Calling all junior vegetable breeders in South and Southeast Asia who possess a good command in English – the World Vegetable Centre is now accepting applications for a four-day course on “Vegetable Germplasm Diversity and Breeding”.
Scheduled to take place at the ICRISAT campus in Patancheru, Hyderabad, India from 22-25 January 2018, the training will be divided into three modules – Access to vegetable dioversity for breeding improved varieties, Vegetable breeding and Planning – led by five distinguished breeding experts: Dr. Peter Hanson (WorldVeg), Prof. Dr. Jaime Prohens (Universitat Politècncia de València, Spain), Dr. Roland Schafleitner (WorldVeg), Ms. Didit Ledesma (WorldVeg) and Ms. Sophie Chou (WorldVeg)
The training course has been designed for 30 participants: Under the EU Horizon 2020 funded, G2P-SOL project, up to 20 candidates may qualify for full sponsorship – including airfare, room and board, insurance and tuition – while an additional 10 spots will be offered to participants at a nominal fee, ranging from US$150 and 310, not including international airfare.
APSA WorldVeg Breeding Consortium members are especially encouraged to apply to take advantage of a 20% discount. (Click here for more details about the Consortium)
The application deadline is 10 December, 2017. For full details on the program and how to apply click here.