Conference & Program

Based on the success and inspiration of the G20 workshop on “Harnessing genetic resources for improving drought stress tolerance in crops” held in Berlin in fall 2017 the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) organizes as a follow up event the international conference on “Genetic diversity – The key for improving drought stress tolerance in crops”.

Improving drought stress tolerance in crops is of prime importance for feeding the earth´s growing population against the background of climate change. To review this field and to discuss the most recent findings international leaders have been invited to open new perspectives from exploring and valorizing the functional diversity of genetic resources via breeding for drought stress tolerance to strengthening international collaboration.

There will be no registration fee for the conference.

Registration is open until the 15th of September 2019.