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Postgraduate Course: Participatory Plant Breeding & Resilient Seed Systems

February 6, 2020

This Wageningen University & Research (WUR)-hosted Summerschool on “Participatory Plant Breeding and Resilient Seed System will be held on 16-21 August 2020 in Lunteren, the Netherlands.

The course will serve professionals who seek longer-term solutions for sustainable, agro-ecological agriculture and answers to the question: How can food systems be moved forward in the South and the North? Key aspects of the program include:

  • Concepts, strategies, methods and experiences with decentralised and participatory approaches to plant breeding and seed system development to increase agrobiodiversity and cope with climate changes
  • Governance issues such as seed quality control, property rights, co-ownership and benefit sharing
  • Specific approaches for different crop types and socio-economic contexts
  • Multi-actor approaches, collaborative learning, knowledge sharing and networking approaches to engage food system and value chain actors into participatory plant breeding and resilient seed system programs
  • The interaction of technical solutions and social choices: considering trade-offs and issues of inclusion/social equity and other values

This workshop is aimed at PhD candidates, postdocs, and other academics.

It may be of particular interest for programs and partners engaged in seed system development and is supported by Global Alliance for the Future of Food, EU projects Liveseed and Dynaversity, and the Root Tuber and Bananas CRP.

Min. 20, max. 30 participants.

Basic knowledge about plant breeding and/or seed systems is recommended.

For more information about the preliminary program, requirements, fees, and registration, please visit the official event page.


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