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Plant Genetic Resources Conferences (fwd)

Ray Dobert rdobert at nalusda.gov
Wed May 3 20:45:37 EST 1995


FYI
R. Dobert, Biotech Info. Center/NAL/ARS/USDA
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Date: Tue, 2 May 95 10:50:56 EST
From: ICPPGR <biodiv at icppgr.fao.org>
To: Multiple recipients of list <biodiv-l at ftpt.br>
Subject: Plant Genetic Resources Conferences

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-- INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE TO A BULLETIN BOARD NETWORK --
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 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AND PROGRAMME FOR PLANT GENETIC RESOURCES 
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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is
organizing the Fourth International Technical Conference on Plant Genetic
Resources to be held in Leipzig, Germany, 17-23 June 1996.  The FAO
Secretariat for the International Conference and Programme for Plant Genetic
Resources (ICPPGR) will produce the first FAO Report on the State of the
World's Plant Genetic Resources and a Global Plan of Action for the
Conservation and Sustainable Utilization of Plant Genetic Resources for Food
and Agriculture.

To promote the broadest participation in this preparatory process, the ICPPGR
secretariat has established a Bulletin Board Network (BBN) to allow
interested Organizations (International, National and Non Governmental),
Institutes, Universities, Research centers and individuals, at a worldwide
level, to contribute actively in this process. 

WHAT'S ICPPGR BULLETIN BOARD NETWORK ?
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This BBN supports the major known communication tools (EMail, Modem to
TCP-IP) based on a strong link between a conventionnal Listserv, a Bulletin
Board System (BBS) and a Web server. This BBN will provide discussion groups,
access to news, documents, databases, maps and many other options. 

We are opening our system with discussion groups or Conferences on the
following topics, but other conferences will be available in few weeks:

- "In-Situ Conservation/Crop Improvement"
- "Ex-Situ  Collections"
- "Genetic Diversity"
- "Plant Breeding/Improvement"
- "Regeneration"
- "Training/Education"

We will also provide regularly a NewsLetter, where you will find all the
ICPPGR's informations and activities, and the new options of our Bulletin
Board Network.

You are invited to join this Bulletin Board Network, without charge with
hundreds researchers to contribute in many conferences and to have access to
information from several sources. 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE ?
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1) address your e-mail to MAILSERV at MAILSERV.FAO.ORG

2) leave the subject line in your header blank

3) at the beginning of the first line in the body of your mail, type the
following command:

get [icppgr]icppgr-info.txt

You will receive an information notice with all the details you need to be
connected to our BBN.


HOW CAN YOU CONTACT US ?
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International Conference and Programme for Plant Genetic Resources

Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO

Address: viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00100 Rome ITALY 
Our Email:  ICPPGR at fao.org
Tel: (39-6)52255871
Fax: (39-6)52255533

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