Knowledge Exchange and Coordination Workshop on Agricultural Biotechnology

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The Knowledge Exchange and Coordination Workshop was hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture of Hungary through the National Agriculture Research and Innovation Centre (NARIC), and is supported by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and by the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) in the framework of their partnership initiative on South-South and Triangular Cooperation for Agricultural Development and Enhanced Food Security (SSTC-ADFS).

Introductory Speeches

  1. Hungary: Dr. Barnabás  Jenes, Director General, NARIC 
  2. Dr. Katalin Posta Dean, Szent István University

Participants’ presentations to focus on current situation on Agricultural Biotechnology in participating countries – context, solutions, and lessons learned

  1. Hungary – Dr. Ferenc Olasz Director, NARIC, and Mr. Bálint Illés, Deputy Head of Department, NARIC
  2. Algeria
  3. Morocco
  4. Turkey Part 1
  5. Turkey Part 2
  6. Uzbekistan

Thematic Presentations

  1. Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (ABC) and biotechnology – Dr. Ferenc Olasz, director of Agricultural Biotechnology Institute
  2. Climate change and fertility: How to avoid the negative effects in poultry? 
  3. Importance and solutions for clean stocks: virus diagnostics, in vitro propagation and distribution – Part 1
  4. Importance and solutions for clean stocks – Part 2
  5. From Marker-Assisted Selection to Genomic Selection
  6. Potato breeding: from basic science to new cultivars
  7. Genetic background of disease resistance against Aeromonas hydrophila in common carp (Cyprinus carpio)
  8. Evaluation of phytonutrients content and composition of tomatoes
  9. Adaptation of forests to climate change: the importance of genetic variability
  10. Exploring the microflora in samples from traditional dairy products derived from a Transylvanian farm
  11. Hungarian Dairy Research and Innovation: Impact of Microfiltration on Microbiological and Organoleptic Characteristics of Camel Milk; and Innovations on Probiotics
  12. Market controlled Chilli and Pepper hybrid seed production based on MAS and dihaploid technique
  13. Triticale improvement: combined application of tissue cultures and field techniques
  14. How can genomics help in agricultural research
  15. Utilization of biotechnological processes for the development of foodstuffs of scientifically certified health preserving effects

Presentations of international organizations

  1. Mr. Jacques Pages, CIRAD
  2. Mr. Gabor Teveli, PROCASUR

Presentation of some areas from the Ministry of Agriculture

  1. Use of “Novum wheat” in animal feeding – Mr Zalán Varga
  2. The Hungarian agricultural research and development in the spirit of sustainability and food security – Dr. Zsolt Feldmann
  3. Agricultural and Rural Development – Mr Mátyás Szabónex
  4. Agricultural Irrigation – Mr György Dobosnnex
  5. Family Farming – Dr. Katalin Kujáni, Ms Anikó Hetyeinnex
  6. School Milk Scheme – Mr Csaba Vitáriusnnex

Closing speeches, summary, comments, first pilot projects, expert missions

  1. NARIC Agricultural Biotechnology Institute
  2. Hungary’s Rural Development Programme for 2014-2020 approved by the European Commission

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