Annual Workshop

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The APSA-WorldVeg Vegetable Breeding Consortium was launched in 2017 to provide a useful platform for WorldVeg and private seed companies to work together and develop collaborations that will deliver results for farmers and consumers, and lead to a better impact. Consortium Annual Workshop is an event held exclusively for Consortium Companies. WorldVeg researchers will demonstrate new outputs of the Center’s vegetable improvement program and discuss results obtained by consortium members who test WorldVeg breeding lines at their field sites using WorldVeg experimental protocols. 

WORKSHOP VENUE

ICAR-IIHR Auditorium
Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Hessaraghatta Lake post, Bengaluru - 560089, India

REGISTRATION

  • Pre-registration is required. No on-site registration is allowed.
  • Registration for International Delegates will close on 31 March 2022
  • Registration for Local Indian Delegates will close on 25 April 2022.
  • Payment of registration fee must be made before 30 April 2022. 
  • NO REFUND UNDER ANY EXCEPTION
WorldVeg offers 1 free in-person workshop participation and 5 free login accounts for online attendees. Please CLICK HERE to register. For each additional participant, attendance fees will be charged as follows:
  • In-person attendee: US$100/person, including workshop materials, coffee breaks, lunch & dinner on 10 May 2022, and shuttle bus pick-up & drop-off (only for participants staying at hotels in the Yelahanka area). 
  • Online attendee: US$50/person, including workshop materials and Zoom meeting link with password. 

PROPOSED HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

We highly recommend participants to book accommodations at one of the hotels stated below, due to its proximity to IIHR. Prices below are estimated room rates and only to be used as reference. Prices may vary from hotel to hotel and depending on booking date. We recommend bookings to be made via any Online Booking Agency (booking.com, agoda, etc.) Booking and payment of your hotel accommodations must be made directly to the hotel.
 
  • Royal Orchid Resort & Convention Centre (first choice)
    • Jakkur Flying Club, Near, Bellary Rd, Allalasandra, Yelahanka, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560065
    • Single: 4,000-5,000 INR/person
    • Double: 3,000-4,000 INR/person​
  • Hotel Ramada by Wyndham
    • No.45/2 Honnenahalli Doddaballlapur Main road, Yelahanaka Bengalauru 560064
    • Single: 5,500 - 6,000 INR/person
    • Double: 3,000 - 3,500 INR/person
  • Liwa Hotel
    • Yashoda Nagar, Yelahanka, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560064
    • Single: 4,500-5,000 INR/person
    • Double: 3,500-4,000 INR/person
  • Ramanashree California Resorts
    • Ananthapura gate, Doddabalapur main road, Yelhanka Bengaluru 560064
    • Single: 3,000 - 3,500 INR/person
    • Double: 2,000 - 2,500 INR/person
  • The Sai Leela
    • No.3/1, Singanayakanahalli, Doddabalapura main road, Yelhanka Bengaluru 560064
    • Single: 3,000 - 3,500 INR/person
    • Double: 2,000 - 2,500 INR/person

TRANSPORTATION

Shuttle bus pick-up and drop-off will be complimentary to all participants staying at hotels within the Yelahanka area, due to the hotel’s proximity to IIHR

GUIDELINES FOR INTERNATIONAL ARRIVALS TO INDIA

For more details regarding international arrival guidelines into India, please CLICK HERE

AGENDA

TIME (GMT+5:30) AGENDA
9:30 - 10:00

Registration at ICAR-IIHR Auditorium (in-person attendees)
Prepare to log in video conference (online attendees)

Chairpersons: Dr. Madhavi Reddy and Dr. Smaranika Mishra Division of Vegetable Crops, ICAR-IIHR

10:00 - 10:05

ICAR Song & IIHR Song

10:05 - 10:10

Welcome Address
Dr. Ramakrishnan Nair, Regional Director – South and Central Asia, World Vegetable Center

10:10 - 10:15

Opening Remarks
Dr. B.N.S. Murthy, Director, ICAR-IIHR

10:15 - 10:30

Vote of thanks
Dr. Roland Schafleitner, Flagship Program Leader – Vegetable Diversity and Improvement, World Vegetable Center

Indian National Anthem
Group photo
(In-person attendees gather in front of stage; online attendees please turn on webcam)

Moderator: Dr. Roland Schafleitner, Flagship Program Leader -Vegetable Diversity and Improvement, World Vegetable Center

SESSION 1: IMPACT GENERATED BY CONSORTIUM MEMBERS

10:30 - 10:40

Update on the Use of WorldVeg Breeding Lines by Consortium Members
Dr. Pepijn Schreinemachers, Flagship Program Leader – Enabling Impact, World Vegetable Center

10:40 - 10:50

Discussion and Q&A

SESSION 2: VEGETABLE BREEDING UPDATE

10:50 - 11:00

WorldVeg Breeding Pipelines
Dr. Roland Schafleitner, Flagship Program Leader -Vegetable Diversity and Improvement, World Vegetable Center

11:00 - 11:10

Discussion and Q&A

11:10 - 11:40

Coffee & Tea Break at ICAR-IIHR Food Court

11:40 - 12:00

Update on WorldVeg Tomato Breeding
Dr. Peter Hanson, Global Plant Breeding Lead Scientist, World Vegetable Center

12:00 - 12:20

Discussion and Q&A

12:20 - 12:40

Update on WorldVeg Pepper Breeding
Dr. Derek Barchenger, Vegetable Breeder  – Peppers, World Vegetable Center

12:40 - 13:00

Discussion and Q&A

13:00 - 13:20

Update on WorldVeg Cucurbit Breeding
Dr. Narinder Dhillon, Principal Plant Breeder – Cucurbits, World Vegetable Center

13:20 - 13:40

Discussion and Q&A

13:40 - 14:30

Lunch at ICAR-IIHR Canteen

SESSION 3: IDEAS FOR SPECIAL PROJECT FUNDING

14:30 - 14:50

Growing New Markets with Better Bitter Gourd Genetics
Dr. Narinder Dhillon, Principal Plant Breeder – Cucurbits, World Vegetable Center

14:50 - 15:10

Discussion and Q&A

15:10 - 15:30

Exploring collaboration opportunities for thrips resistance in chili
Dr. Derek Barchenger, Vegetable Breeder  – Peppers, World Vegetable Center

15:30 - 15:50

Discussion and Q&A

15:50 - 16:20

Coffee & Tea Break at ICAR-IIHR Food Court

16:20 - 17:00

Views and experiences shared by consortium members for future consortium improvement

17:00 - 17:20

Wrap-up Discussion & Closing Remarks
Dr. Roland Schafleitner, Flagship Program Leader -Vegetable Diversity and Improvement, World Vegetable Center

18:00 - 20:00

Dinner Party at the Royal Orchid Resort & Convention Centre

Note: The schedule may be changed due to travel restriction of COVID-19

EVENT TIME

COUNTRIES TIME ZONE EVENT TIME
Brazil GMT - 03:00 01:00 - 07:30
Netherlands GMT +02:00 06:00 - 12:30
Pakistan GMT +05:00 09:00 - 15:30
India, Sri Lanka GMT +05:30 09:30 - 16:00
Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam GMT +07:00 11:00 - 17:30
China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Malaysia GMT +08:00 12:00 - 18:30
Japan, South Korea GMT +09:00 13:00 - 19:30