Biotech Updates

TOT Workshop on Potato Breeding in Indonesia

January 23, 2013

A training of trainers (TOT) workshop on "The Role of Biotechnology in Potato Breeding and its Regulations in Indonesia" was concluded in Bogor on 20 December 2012. The event brought 40 participants consisting of farmers, agricultural officers, and scientists from Tosari, Banjarnegara, Bandung, Pangalengan, Garut and Bogor. The workshop aimed at encouraging farmers, agricultural officers, and scientist to share their knowledge on potato breeding technology to their colleagues especially in their region.

Among the experts were Drs. M. Herman and Dinar Ambarwati of ICABIOGRAD who discussed biotechnology products and its regulations in Indonesia and biotechnology applications in potato trait improvement, respectively. Mrs. Euis Suryaningsih and Mr. Kusmana from the Indonesian Vegetables Research Institute (IVRI) shared information on potato pest and disease management and on potato variety improvement through conventional breeding.

The workshop was jointly organized by the Indonesia Biotechnology Information Center and Agricultural Biotechnology Support Project II (ABSPII), and supported by SEAMEO BIOTROP, Cornell University, and the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications

For further details, contact Dewi Suryani of IndoBIC at