A course in Spanish language on pollination and conservation of genetic diversity in Native American fruit crops will be held in Cartagena de las Indias, Colombia from 10-14th of October 2016. The course is organized by the Instituto de Hortofruticultura Subtropical y Mediterránea with headquarters in Málaga, Spain, and aims to facilitate training for both interested researchers and practitioners (farmers, NGOs) that are active in the field of native fruit diversity of Latin America. The objectives of the course are to
(1) learn about production and conservation of the genetic diversity of native fruits from Latin America,
(2) gain an insight into promotion opportunities (enable interaction among participants),
(3) discuss opportunities for collaboration for the development of future networking activities and how to create a critical mass in the production of native fruits that is capable of carrying out sustainable changes over time, with a tangible impact on diversified and improved production in harmony with well-being of small farmers.
Research and Management professionals in agronomy or biology with particular interest in the cultivation, conservation and use of diversity of native fruits from Latin America, as well as farmer leaders are encouraged to participate. Applicants should forward their application through affiliated universities, NGOs or other institutions of their participating regions.
Deadline for applications is August 31st 2016. For more information click here