International Conference on Capturing Wild Relative and Landrace Diversity for Crop Improvement

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"The PGR Secure consortium and the European Association for Research on Plant Breeding (EUCARPIA) convened a joint international conference on utilization and conservation of crop wild relative (CWR) and landrace (LR) diversity for crop improvement. The conference showcased novel characterization techniques and conservation strategies to identify and preserve CWR and LR traits to increase options for crop improvement as a means of underpinning food security in the face of climate change. It brought together the international community to debate the current status and future enhanced utilization of CWR and LR diversity for improving agricultural production, increasing food security and sustaining the environment. The conference was a landmark in PGR science, highlighting exotic plant germplasm as a potentially critical but neglected resource for crop improvement.
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Period16 Jun 201420 Jun 2014
Event typeConference
LocationCambridge, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational