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COGENT International Thematic Action Group on Coconut breeding

Objectives

The coconut breeding in global terms is a great challenge. Coconut is a typical perennial crop, used in a range of regions and countries, with diversity of soil, climate, pests and diseases. The ITAG on coconut breeding has a fundamental role enabling enumerate the following main objectives:

1 - To facilitate germplasm exchanges and collecting, in order to increase the genetic diversity available in the different growing regions;

2 - To maximize efforts to assess the genetic variability available as well as the agronomic potential of the different accessions;

3 - To launch breeding experiments testing hybrids and other varieties, to be conducted in regional networks, targeted to the specific interests of the different growing regions. For such a noble mission, it is important that there is effective participation of breeders from different coconut growing regions.

The ITAG on coconut breeding will contribute to the developments of research proposals and actions aiming to achieve these objectives.

 

ITAG leader  

Dr Messias Gonzaga Pereira
Professor in Plant Breeding
Universidade Estadual do norte Fluminense (UENF)
Av. Alberto Lamego, 2000 Parque California
Campos dos Goytacazes RJ 28013-602
Brazil
Tel. +55 22 27397099
E-mail: messias@uenf.br

 

 Messias

List of members

Dr. Fan Haikuo
Coconut Research Institute 
Chinese Academy of Tropical Agriculture Sciences (CRICATAS)
China
E-mail: vanheco@163.com

Dr. Lalith Perera
Coconut Research Institute (CRI)
Sri Lanka
E-mail: kanthaperera@yahoo.com

Dr. Auguste Issali
Station Cocotier Marc Delorme
Centre National De Recherche Agronomique (CNRA)
Côte d'Ivoire
E-mail: issaliemma@yahoo.com

Dr. David Lobo
Chairman of DEEJAY Group
India
E-mail: davidlobo@deejayfarm.com

Dr. Wilson Menezes Aragão
Technical Consultant and Agricultural Director
COHIBRA - Coconut Seed Production Company
Brazil
E-mail: aragaowm@hotmail.com

Dr. Luiz Ângelo Mirisola Filho
COMERCIAL REGON LTDA
Brazil
E.mail: mirisola@terra.com.br

 

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