COMSTECH organizes workshop on genebank management for African countries

Staff Reporter

COMSTECH organized training workshop on “Acquisition, Conservation, Exchange, and Safety Duplication of Plant Genetic Resources” in OIC Member Countries – Africa Chapter”.

The Coordinator General of COMSTECH, Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary and the Director General of IOFS, Mr. Yerlan A. Baidaulet addressed the opening session and described the commitment of their respective organizations to ensure the capacity of African member states of OIC to manage and develop their plant genetic material using genebanks.

Both the heads stressed the importance of developing and maintaining cooperation and sharing technical expertise and genetic material among member states.

The objectives of this series of webinars are to build the capacity of OIC member countries in maintenance and operations of genebanks – collection of genetic materials, conservation, germplasm exchange policies.

Over 70 participants are attending this two-day conference from Burkina Faso, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Togo, Tunisia, and Uganda.

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