Third General Meeting on Biotechnology, Breeding & Seed Systems for African Crops - ICV3

26 Mar 2007 - 02:00
29 Mar 2007 - 02:00
Maputo, Mozambique
The ICV3 conference is organised by The Rockefeller Foundation and the Instituto de Investigação Agrária de Moçambique (IIAM). The objective of the meeting is to give plant breeders, molecular biologists, and seed specialists linked to the Foundation's program on African Crops an opportunity to report and review the progress made since the last meeting in Nairobi, Kenya during January, 2005. The meeting will also serve to demonstrate the most effective methods for crop genetic improvement and seed supply in Africa, and provide program leaders with new opportunities for linking up with efforts at developing better crops for African farmers. The meeting will involve over 300 participants and include focus sessions on such diverse topics as molecular breeding for variety development and the emergence of private, independent seed trade in Africa. A field day will be conducted to showcase on-going crop improvement research within IIAM. The conference programme, information for participants and other information are available at The complete description of the research work and outputs from the Rockefeller Foundation's program on African Crops is available at Enquiries can be sent to: or
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