Novel Techniques

Core Theme 4: Adaptation to Climate Change

Instrument: Exploratory Workshop

Full title: Exploratory Workshop on the Application of Novel Breeding Techniques for Adaptation and Mitigation to Climate Change in Crops

Relevant dates: June 2018 & June 2019

Novel techniques in crop breeding and livestock

Modern breeding methods as well as novel techniques such as phenotyping, genotyping and Crispr-Cas9 can speed up the breeding of crops and livestock. However, these techniques do raise questions which are related to the use of big data, the definition of genetically modified organisms (GMO’s) ownership and intellectual property rights.

Exploratory workshops

FACCE-JPI already organised a number of relevant exploratory workshops. For example, during a workshop that took place in Wageningen in 2016, participants explored how novel breeding techniques can be used to obtain more climate resilient crops. One of the conclusions from that workshop was that there should be more breeding (while using phenotyping and genotyping) of perennial crops, and of crops that can be used for more purposes.

More recently, another workshop on the “Application of Novel Breeding Techniques in crops in the contact of food security and Climate Change” was organised in Madrid. The event brought together 42 experts from 16 countries representing different involved sectors and actors. The workshop sessions included key speakers’ introductory lectures to address the research, stakeholders, end-users and policy perspective followed by breakout sessions focused on gap/limitations and opportunities/strengths group discussion on relevant key subtopics. The conclusion and plenary discussion were addressed to identify specific recommendations for FACCE-JPI future contributions and actions in this field.


More actions
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Impacts on climate change - Improving scenario studies
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No more waste in the new bioeconomy
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Nutrition security requires a system approach
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Improving policy interventions to ensure food and nutrition security
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Precision agriculture requires co-creation in networks
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Novel techniques in crop breeding and livestock
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Improving agricultural soil management
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Adaption of agriculture systems
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Need for improved crop quality and yield with resource-use efficient practices
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Combatting water shortages and pollution
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Connecting Research to Policy and Practice
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Translation of key scientific results into possible policy and practice options or other outputs
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Development of options for sustainable intensification of European crop and livestock systems
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Monitoring and mitigating of greenhouse gases
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Mitigation of agricultural greenhouse gases
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State-of-the-art technologies for mapping and soil sampling
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Improving food security through urban farms