Kick-Off Meeting Second Phase
“Development and Preparation of Eggplant Pre-Bred Materials for Adaptation to Climate Change”

24-25 July 2017
Valencia, Spain
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Leading partner (Word Vegetable Center)
Mohamed Rakha (Coordinator)

Spanish team (Universitat Politècnica de València)
Jaime Prohens (Spanish team leader)
Santiago Vilanova
Pietro Gramazio
Giulio Mangino
Edgar García-Fortea
María Dolores Lerma
Ana Fita

Sri Lankan team (University or Peradeniya)
Hemal Fonseka (Sri Lankan team leader)
Ramya Fonseka

Ivorian team (Université Félix Houphouet-Boigny)
Auguste Kouassi (Ivorian team leader)
Abou Bakari Kouassi

Global Crop Diversity Trust
Benjamin Kilian

Collaborating company 1 (East-West Seed)
       Katherine Panergayo (online)

Collaborating company 2 (Meridiem Seeds)
       Maria Hurtado

Collaborating company 3 (Callivoire)
       Represented by Abou Kouassi

Collaborating company 4 (Hayleys Agriculture Holdings Limited)
       Siriweera Gamage

Collaborating company 5 (Novagenetic)
       Morgane Raynal

This work is part of the initiative "Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change: Collecting, Protecting and Preparing Crop Wild Relatives" which is supported by the Government of Norway. The project is managed by the Global Crop Diversity Trust with the Millenium Seed Bank of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and implemented in partnership with national and international gene banks and plant breeding institutes around the world. For forward informatin see the project website: