7th International Conference on Plant Genetics and Genomics

By | Blog, Future Directions, Global Collaborations

Summary of The 7th International Conference on Plant Genetics and Genomics by Anukriti Srivastava. This conference convened experts to explore GM crops and genome editing’s impact on agriculture. Discussions highlighted CRISPR technology’s potential, sustainability in agriculture, ethical considerations, and global food security. Notable presentations addressed climate resilience and Indian agricultural progress. Attendees left inspired by breakthroughs in precision editing and stress resistance, emphasizing collaboration and ethical innovation.

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Join the International “Fascination of Plants Day” around May 18, 2024 – a global celebration of plants!

By | Blog, Policy

The European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO) jointly with over 60 National Coordinators across the globe proudly announce the launch of the seventh edition of the Fascination of Plants Day (FoPD), scheduled to take place on and around May 18, 2024. A celebration of the captivating world of plants, FoPD invites individuals of all ages to engage in plant-based interactive events and activities organised by scientific institutions, universities, botanical gardens, museums, schools, farmers, and companies worldwide.

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Image: The COP28 UN climate talks beginned on November 30, 2023, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Credit: COP28 UN

Five things to watch for at COP28 climate talks

By | Blog, Climate change

COP28 in Dubai marks a pivotal moment in human history as unprecedented environmental challenges demand urgent collective action. Key focuses include the critical transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy, the operationalization of climate funds for vulnerable nations, addressing the $3 trillion climate financing gap, and tackling methane emissions and food systems. The summit is crucial for shaping a sustainable future and ensuring the world meets climate goals.

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What is a COP?

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COP stands for Conference of the Parties, referring to the 198 parties including the European Union that have signed the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, originally adopted in Brazil in 1992.

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Image: soy plant in the field, with close-up of soybean pod. Credit: Julio César García / Pixabay

BONZAI Genes and Salinity Stress: A Path to Sustainable Agriculture

By | Blog, ECRi, News, Post

In the field of agricultural science, understanding the intricacies of soybean resilience holds profound significance. Soybeans (Glycine max) are a pivotal crop species, highly regarded for their versatility and their substantial contribution to global food and feed supplies, as well as biofuel production. New research aims to shed light on the intricate mechanisms that govern the BONZAI genes, illuminating their pivotal role and the complexities of their regulated expression within saline environments.

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Recount of Farmers-Scientists panel on Gene-Edited crops

By | Agriculture, Blog, Research

Wikifarmer and the Global Plant Council organized a joint webinar that brought together leading speakers in the field of new breeding technologies and gene-edited crops. With a focus on geographical specificities, each expert shared their unique perspectives and expertise, aiming to inspire advancements in the agricultural industry and pave the way for sustainable and productive crops in the future.

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