Regional workshop for seed sector development

FAO Projects promoting animal health in TajikistanThe regional training workshop on variety testing, registration and seed quality control and certification was held between 31 August and 4 September 2015 in Ankara. The main objective of the training workshop was to enhance the capacity of the national experts on the internationally accepted procedures and methodology on variety testing and registration and seed quality control and certification.

A wide range of topics covering seed chain – from plant breeding to seed marketing were presented and discussed in the training sessions. The participants informed about the working mechanism and development of the seed system in Turkey.

Participants visited Turkish Seed Genebank, biotechnology laboratory, variety testing plots, seed productions fields and seed processing facilities as good practices.