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MINISTRY OF FOOOD AGRICULTURE AND LIVESTOCK General Directorate of Agricultural Research And Policies. Biotechnology Research in The Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock in Turkey. 2 July 2012 Dr. A. Ahmet YÜCER Deputy Director General. Outline.
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General Directorate of Agricultural Research And Policies
Biotechnology Research in The Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock in Turkey
Dr. A. Ahmet YÜCER
Deputy Director General
Status of National Research System (NARS) in Turkey
General information of General Directorate of Agricultural Research and Policyies (GDAR)
Biotechnology studies and Institutions of GDARstudying biotechnology
Excellence center involved in biotechnology
Biosafety Law and Institutions to detect GMOs
Registration Systems (Farmer, Animal, Beekeeping, Organic Farming, Aquaculture, Cooperative, Genetic Resources etc)
Precision Farming Applications
Early Warning Systemsfor plant protection,
Automatic Observation Stations for Agricultural Meteorology,
Agricultural Crop Production and Monitoring, GIS, etc)
Food Line 174,
Learning Systems(E- Library, TV and Radio Programs)
Web Sites (Public, private sectorand NGO’s)
26 SubjectOrientedRes. Stations
Total 47 Res. Ins.
Research Institutes of GDAR
10 Regional Res. Ins.
GDAR has 2.000 researchers in differentagricultural areas,
Completed total project number has increasing too, completed project number was 200 in 2011,
Researchers are publicated 650national and 400 international publication in 2011
GDAR budget has been increased ten times in the last 10 years.
Conducting biotechnology studies
Producing virus free buds,
Dihaploid breeding of melon via anther culture,
Embryo rescue of Citruses,
Disease free production of banana and ornamental plants,
Mi gene analysis of tomato to determine root tumor nematod,
Characterization of populations,
Determining of inter/intra genetic relationships of genotypes,
Determining commercial varieties via DNA fingerprinting and genetic mapping,
Marker assisted selection,
Determining the mechanism of biotic and abiotic stresses resistance.
Plant Tissue Culture Center established at Aegean Agricultural Research Institute (AARI),
Stock material for potato, fruit trees and ornamental plants will be developed in that Center,
Lab and staff capacity developed in Niğde Potato Research Station (NPRS),
AARI and NPRS have capacity for 10% basic seed (mini tuber) production capacity of the Country.
Domestic potato varieties developed using biotechnology will be available in a few years
Determining crop diversity by molecular markers,
Genetic characterization of plant material (Land races, varieties, breeding material/lines),
Marker assisted selection especially for resistance to pests and diseases,
Anther culture for getting Doubled haploid plants to shorten breeding duration,
Analyzing and determining transgenic plants,
Developing pure lines and commercial varieties of field crops such as wheat, cicer, lentil, cotton, potatos and barley by using combination of biotechnology and conventional breeding.
Plant Biotechnology Center to establish in Field Crops Central Research Institute in Ankara,
Plant Cold Test Center to establish under East Anatolia Research Institute, Erzurum.
Ankara Food Control Laboratory Directorate,
İstanbul Food Control Laboratory Directorate,
National Food Reference Laboratory,
Bursa Food and Feed Control Central Research Institute,
Ankara Field Crops Central Research Institute,
Antalya West Mediterranean Agricultural Research Institute,
The Law prepared and released by coordination of the MFAL,Cooperation with Governmental Institutions, Universities and NGOs,
Established Mechanism of KnowledgeChange
Agricultural Biotechnology for Knowledge Sharing in NENA Region;
Dr. A. Ahmet YUCER
Tel: +90 312 3435674