International Training Programme on Plant Genetic Resources in Iran, 4-22 November 2006

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Summary

The Central and West Asia and North Africa (CWANA) region is the centre of genetic diversity of some of the world’s major food crops. However, this valuable diversity is under threat of genetic erosion. Local landraces are replaced by ‘improved’ varieties; population pressure, urbanization and environmental degradation through frequent droughts, overgrazing and desertification contribute to this process. The informal system, an indigenous knowledge based farmer managed crop production system, remains the main source of genetic resources and seeds for small-scale farmers. International conventions like CBD, ITPGRFA, and TRIPS call for concerted effort in the conservation of the unique biodiversity of this region and for new policy and regulatory regimes in germplasm exchange and use.

Three one-week workshops of the training programme address three areas in the conservation and use of plant genetic resources and seeds:

  1. In situ and ex situ conservation strategies
    4 – 8 November 2006
  2. Support of local seed supply and small-scale seed enterprises
    11 – 15 November 2006
  3. Genetic resources, rights and institutional policies
    18 – 22 November 2006

The full program announcement and application information can be found here 

The programme is organized in such a way that a one-week workshop can be regarded as an independent and comprehensive training. Alternatively, based on professional interests and institutional needs, participants can combine two or three workshops into a programme.

The deadline to submit applications is 15 September 2006.
Application form

The training programme is organized by:

For further information:

Marja Thijssen
Wageningen International
Lawickse Allee 11
P.O. Box 88
6700 AB Wageningen
The Netherlands

Tel: +31 (0)317- 495247
Fax: +31 (0)317- 495395
E-mail: marja.thijssen@wur.nl

Website: www.wi.wur.nl



Author
WI

Group
Sustainable Agriculture - WI

File type
PDF

File size
219 Kb

Topic
MANAGEMENT OF PLANT BIODIVERSITY

Related topics
LEGISLATION AND STANDARDS

Keywords
conservation-ex situ/ off farm, conservation-in situ/ on, genetic resources, germplasm, policy, seeds

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