International Foundation for Sustainable Development in Africa and Asia

 in the            Göttingen/Germany

Mahatma Gandhi-House
Mahatma Gandhi-House
Mahatma Gandhi House: Entrance
Mahatma Gandhi House: Entrance




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13th  International Webinar (2) 2021

Biotechnology for Crop Tolerance  to Drought  and Salt Stresses


 27th November, 2021


6:00 PM (Indian Standard Time) onwords


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Climate change effects on crop yields are witnessed globally. Abiotic stresses caused by drought and salinity are most apparent at specific locations worldwide. Abiotic stresses, depending on location and local climatic conditions can cause 15 to 20% or even higher reduction in crop yield due to reduction in one or the other yield building traits like post maturity, hampered photosynthesis, lower germination, poor plant growth and development etc. Conventional plant breeding has paid dividends in breeding tolerant varieties to specific abiotic stresses. However, under global climate change conditions, one or more abiotic stresses occur simultaneously and their adverse effects are mutually exclusive. Under such situations prudent biotechnologies are needed to infuse resilience in genotypes to

adapt better to abiotic stresses with a higher yield.Various biotechnological tools have been developed such as tissue culture, genomics and transgenics. Use of these technologies is warranted and the choice of appropriate technologies will depend on pattern of genetic variability, gene flow from one species to another, crossing barriers and source of genes for crop tolerance to abiotic stresses.


Keeping the above facts in view, an International Webinar is being organized to highlight the role of biotechnologies in developing crop genotypes tolerant to drought and salinity stresses by luminaries in biotechnological sciences.

 "If you give me rice, I’ll eat today,

but if you teach me how to grow rice,

I’ll eat every day."

(Mahatma Gandhi)

Organized by


Deptt. of Agriculture

Maharishi Markandeshwar

Mullana-Ambala, Haryana, Indien



in collaboration with

• International Foundation for Sustainable Development in Africa and Asia (IFSDAA), Germany

• African Asian Studies Promotion Association (AASF), Germany.

• Societyfor Sustainable Agriculture and Resource Management (SSARM),India.