Subregional Office for Central Asia (SEC)

Central Asia and Caucasus Regional Expert Consultation on cereals diseases, pests, weeds monitoring and cereals disease resistance breeding

27-28 February 2013, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Photo: FAO SEC (workshop participants

The meeting was organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization’s Subregional Office for Central Asia (FAO SEC), in cooperation with the Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (REU), the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) and the International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA).
The objective of the meeting was to discuss the results of the monitoring of cereals’ diseases, pests and weeds by FAO SEC in collaboration with the International Winter Wheat Improvement Programme  (IWWIP), national consultants and agricultural research institutes, as well as get acquainted with the activities of national breeding programs on breeding of disease resistant varieties, development and discussing the activity plans for the new cropping season.