Plant Breeding Academy
Plant Breeding Academy
Plant Breeding Academy
University of California
Plant Breeding Academy

PBA in Asia

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The Seed Biotechnology Center at the University of California, Davis has organized a professional development course to teach the principles of plant breeding to seed industry personnel. This two-year course addresses the reduced numbers of plant breeders being trained in academic programs. Participants meet for six, 6 day sessions over two years in various locations. Readings and exercises continue between sessions via internet to allow participants to maintain their current positions while being involved in the course.

The Asian Plant Breeding Academy, in cooperation with the Asia & Pacific Seed Association (APSA), took place in Thailand, Philippines, and the U.S. from 2012-2014.

  APBA Class I locations and dates:

Week 1:   November 26 - December 1, 2012                     
Location:  Chiang Mai, Thailand

Week 2:   April 1 - 6, 2013                   
Location:  Kanchanaburi, Thailand

Week 3:   July 22 - 27, 2013                      
Location:  Bangkok, Thailand

Week 4:   November 25 - 30, 2013                       
Location:  Khon Kaen, Thailand

Week 5:   March 31 - April 5, 2014
Location:  Los BaƱos, Philippines

Week 6:   June 2-7, 2014
Location:  Davis, CA, United States

Special thanks to the Asian and Pacific Seed Assocation for their support in the Asian Plant Breeding Academy.

For information on current and past participants, please see Academy Participants
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