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NIAS-FAO International Symposium

Plant Genetic Resources in Asia and the Pacific: Impacts and Future Directions

Poster The objectives of the NIAS-FAO international symposium are to discuss, with reference to Asia and the Pacific, the impacts plant genetic resources have had on improving crop productivity and the future directions related to conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic resources. In addition the symposium will have leaders of plant genetic resources programs from 15 Asian and 1 Pacific countries who will share their perspectives and information related to plant genetic resources. This symposium provides an opportunity to deepen cooperation, collaboration and exchange between participants.

October 18, 2011
Epochal Tsukuba - International Congress Center, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
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09:30-10:00 Registration and coffee
10:00-10:15 Welcome from Dr. Ishige, President of NIAS, and Mr. Konuma, ADG FAO-RAP
Part 1 Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (PGRFA) - IMPACTS
10:15-10:40 The use of PGRFA in crop improvement in Japan (Akira Sugimoto, Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences)
10:40-11:05 a PGRFA success story (Tolo Iosefa, University of the South Pacific, Samoa, Invited by NIAS)
11:05-11:30 The impacts of conservation of rice genetic resources (Duncan Vaughan, FAO-RAP)
11:30-11:55 Genetic diversity of cultivated and wild soybean resources and their potential for breeding and genomic analysis (Masao Ishimoto, NIAS)
11:55-12:20 Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus L.) (Takashi Onozaki, National Institute of Floricultural Science, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization)
12:20-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:00 Facilitation of Cryostrage in NIAS Genbank (Shin-ichi Yamamoto, NIAS)
14:00-14:30 Growing Role of Plant Genetic Resources in Food and Nutrition Security and Climate Resilient Agriculture (Subash Dasgupta, FAO-RAP, Invited by NIAS)
14:30-15:00 The importance of information in the context of the Second Global Plan of Action for Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (Stefano Diulgheroff, FAO)
15:00-15:25 Break
15:25-15:55 Challenges on Conservation and Utilization of Plant Genetic Resources with Biotechnology (Kazuo Watanabe, University of Tsukuba)
15:55-16:25 Considering the future: ex situ conservation of the world's crop diversity (Charlotte Lusty, Global Crop Diversity Trust)
16:25-17:00 General discussion
18:30-20:30 Reception