted by experts in this field, would provide hands-on training to participants in handling plant genetic resources and aims to initiate work in the setting up and management of Plant Genebanks.

The workshop is aimed to achieve two main objectives;

  1. Raise the capacity of the existing PGRFA conservation and utilization facilities in OIC countries with particular focus on;
  • Current status of plant diversity: its use & preservation
  • Main achievements at the global, regional and national level
  • Key technical and scientific advances
  • Major gaps and needs that require urgent attention
  1. Development of projects in consultation with the experts for setting up Gene Banks in the OIC member states

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