JIRCAS-FFTC Workshop Innovation and Networking of Sugarcane Research for Future Sugarcane Industry in Asia Pacific Region
Sugarcane (Saccharum spp. hybrid) is one of the major crops and is usually grown in small scale by farmers in the tropical and subtropical regions. It is an economically important crop producing a large amount of biomass used as source food and energy. The sugar produced by sugarcane is used not only as a sweetening agent but also as a source of bioethanol, while the bagasse that remains after extracting the juice from the stalks can be used to generate electricity. Furthermore, biorefinery of sugarcane will produce many beneficial chemicals and value-added products.
In this workshop, new utilization technologies of the byproducts of sugar mill will be introduced. In addition, to develop new types of varieties for multi-purpose use, advancement of sugarcane breeding, which use interspecific hybrids between sugarcane and its wild species (Saccharum spontaneum), and intergeneric hybrids between sugarcane and Erianthus, which is a wild relative of sugarcane, will be presented.
Sugarcane breeding requires a long time, and the entire process from crossing to release of a new variety usually takes more than 10 years. Therefore, sugarcane breeders should have a clear grasp of the needs and challenges in sugarcane production and industry in the foreseeable future. In this workshop, we would like to extract specific problems and demands of sugarcane production in the target areas and to discuss the direction for breeding of new improved varieties for prospective sugarcane industry.
- Organized by
Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences
Food and Fertilizer Technology Center
- In cooperation with
Thursday, September 15th, 2022, 10:30～ 16:30(JST)
Innovation and Networking of Sugarcane Research for Future Sugarcane Industry in the Asian and Pacific Region
- Registration period
Food and Fertilizer Technology Center (FFTC) for Asia and Pacific RegionAddress14 Wenchow St., Taipei, 106018 TaiwanRegistration deadline:(JST)
- Registration fee
Food and Fertilizer Technology Center (FFTC) for Asia and Pacific Region
Ms. Jennifer Lii