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Webinar: Modern Techniques in Rice Breeding (Part II): Progress and Prospects in Tissue Culture

CWARice is a regional center of excellence for technology development on breeding, production management, education, training facility, mechanization, marketing and industry on rice crop in Central-West Asia.

The 5-year program (2018-2022) of CWARice compiled on the basis of adopted new collaboration strategies of CWARice to flourish capacities, opportunities and initiatives of rice sector in CWA region. Indeed, the main essence of the program is establishing active networks via research, education and development plans exploiting capacities of public and private sectors of CWA countries to the benefit of Central and West Asian Rice society. It is worth mentioning about the program that there is a linkage between research and education projects with development ones to be make them all operational.

Aligning the webinar series of CWARice during Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, the 2nd part of webinar: Modern Techniques in Rice Breeding focusing on Progress and Prospects in Tissue Culture held on Monday 2 November 2020. Objectives of the webinar were as below:

  • To provide a premier interdisciplinary platform to review the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of rice tissue culture.
  • Deliberation of the tissue culture application in rice breeding.
  • To provide researchers and experts a platform to share learning opportunities, networking with peers, leverage the knowledge and expertise of researchers, and learn current strategies that are working for others.

The webinar accomplished by active participation of f attendees from Iran, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Tajikistan, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, India, Indonesia and Nigeria.