The Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources (ISPGR) in collaboration with the National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources (NBPGR), New Delhi, is organizing a National Symposium on “Recent Global Developments in the Management of Plant Genetic Resources”, with the objective of providing a forum for discussion among the researchers and other stakeholders regarding the management of PGR and develop suitable strategies for their efficient conservation and sustainable utilization including adaptation to climate change.
It will be held at the National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, Pusa Campus, New Delhi; from the 17-18 December 2009. There will be four Technical Sessions under the following themes:
* New Technologies in PGR Management: New methods/strategies in PGR collection, evaluation, conservation and utilization, application of molecular tools.
* Germplasm Access and Benefit Sharing: Impact of international and national legal instruments (CBD, ITPGRFA, TRIPs, SPS, BDA, PPVFRA etc.) on access to germplasm, models and modalities of benefit sharing, farmers’ rights, multilateral System, Material Transfer Agreements, intellectual property rights and other related topics.
* Climate Change and Plant Genetic Resources: Impact of climate change on crops, role of PGR in mitigating climate change, researchable issues in addressing climate change using PGR.
* Exchange and Safe Movement of Germplasm: Germplasm introduction, quarantine, biosafety, impact of introduced germplasm in terms of diversification, crop improvement, new pests/pathogens and other related topics.
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