Core Theme 4: Climate Change Adaptation
Instrument: Exploratory Workshop
Full title: Sustainable and resilient agriculture for food and non-food systems
Start-end date: June 2018 and December 2018
Novel techniques in crop breeding and livestock
Novel techniques such as phenotyping and genotyping and Crispr-Cas9 can speed up the breeding of crops and livestock, but modern breeding also raises questions. Questions are related to the use of big data, the definition of genetically modified organisms (GMO’s) ownership and intellectual property rights.
Genotyping in livestock
In the coming year, FACCE-JPI will organize an exploratory workshop on phenotyping and genotyping in the livestock sector. The workshop aims to investigate what FACCE-JPI can contribute in this area, in order to develop more resilient livestock farms. The workshop will provide an overview of existing research in this area, and cover livestock feeding, health, housing and management practices.
Novel breeding techniques
FACCE-JPI will also organize an exploratory workshop on the application of Novel Breeding Techniques such as DNA-editing technique Crispr-Cas9 in Crops and in Livestock. How can these be used to adapt to climate change? This workshop also aims to provide an overview, and to investigate what FACCE-JPI can contribute in this area.
The proposed start data for these actions is to be defined.
In 2016, FACCE-JPI already organised an exploratory workshop to explore 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.
Read the meeting report of the workshop crop breeding in 2016.