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One CGIAR Global Webinar Series on Genome Editing in Agriculture: Innovations for Sustainable Production and Food Systems
September 22, 2020 @ 7:30 am - October 20, 2020 @ 9:50 am CDTFree
The CGIAR is going through a dynamic reformulation that advances integration of its partnerships, knowledge, assets, and global presence to transform progress in key areas where innovation is needed to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
The One CGIAR reform coupled with the forecasted impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on global food security have highlighted the need for science-based deliberations on the use of genome editing to accelerate crop improvement within CGIAR research programs. Developments are advancing at a rapid pace and many countries are in the process of considering how to best realize the contributions that gene editing can make to improving agriculture and food systems, with particular attention to how genome edited products may or may not be regulated. To advance these efforts, a webinar series is planned that will bring CGIAR centers and partners together with policy makers, academics, innovators and other stakeholders to take stock of current research and applications of genome editing within CGIAR, and address related topics that will impact the enabling environment needed to translate research into practice, raising the profile of the genome editing discussions among CGIAR and its partners.
The webinar series comprising of five webinars will cover a number of timely topics with one delivered weekly (every Tuesday 7:30 AM – 9:50 AM CDT) starting September 22, 2020.
- Webinar 1 – September 22, 2020 Topic: Genome Editing in Agriculture: Innovations for Sustainable Production and Food Systems
- Webinar 2 – September 29, 2020 Topic: Applications of Genome Editing in Agriculture: CGIAR Focus on Crop Improvement
- Webinar 3 – October 6, 2020 Topic: Applications of Genome Editing in Agriculture: CGIAR Focus on Livestock and Aquaculture
- Webinar 4 – October 13, 2020 Topic: Regulation and Genome Edited Plants
- Webinar 5 – October 20, 2020 Topic: Path to Commercialization for Genome Edited Crops
Download the program here.