ICARDA course on crop improvement

October 15, 2011 at 7:57 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Group photo of participants in training course on Biotechnology application in Crop Improvement at ICARDA headquarters

Aiming to transfer biotechnology to countries with dry climates, ICARDA started a 9-week training course on “Biotechnology application in Crop Improvement”, on 17 October, 2011. The course aims to introduce new  biotechnology tools and applications to enable participants from Azerbaijan, Egypt,  Ethiopia, Iraq,  Sudan and  Syria. to apply them in their own countries.

The course is funded by the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD), the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), and covers subjects including, molecular markers, mapping populations, and genetic linkage mapping, principles of scoring, sequencing techniques and biosafety regulations.

At the end of the course on 16 December, 2011, the trainees will submit research reports and present their findings to a committee of appointed ICARDA scientists. Successful trainees, whose research activities meet the criteria set by the committee, will be awarded a certificate of completion of the course

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