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BCI awareness seminar on Role of plant genetic resources in varietal development and seed system.

Plant Genetic Resources Program of Bio-resources Conservation Institute (BCI), NARC, Islamabad organized awareness seminar titled “Role of plant genetic resources in varietal development and seed system” at Rahim Yar Khan on 26th September, 2018 in collaboration with Jullundur Private Limited. Presentations on the importance of plant genetic resources (PGR), importance of genebank for conservation of PGR and their utilization, Seed Act Amendment(2015), Plant Breeders’ Rights Act (2016), protection of genetic resources and traditional knowledge (GRTK), international agreements including Convention on Biodiversity (CBD), International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA), Multilateral System (MLS), Access &Benefit Sharing (ABS) and Nagoya Protocol, were delivered. The seminar was attended by participants from private sector including representatives of seed companies and public sector including representatives of universities and research and development organizations.


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