Crop Diversification in a Changing World - Mobilizing the green gold of plant genetic resources 2017
The conference aims to increase our understanding of the challenges we face as a community of stakeholders in PGR conservation and sustainable use, and of opportunities for transformation in the PGR use system. In plenary we will learn from the experiences of actors in all elements of the system, and in parallel workshop sessions tackle specific issues impeding the system’s functionality. The conference will conclude with a panel discussion and resolution on future needs to support a workable and sustainable PGR use system.
*PGR conservation – in nature, in production systems and in genebanks
*Breeding for diverse farming systems – the roles of the formal and informal sectors
*Collaborative approaches in plant breeding – public–private partnerships and participatory practices
*Marketing diversity – enhancing the enabling environment for crop diversification
*Valuing plant genetic diversity – what are the costs and benefits of PGR conservation and use?
*The in situ–ex situ conundrum – can we move to a truly integrated approach?
*Searching for diversity – how can information flow be streamlined to improve access to PGR?
*Accessing plant genetic diversity – what are the obstacles and how can they be overcome?