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Regular activities and programs organized by the Foundation
 
 
The Foundation's first Annual Lecture was delivered on November 3, 2003 in Mumbai, India by Professor Joachim von Braun, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington, D.C. on "Emerging Risks and Opportunities for Global and Regional Agriculture and Food Security, and Implications for Policy"
The Foundation is also actively engaged in distributing improved hybrid rice germplasm from IRRI to the public and private research organizations so as to promote hybrid rice technology and increase rice production in the country. So far, more than 30 Organizations have been benefited from this service.
Since 1998, the Foundation is regularly conducting Training Workshop on "Applications of MAS in Rice Breeding" so as to create awareness among rice scientists on the application of new tools to improve their breeding program. So far, five training workshops have been conducted and more than 35 scientists from public and private organizations have been trained on MAS.
Foundation organized VIII National Rice Biotechnology Network (NRBN) meeting during 2001 in collaboration with DRR and DBT.
To support and promote hybrid rice research programs in India, Foundation contributed Rs. 3.0 crores (Rupees three crores only) to Directorate of Rice Research (ICAR).
The Foundation has high throughput lab and a huge research farm to undertake the in-house research. With 15 research staff on board in addition to other administrative staff, we have good capacity to develop and deliver the product and technology. The Foundation has been undertaking the training of various scientists and personnel under its' human resource development schemes. The following are the personnel trained with us.
 
During 1997-99, Foundation Trained 7 research scientists from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological, University, Hyderabad, BCIL, New Delhi, and The Research Institute of Agrobiology. The D.P.R. of Korea, Tamilnadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore & Mahyco R & D, Jalna
 
I MAS training program during November 20, to December 7, 1998 on "DNA Marker - Assisted Selection (MAS) Programme for Rice Improvement"
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A total of 4 trainees including 2 from Public & Private Sectors each
 
II MAS training program during August 30, to September 14, 1999 on "Recent Advances in DNA Marker Technology"
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A total of 6 trainees including 3 from Public & Private Sectors each
 
III MAS training program during September 4 to 19, 2000 on "DNA Markers and Marker-Assisted Selection (MAS) of Agronomic Traits in Crop Improvement"
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A total of 7 trainees including 5 from Public & 2 from Private Sectors.
 
IV MAS training program during March 16 to 31, 2001 on "Application of Molecular Markers in Crop Improvement"
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A total of 7 trainees including 5 from Public & 2 from Private Sectors.
 
V MAS training during November 10 to 13, 2003 on "MAS for Eui and Bacterial Blight Resistance in Rice"
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A total of 7 trainees including 3 from Public & 4 from Private Sectors.
 
VI MAS training during February 20 to 25, 2006 on "Changing Paradigms in Marker Assisted Selection (MAS) for Crop Improvement"
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A total of 24 trainees including 8 from Public & 15 from Private Sectors.
 
Following are the Research Students, who executed their research projects at the RTC, Barwale Foundation
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A total of 18 students (7 Ph.D., 13 M. Sc. & 01 B. Tech.) from AAI, Allahabad (1), ANGRAU (6), J. J. College of Arts and Science, Pudukkotti (3), JNTU, Hyderabad (5), Majhighariani Institute of Science & Technology, Rayagada (1), OU, Hyderabad (2), Rai Foundation Colleges, New Delhi (2), Sengunthar College of Arts & Sciences (1), SV University, Tirupati (1) and UAS, Dharwad (3).
 
 
The Foundation organized brain storming session with University of Illinois on “Alternate Fuels – Looking Ahead” on March 16, 2007 at New Delhi at ICAR conference Facility, NASC complex, New Delhi.
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A total of 45 participants from US, IARI, DBT, TERI, Industry participated in the workshop.
 
 
The Foundation conducted Annual Foundation Day Lecture on “The Challenges of Biotechnologies to Improve Plant Breeding Efficiency” delivered by Dr. Jean-Marcel Ribaut, Director, Generation Challenge Program-ICAR c/o. CYMMIT, Mexico on Wednesday, March 21, 2007 at Symposia Hall, ICAR Conference Facility, NASC Complex, Pusa, New Delhi.
 
 
An International Workshop on “low-cost gene-based technologies for MAS application in rice and maize” at our new facility Barwale Knowledge and Study Centre, Jalna from 25-27 April 2007 in collaboration with IRRI, CIMMYT and APCoAB.
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The workshop had been supported by the Generation Challenge Program.  A total number of 35 participants from Philippines, China, France, Mexico, Indonesia, Africa and India participated in the workshop out of which 6 were from the Barwale Foundation.
 
 
VII MAS training during August 20-24, 2007 on “Application of Marker Assisted Selection for Crop Improvement”
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A total of 32 participants from public and private organizations participated in the workshop.
 
 
The Foundation organized a seminar on “Development of GM Rice in India and china” in association with IRRI and ISAAA on October 26, 2007 at IARI Auditorium, Pusa, New Delhi
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which was attended by a large gathering of research community, officials from government and public/private sector.
 
 
The Foundation conducted its Annual Foundation Day Lecture by inviting one of the eminent scientist Dr. Susan R. McCouch, Professor, Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA.
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She delivered a lecture on “Through the genetic bottleneck: Discovery and Utilization of Wild Alleles for crop Improvement” Main Auditorium, IARI, New Delhi on March 24, 2008. In addition she also delivered lectures at University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), Bangalore and at Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University (ANGRAU), Hyderabad.
 
 
VIII Training Program – cum – International Workshop was conducted on Marker Assisted Selection in association with Generation Challenge Program (GCP) from August 3-9, 2008 at Barwale Knowledge and Study Centre, Jalna.
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The workshop was attended by 22 participants from India and abroad.
 
 
"A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) has been signed between International Rice Reseach Institute (IRRI) and the Barwale Foundation (BF) on January 29, 2009 to extend their existing MOA for the next five years with the agreement to work in collaboration for rice research and for the capacity building of the human resource.  Dr. Achim Dobermann, Deputy Director General - Research, IRRI and Dr. Usha B. Zehr, Director, BF signed the MOA in the presence of Drs. Fangming Xia, Parminder Virk, Serge Savary and Finbarr Horgan, Senior Scientists from IRRI and Mr. Dinesh Joshi, Drs. H.E. Shashidhar and Govinda Raj from the Barwale Foundation at our Hyderabad office".
 
 
Annual Foundation Day Lecture "Plant Sciences: Enabling Science and Technologies for a New Agriculture and a Green Economy by Dr. Roger N. Beachy President Donald Danforth Plant Science centre, St. Louis, Missouri, USA held Thursday, 9th April, 2009 at IARI Auditorium, Pusa Campus, New Delhi.
 
 
IX Training/Workshop on “Phenotyping strategies and marker-assisted breeding for biotic and abiotic stress resistance in rice” was organized by Barwale Foundation from August 10-14, 2009.
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A total of 24 participants attended the workshop of which 21 were from private sector and 3 from public sector.
 
 
Annual Foundation Day Lecture "Global Food Security in the Face of Emerging Challenges by Dr. Gebisa Ejeta, Winner of World Food Price 2009 and Distinguished Professor, Plant Breeding and Genetics Department of Agronomy, Purdue University, USA held on Monday, 6th September, 2010 at National Research Centre on Plant Biotechnology, IARI Campus, Pusa Campus, New Delhi.
 
 
Xth Hands-on-Training cum Workshop on “Breeding Enablement Technologies” from 13-17 December, 2010 at Himayathnagar, Hyderabad.
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A total of 31 participants from public and private sectors attended this workshop. The resource persons in this workshop were a mix from both public and private and were scientists having vast experience in their respective fields.
 
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