Islamabad (6th May, 2018)..............., International Workshop on Plant Genetic Resources and Genebank Operations Management Systems is going to be jointly organized by Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) and COMSTECH Secretariat, Islamabad at Constitution Avenue, G-5/2, Islamabad on 08-11 May, 2018.
Managers, technicians and conservationists working in genebanks are mainly targeted to benefit from the workshop. The International workshop is aimed to entertain 30-35 participants from Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) member countries. OIC Members who confirmed their participation in the Workshop are Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Gambia, Iraq, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Morocco, Oman, Senegal, Sudan, Tajikstan. Leading national & international experts with vast experience in plant genetic resources and genebanks will share their views to the participants of the workshop
The workshop is aimed to achieve two main objectives; “Raise the capacity of the existing Plant genetic resources for food and agriculture (PGRFA) conservation and utilization facilities in OIC countries with particular focus on Current status of plant diversity- its use & preservation” and “Main achievements at the global, regional and national level, Key technical and scientific advances , Major gaps and needs that require urgent attention and Development of projects in consultation with the experts for setting up Gene Banks in the OIC member states”.
Director (PR&P) PARC
Edited by: Muhammad Fiaz Joyia
Director (SC&P) NARC