Biotechnologies Symposium. Parallel Session 1.1. Facing the challenges of climate change: Adaptation in the crop and forestry sectors

Sheikh Zayed Centre (FAO Headquarters)
 Rome time

Chair: Chittaranjan Kole, Jacob School of Biotechnology & Bioengineering, Allahabad, India
Introductory remarks: Chittaranjan Kole

Developing rice varieties with enhanced adaptation to lowland farming systems: Case studies from South Asia, Abdelbagi Ismail, International Rice Research Institute, Los Baños, the Philippines

Harnessing agricultural biotechnology for resilience to climate change: A lesson from water efficient maize for Africa project, Yoseph Beyene, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), Nairobi, Kenya

Molecular breeding in legumes for resource-poor farmers: Chickpea for Ethiopia and India, Douglas Cook, University of California Davis, Davis, United States

Genomic approaches for dissecting fitness traits in forest tree landscapes, Ciro De Pace, Università degli Studi della Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy

Use of genomics for understanding and improving adaptation to climate change in forest trees, Sally Aitken, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada


Discussion: moderated by Chittaranjan Kole

Closing remarks: Chittaranjan Kole

Topics: Agriculture & crops,Biotechnology
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