Rice: Research to Production

RATIONALE

The 3-week course aims to create a new generation of plant scientists that are well networked into the international community and understand the importance of innovative plant science in addressing global problems. It shall provide the participants with: (a) an understanding of the basics of rice production in Asia; (b) familiarity with the germplasm collection at IRRI and current issues related to germplasm exchange and intellectual property rights; (c) an appreciation of the research issues of IRRI and its developing partners; (d) hands-on skills relating to rice breeding, molecular genetics, and genomics; (e) an understanding of how to structure effective international collaborations; and (f) a plan and personal contacts to work effectively as part of the international research community in the future.

PARTICIPANTS

The course is designed to open young scientists and potential young scientists (21-35 years old) to the challenges and opportunities of rice science to meeting the global challenges of rice food security and to improve the livelihoods of resource poor rice producers.

DATE and VENUE

May 20- June 7, 2013
Training Center
International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines

ORGANIZERS

Cornell University
Ithaca, USA

International Rice Research Institute
Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines

CONTACT INFORMATION

Dr. Noel Magor
Head, Training Center
International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
DAPO Box 7777, Metro Manila, Philippines
Phone: (63- 2) 845-0563; 580 5600
E-mail: IRRITraining@irri.org
Fax: (63- 2) 891-1292; 580 5699

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