Mutation Breeding workshop

- Project Review
- Introduction of the Project Leaders
- Mutation Breeding Publication Database
- Mutation Breeding Manual
- Sorghum & Soybean
- Insect Resistance in Orchid
- Disease Resistance in Banana
- Composition or Quality in Rice
- Rice for Sustainable Agriculture
- Papers for Project Outcome




The Workshop on Plant Mutation Breeding of FNCA (Forum for Nuclear Cooperation in Asia), was held on 9 -13 October 2000 in Hanoi, Vietnam. The Workshop was co-sponsored by the Science and Technology Agency (STA)*, the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (MOSTE of Vietnam) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD of Vietnam) in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), National Institute of Agrobiological Resources (NIAR of Vietnam), the Japan Atomic Industrial Forum (JAIF) and Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (JAERI). Two Scientists, a Project Leader and an expert on methodology for plant/crop mutation breeding, participated from each of the member countries, i.e. China, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and Japan. Also attending the Workshop wereone participant from Korea, seven participants from both Japan and Vietnam. The number of the participants in the Workshop totaled about sixty people including guests and observers.
*It was re-organized to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan from 2001
Opening Remarks
Opening Remarks at the cosponsored organization
by Science and Technology Agency of those day
Discussion at the workshop   Report from participating country
Discussion at the workshop   Report from participating country
Report, Proceedings and results
1) The present status of research and development in each country on the theme of this workshop, the Efficient Use of Physical and Chemical Mutagens in the field of mutation breeding was reported. An FNCA coordinator from Japan suggested that they should focus cooperative efforts on crops in high demand in the participant countries and proposed a new project on agriculture, Production and utilization of biofertilizer.
2) Concerning how to promote a future agricultural plan in the FNCA system that includes Mutation Breeding, a Japanese FNCA coordinator presented the following suggestions:
a. Since the field of Mutation Breeding is very important for the advancement of agriculture, we should try to plan a project that includes more than what the existing project has.
b. We need to consider the possibilities for cooperation with other regions, which is very significant for development of the FNCA system.
Following the suggestion, exchanges of views were made among the participants.
3) Japan reported on the mutation breeding activities of participating countries that had been stored in the MB database, and on the situation of the database to date that covered all the facilities and results. Appreciating the usefulness, participants exchanged views on the operating system (OS) and the methods of distribution and utilization.
4) The present status of Mutant Stock Repository (MRS) was reported from Japan and an exchange of views on concrete measures concerning future operation was made.
5) Views were exchanged on the contents of the Mutation Breeding (MB) manual.
6) The next workshop will be held in Bangkok, Thailand in October 2001 under the theme of Molecular Biological Methods for Mutation Breeding. Also, China offered to host the 2002 workshop. It was agreed that delegates of each country would inform Japan of crops that are in demand at home to single out crops that are in high demand in the participating countries.
Solt-tolerance Rice Vegetable market at Halong Bay
Solt-tolerance Rice Vegetable market at Halong Bay

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