Climate Change and Abiotic Stress Workshop Held in EgyptSeptember 25, 2013
A workshop on "Climate Change and Abiotic Stress" was organized by the Egypt Biotechnology Information Center (EBIC), on 23th September 2013 at Cairo University, Egypt. About 150 people representing researchers and students from different universities and research institutes attended the workshop.
One of the speakers in the workshop was Dr. Adel Elbeltagy, former president of International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA). He outlines the impact of climate change on world's agriculture, affecting both quality and quantity of the crops causing a loss that can reach up to 50 percent. He also showed the relation of food shortage, energy, and political stability. He concluded that adopting new technologies in agriculture can counquer the effects of climate change.
Dr. Naglaa Abdallah, the Director of EBIC and Department Head of Genetics, demonstrated the role of the EBIC sharing information on GM crops in Egypt. She also highlighted the importance of GM crops for solving the expected food shortage in Egypt during the coming decades with the expected increase in population. She stated that climate change and global population are two important forces that affect the world's food demand by reducing productivity and increasing the requirement for more food. She discussed the Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA) project which addresses these concerns by developing drought tolerant white maize.
For more information about the workshop email Dr. Naglaa Abdalla of the Egypt Biotechnology Information Center at email@example.com.
The Crop Biotech Update is a weekly newsletter of ISAAA, a non-for-profit organization. The CBU is distributed for free to over 23,000 subscribers worldwide to inform them about the key developments in biosciences, especially in agricultural biotechnology. Your support will help us in our mission to feed the world with knowledge. You can help by donating as little as $10.
See more articles:
News from Around the World
- A Decade of Research Says GM Crops are Safe, Yet Debate Remains Intense
- Global Scientific Community Stands Up for Golden Rice
- Public Should be Made Aware of GM Application and Benefits, says Kenyan Governor
- Field Trials of Biotech Cowpea Begin in Ghana
- AGRA Unveils a Report on Status of Agriculture in Africa
- Climate Change and Abiotic Stress Workshop Held in Egypt
- Biologists Reveal Role of a Protein in Crop Traits Modification
- Grocery Manufacturers Association Launches Website on GM Food
- USDA Requests for Public Input on Agricultural Coexistence
- Biochemists Crack Nitrogen Fixation Code
- NAST Philippines' Statement on the Golden Rice Multiloc Trial Destruction
- US and Pakistan Partners in Disease Resistant Wheat Project
- Scientists Discover Mechanism Regulating Direction of Plant Cell Growth
- New Charity to Develop Under-Utilized Crops to Tackle Global Food Security
- Scientists Study Effects of Bt Brinjal on Rhizospheric Bacterial Community Structure
- Binding Characterization of Cry Proteins to the Brush Border Membrane Vesicles of Insect Pests
Beyond Crop Biotech
- Scientists Explain the Genetics of Smell
- Study Reveals Key Genes of Sandalwood
- IHC 2014 - ISHS/ProMusa Symposium
- 5th International Conference on Food Engineering and Biotechnology
- UNCTAD Trade and Environment Review 2013
- Biotech Trait Annual Updates
Subscribe to CBU: