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AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY FOR KNOWLEDGE SHARING IN NENA REGION 2-4 July 2012 Cairo- Egypt. CURRENT STATUS OF AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY FOR KNOWLEDGE SHARING IN STATE OF KUWAIT. Dr. Fadila Al- Salameen Biotechnology Department

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Agricultural biotechnology for knowledge sharing in nena region 2 4 july 2012 cairo egypt

AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY FOR KNOWLEDGE SHARING IN NENA REGION

2-4 July 2012

Cairo- Egypt


Agricultural biotechnology for knowledge sharing in nena region 2 4 july 2012 cairo egypt

CURRENT STATUS OF AGRICULTURAL

BIOTECHNOLOGY FOR KNOWLEDGE SHARING IN STATE OF KUWAIT

Dr. Fadila Al-Salameen

Biotechnology Department

Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR)


International memberships

International memberships

Kuwait is an active member in many international organizations in the field of Agro-biotechnology

  • ECARDA.

  • The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources For Food And Agriculture.

  • Convention of Biodiversity (CB).

  • International centre for genetic engineering and biotechnology ICGB.


Organizations and institutions in kuwait involved in developing agricultural biotechnology research

Organizations And institutions in Kuwait involved in developingAgricultural biotechnology Research

Kuwait institute for scientific Research (KISR).

Public Authority of Agriculture and Fish Resources Affairs (PAAFR)


Agricultural biotechnology for knowledge sharing in nena region 2 4 july 2012 cairo egypt

  • KUWAIT UNIVERSITY

  • Kuwait University is the only public university in Kuwait.

  • Kuwait University is currently on the process to establish a Biotechnology Research Centre where plant and animal biotechnology will be included.


Agricultural biotechnology for knowledge sharing in nena region 2 4 july 2012 cairo egypt

The structure, infrastructure and the mission of Kuwait institute for scientific Research made it to be the main sources for Agricultural biotechnology scientific and technical information.


Three department for rsearch development in kisr

Three department for rsearch development in KISR

  • Aridland Agriculture and Greenery Department.

  • Biotechnology Department.

  • Mariculture and Fisheries Aquaculture.


Area of research in aridland agriculture and greenery department

Area of Research in Aridland Agriculture and Greenery Department

  • Animal production (sheep, poultry and dairy cows).

  • Plant production (protected and open fields)

  • Soil Sciences, irrigation water.

  • Native plant cultivation and wild-life conservation.

  • Greenery and sustainable land-use planning.Developing Concept master plans for various landscape projects suiting the local climatic conditions.


Agricultural biotechnology for knowledge sharing in nena region 2 4 july 2012 cairo egypt

KISR has A state-of-the-art laboratories for R &D

  • Aridland Agriculture and Greenery Labs

  • Soil Physics Lab

  • Seed Analysis Lab

  • Soil Chemistry Lab

  • Plant Physiology Lab

  • Plant Preparation Lab

  • Animal Nutrition & Feed Analysis Lab


Agricultural biotechnology for knowledge sharing in nena region 2 4 july 2012 cairo egypt

  • Seed bank: The current collection281 accessions of 71 different species

  • The information records of a native seed collection were a valuable resource, especially where they involve complete coverage of a local area or region

  • Data base includes Passport and Storage data is a source of information .


Area of research in biotechnology department

Area of Research in Biotechnology Department.

  • Application of Tissue Culture Technology for Production of Valued Crops (date palm, potatoes, etc

  • Genetic Engineering & Molecular Diagnostics

  • Remediation and Rehabilitation of Contaminated Soils

  • Nutrition Improvement, Survey & Assessment

  • Development of Probiotic Feed Supplements for Fish, Poultry & Farm Animal Production


Agricultural biotechnology for knowledge sharing in nena region 2 4 july 2012 cairo egypt

  • BIOTECHNOLOGY

  • Genetic Engineering Lab

  • Fermentation Laboratory (Bio-Stat Fermentors with capacity1.5 and 10.01-1).

  • Microbiology Lab

  • Soil Remediation & Solid Waste Treatment Lab

  • Food Analysis Lab


Agricultural biotechnology for knowledge sharing in nena region 2 4 july 2012 cairo egypt

  • Food Microbiology Lab

  • Tissue Culture Technology unit in KISR and KU.


Agricultural biotechnology for knowledge sharing in nena region 2 4 july 2012 cairo egypt

National Scientific & Technical Information Centre (NSTC)

  • Support Research & Development (R&D) activities and programs nationally and at KSIR, with advanced information technologies (IT) and knowledge solutions.

  • Providing information resources related to science and technology, with specialized services and training tools through the information portal.


Agricultural biotechnology for knowledge sharing in nena region 2 4 july 2012 cairo egypt

  • Provide scientific consultations and technical services.

  • Knowledge management for KISR.

  • Support and develop scientific and technological

  • infrastructure; in terms of information resources and scientific IT applications.

  • Support and develop all information and communications technology within KISR.

  • Promote scientific and technological awareness.

  • Promote regional and International Cooperation.


Kisr publication s

KISR PUBLICATIONS

  • BOOKS

  • Growing Mangroves for Enrichment of Kuwait's Coastline

  • Principles of Poultry Biosecurity Program

  • Fish Kills, Red Tides, & Kuwait's Marine Environment

  • Kuwait's Ravaged Environment - A Global Issue


Agricultural biotechnology for knowledge sharing in nena region 2 4 july 2012 cairo egypt

  • Conference Proceedings

  • Seminars / Symposiums

  • Reports

  • Series

  • Arabic publication


Agricultural biotechnology for knowledge sharing in nena region 2 4 july 2012 cairo egypt

  • KISR produce monthly magazine ‘Science and Technology’.

  • Weekly news paper ‘news of KISR’.


Agricultural biotechnology for knowledge sharing in nena region 2 4 july 2012 cairo egypt

  • KISR on process to establishing Baseline Agricultural database for crop, animal and fish production for serving as a foundation for future development.

  • A data-base on catch and effort, including associated biological data, was established

  • Long-term oceanographic database and information management; GIS applications; services and products for the support of wide-range scientific studies related to the marine environment are available in NSTIC.


Agricultural biotechnology for knowledge sharing in nena region 2 4 july 2012 cairo egypt

  • KISR developed an Atlas to be as user-friendly GIS/ data base decision support tool and easy accessible data repository that can guide future Biodiversity research in Kuwait.

  • All sort of data bases are existed at NSTIC. The concerned staff members can get access to these database trough NSTIC coordinator. This coordinator has the needed skills to carry out this assignment.


Agricultural biotechnology for knowledge sharing in nena region 2 4 july 2012 cairo egypt

Gulf Electronic Scientific Research Database (GESR)

A searchable database for GCC research activities and publications established in Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research .


Components of gesr

Components of GESR

  • Organizations database: containing universities, higher-education institutions, and national research centres.

  • Experts-manpower database: containing academics, researchers, and specialists in academic and research work.

  • Research database: containing research, periodicals, articles, and conferences proceedings.

  • Scientific-equipments database: containing lab equipments used for scientific research


Agricultural biotechnology for knowledge sharing in nena region 2 4 july 2012 cairo egypt

  • Kuwait Integrated Environmental Information Network (KIEIN) was established through the Ministry of Planning, at KISR, under full support of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP)

  • For environmental information dissemination in Kuwait

  • .

  • Supporting the decision/policy makers, planners and researchers in Kuwait, with the needed environmental information.


Agricultural biotechnology for knowledge sharing in nena region 2 4 july 2012 cairo egypt

  • The web-based application makes spatial datasets and information available on KISR Intranet in order to be accessible to all the research community.


Kuwait top level domain

Kuwait Top Level Domain

  • KISR establish, and operating Kuwait Top Level Domain Name System in early 1999

  • Providing internet domain names for all Kuwaiti sites through flexible and accurate system and procedures.

  • KISR wib site www.kisr.edu.kw include all sort of information related to departments, divisions and programs, Email domain is now available to every staff member of KISR.

  • KISRtube


Kuwait national meteorological network

Kuwait National Meteorological Network

  • Monitor the meteorological conditions in the State of Kuwait.

  • Generate a reliable database for the meteorological conditions in Kuwait, and provide data for research project.


Manpower development department

Manpower Development Department

KISR establish department for improving the capabilities of the staff at as well as those at local and regional organizations through:

long-term and short-term training programs

Workshops & Seminars

In-House Courses

Scholarship


Agricultural biotechnology for knowledge sharing in nena region 2 4 july 2012 cairo egypt

Impact on Kuwait Society & the Economy

The research output serves different agencies in the State of Kuwait such as Environmental Public Authority, Public Authority of Agriculture and Fish Resources Affairs, Kuwait University, and the Regional Organization for the Protection of the Marine Environment (ROPME) as well as other international organizations.


Tissue culture mass production techniques for high quality crops

TISSUE CULTURE: MASS PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES FOR HIGH QUALITY CROPS

  • During the past 10 years, KISR has developed tissue culture technologies on mass production of elite date palm cultivars, superior quality of seed potatoes, medicinal and native plants.

  • Current production is 25,000 to 30,000 date palm plantlets.

  • KISR supply the local marker with tissue cultured date palm

  • KISR on process to establish tissue culture company .


Bio plus a novel soil amendment for desert

BIO-PLUS: A NOVEL SOIL AMENDMENT FOR DESERT

  • A novel bio-product “BIO-PLUS” for improving desert soil fertility was successfully developed by the Biotechnology Department in KISR.


Soil bioremediation a cost effective green technology for soil decontamination

SOIL BIOREMEDIATION: A Cost Effective Green Technology for Soil Decontamination:

  • Remediation and rehabilitation of oil contaminated desert soil and the oil lakes resulted in the development of cost effective bioremediation and physical chemical technologies for treatment of oil contaminated soils and oil sludge. These technologies were field demonstrated successfully at a large scale under Kuwait conditions


Agricultural biotechnology for knowledge sharing in nena region 2 4 july 2012 cairo egypt

  • The potential use of the bioremediated soil for

  • landscape purpose was demonstrated by the

  • establishment of a public park in Al-Ahmadi,

  • Kuwait. The composts can replace part of or all synthetic

  • fertilizers used in the operation.


Agricultural biotechnology for knowledge sharing in nena region 2 4 july 2012 cairo egypt

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