20 Symposium--Participatory Plant Breeding for Food Security and Conservation of Agrobiodiversity

Oral Session
C08 Plant Genetic Resources

Participatory plant breeding allows growers to evaluate segregating material at their own locations under particular multi-environment sites. Growers participate in the selection of material best suited to their conditions. In this ‘quilting production and selection environment’, chances are maximized to maintain genetic diversity and uncover cryptic genetic diversity.


A08 Integrated Agricultural Systems, C01 Crop Breeding & Genetics
Sunday, October 31, 2010: 12:55 PM-4:15 PM
Long Beach Convention Center, Room 201A, Second Floor

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Calvin Qualset
12:55 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:40 PM
Participatory Plant Breeding, Biodiversity, Genetic Resources and Climate Changes.
Salvatore Ceccarelli, ICARDA - Intl Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas; Alessandra Galie, ICARDA - Intl Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas; Stefania Grando, ICARDA - Intl Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas
2:40 PM
Participatory Plant Breeding for Local Crop Adaptation and Maintenance of Genetic Diversity.
Julie Dawson, INRA; Jean-Francois Berthellot, INRA; Florent Mercier, INRA; Patrick de Kochko, INRA; Nathalie Galic, INRA; Mathieu Thomas, INRA; Pierre Riviere, INRA; Estelle Serpolay, INRA; Nicolas Scherman, INRA; Simon Guiliano, INRA; Veronique Chable, INRA; Isabelle Goldringer, INRA
2:20 PM
3:00 PM
Maize Genetic Diversity in México: Role of Participatory Landrace Improvement in a Comprehensive Conservation Strategy.
Fernando Castillo-Gonzalez, Univ, Chapingo; Antonio Ramirez-Hernandez, Univ, Chapingo; Porfirio Ramirez-Vallejo, Univ, Chapingo; Major Goodman, North Carolina State University; Calvin Qualset, University of California
3:20 PM
Maintaining Local Crop Diversity and Participatory Sorghum Improvement in West-Africa.
Eva Weltzien, ICRISAT; Kirsten vom Brocke, ICRISAT; Fred Rattunde, ICRISAT; Miriam Ehret, University of Hohenheim; Sonja Siart, Institut d'Economie Rurale; Bocar Diallo, Institute d'Economie Rurale; Mamourou Sidibe, ICRISAT; Anja Chrstinck, University of Hohenheim
4:00 PM
4:10 PM
Concluding Remarks
4:15 PM