Biotechnology experts learned from their peers on new techniques to support development of poultry sector

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Gödöllő, Hungary, 12 September. The First Specialized Training on Agricultural Biotechnology within the SSTC-ADFS initiative has helped the experts from the Arab States, Central Asia and Turkey to obtain new skills in chicken primordial germ cell (cPGCs) long-term cultivation and characterization.

Agricultural biotechnology is the application of scientific techniques to modify and improve plants, animals, and microorganisms to enhance their value. Therefore, agricultural biotechnology can help both the developing and developed countries enhance productivity while preserving the environment. 

The training has been designed in respond to the demand from the participating countries expressed during the Knowledge Exchange and Coordination Workshop on agricultural Biotechnology held last October in Hungary. This follow-up training is organized by the Ministry of Agriculture of Hungary (MoAH) through the National Agriculture Research and Innovation Centre NARIC. 

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