At the regional level, SEAMEO BIOTROP has organized the Third Regional Training Course on Prevention and Control of Mycotoxins in Food and Feed staff. In addition, the first SEAMEO BIOTROP in-country Training Course on Tissue Culture Technology for Plant Propagation and Nursery Management was held in Lao PDR. This activity was held in cooperation with the Lao National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute.
Greeting from BIOTROP! The last quarter of 2012 SEAMEO BIOTROP’s programs and activities signified by the completion of research and training activities as well as other important and strategic Centre’s events and achievements. 19 research projects including 6 research grants for PhD students were completed and 8 training course two seminars workshop and two symposia were conducted regionally and nationally.
During the third quarter of 2011 the following activities were conducted.The Centre was privileged to be organizers and co-organizer of three activities in July and August 2011. These were the 6th Regional Training Workshop on the Biodiversity and Conservation of Bryophytes followed by a one-day Regional Symposium on Bryology and Lichenology in Malesiana.
For SEAMEO BIOTROP, the last quarter of 2011 culminated with the completion of our research and training activities and other learning events which we consider as among our significant achievements for this year. That means 18 research projects, including the PhD theses of our grantees, and 8 training courses/ seminar-workshops/symposium. But what made this quarter more significant and memorable to us were the approval of our 9th Five-Year Development Plan (2012-2017) by our Governing Board and the collaboration with SEAMEO SEARCA in conducting a seminar-workshop on climate change adaptation in agriculture back-to-back with our respective Governing Board Meetings (GBM).
As a result of the established collaboration among the SEAMEO Centers, the SEAMEO BIOTROP and SEAMEO SEARCA Governing Board Meeting and Seminar-Workshop on “State of the Art of Climate Change Adaptation in Southeast Asia” were jointly held. The conduct of this seminar-workshop was a result of cooperation among SEAMEO BIOTROP , SEAMEO SEARCA and the Government of Indonesia. The Centre has the privilege to organize three collaborative activities during January and March 2012.
Starting May 2012, the Centre’s scientific publication, BIOTROPIA, is being indexed by Scopus, Google Scholar and the Directory of Open Access Journal (DOAJ) making BIOTROP’sresearch findings and those of its partner-institutions more accessible to a larger audience.During April up to June 2012, the Centre has the privilege to organize four national training coursesand These were the training courses on : Prevention and Control of Mycotoxins in Food and Feedstuff, Weeds and Invasive Alien Plant Species Management, GIS Application for Mapping of Potential local Agricultural Resources, and Herbarium Management. In addition SEAMEO BIOTROP has also co-organized in cooperation with IPB a national Seminar and Training on Problematic and Model of Agricultural, Fisheries and Forestry- Based Ex- Mi ned Land Reclamation.
The activities that SEAMEO BIOTROP conducted during the third quarter of 2012 indicate the growing interest and and recognition of our works a reseach and development Centre by other institutions within and outside Indonesia.SEAMEO BIOTROP was honored to be included in the itineraries of two dignitaries during their visit to Indonesia. The first dignitary to visit the Centre this years was H.