Regional Training Workshop on GIS at NBPGR

02nd  December 2013, New Delhi

National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, New Delhi is organizing in collaboration with Bioversity International, a ‘Regional training workshop on GIS and Climate Analogue Tools for the PGR Management and Enhanced Use’ under the aegis of Climate change for Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) from 02 - 06 December, 2013. The Workshop aims to impart contemporary knowledge on GIS, climate data, climate analogues and their applications in PGR management and utilization along with hands-on experience on various software, databases, clustering and analyses. Participants include researchers from Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and India, engaged in PGR management and interested in employing climate analogue tools.

The Workshop was inaugurated by Dr. JS Chauhan, Assistant Director General (Seed) on 2nd Dec 2013. Addressing the participants he stressed upon the need for employing GIS tools for searching for suitable germplasm in climate change scenario. Dr. K C Bansal, Director, NBPGR stressed upon making the most of all modern tools and technologies including GIS for preparedness. Dr. P N Mathur, Regional Director, Bioversity International highlighted the collaborative programmes taken up by Bioversity International and NBPGR in the field of identifying pre-adapted germplasm for climate change. Dr. Sunil Archak, Coordinator of the Workshop proposed the vote of thanks.

(Source: NBPGR, New Delhi)