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International Workshop on Development of Drought-Tolerant Crops for Developing Countries and Future Prospects

2017-10-27

Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS) will hold an international workshop in the final year of the research project "Development of Drought-Tolerant Crops for Developing Countries" funded by AFFRC, MAFF.

Global warming is expected to have a serious effect on the nature and society.  In the agriculture, forestry and fisheries, the frequency of abnormal climate events, such as high temperature and drought, have increased recently in the world, and consequently caused damages to crop production.
In the light of these situations, in 2013, JIRCAS has launched a research project on development of drought-tolerant rice and wheat for developing countries in collaboration with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT).
In this workshop, the research results of the past five years and current situation and future prospects for development of GM crops will be presented, and we will discuss on issues to be addressed for practical application of GM crops and the possibility of collaboration.

Organized by

Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences

Co-operated by

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Council Secretariat, MAFF

date
2017-11-29
place

Tsukuba International Congress Center (Epochal), Medium conference room 406(2-20-3, Takezono, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-0032, Japan) Access: https://www.epochal.or.jp/

Program
Registration 12:00
13:00-13:10 Opening remarks
Session 1: Development of drought-tolerant crops for developing countries
13:10-13:20 Project Overview, JIRCAS
13:20-13:45 Evaluation of drought tolerance of lowland rice transformed with environmental stress tolerance genes and selection of elite lines, IRRI
13:45-14:10 Evaluation of drought tolerance of upland rice transformed with environmental stress tolerance genes and selection of elite lines, CIAT
14:10-14:35 Evaluation of drought tolerance of wheat transformed with environmental stress tolerance genes and selection of elite lines, CIMMYT
14:35-15:00 Molecular biological evaluation of crops transformed with environmental stress tolerance genes, JIRCAS

 

15:00-15:30 Coffee break、Group photos
Session2: Current situation and future prospects for development of GM crops
15:30-16:10 AATF's Intervention in the Deployment of Technology on GM Crops in Africa, The African Agricultural Technology Foundation, Kenya
16:10-16:50 Engineering Drought Tolerance in Monocots through Delayed Senescence, Arcadia Biosciences Inc., US
16:50-17:30 Progress in Development of Drought Tolerant Rice using Conventional and New Breeding Tools in Uganda, National Agricultural Research Organization, Uganda
Session3 General Discussion
17:30-18:00 Discussion
18:00-18:05 Closing Remarks
Registration deadlines
2017-10-27 09:00 - 2017-11-21 17:00
Registration
poster
国際ワークショップ「途上国における乾燥耐性品種の開発と今後の展開」
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contact

Biological Resources and Post-harvest Division, JIRCAS

  • Address: 
    1-1 Ohwashi Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8686, Japan
  • Telephone: 
    +81-29-838-6305
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    +81-29-838-6650
  • Email: 
    jircas-GM@ml.affrc.go.jp