Talk Sessions

N A P A

Association of Nepalese Agricultural Professionals of Americas

Proudly announces the EIGHTH

Talk Session

On

BIOTECHNOLOGY IN AGRICULTURE

By: Dr. KHUSI R. TIWARI (NAPA Member and Forthcoming AGM Chair)
Discussant: Dilip Panthee, PhD

When?
[USA: SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 2018]
Time: 8:30PM USA EASTERN TIME] [NEPAL: SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2018]
Time: NEPAL 7:15AM]
How to Join the Session?
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/431846748 Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll): +14086380968,,431846748# or +16468769923,,431846748#: Or Telephone: Dial: +1 408 638 0968 or +1 646 876 9923 or +1 669 900 6833, Meeting ID: 431 846 748


Respected NAPA members and beyond

Greetings!

On behalf of ‘Talk Session Organizing Committee’ and the Executive Committee, I cordially invite all of you to attend and get fullest benefit of the upcoming NAPA’s EIGHTH talk session. Please do not miss the opportunity to interact in a live discussion forum with Dr. Tiwari and share your thoughts on "Biotechnology in Agriculture." Join us to add value on our collective strength and resource pool.

Together we can make a difference.

Respectfully,

Lila B. Karki, PhD
Chair
NAPA Talk Session Organizing Committee

Talk Summary
Biotechnology or genetic engineering is the application of scientific techniques to modify and improve plants, animals, and microorganisms to enhance their value. Modern biotechnology represents a unique application of science that can be used to feed the growing population and for the betterment of society through development of crops with improved nutritional quality, resistance to pests and diseases, and reduced cost of production. Several crop species with biotech traits have been successfully grown in North America, South America, Africa and Asia for the last 20 years with major benefits.

Speaker

Dr. Khusi R Tiwari holds a Ph.D. degree from University of Manitoba, Canada in Genetics and Plant Breeding. He received his undergraduate education from Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science (IAAS) Rampur, Nepal and worked for Department of Agriculture/NARC as an agronomist for 10 years. Dr. Tiwari is a Plant Breeder with several years of plant breeding expertise working with NARC, Pioneer Hi-Bred and Monsanto seed company. Currently, he is a Senior plant breeder for Monsanto Seed Company. He is also an adjunct faculty at Mississippi State University. Dr. Tiwari has published several research articles in peer reviewed journals and has been granted 51 patents from the US patent office. Dr. Tiwari is a member of Crop Science Society (CSSA) of America, American Society of Agronomy (ASA), National Association of Plant Breeders (NAPB) and Association of Nepalese Agricultural Professionals of Americas (NAPA). Dr. Tiwari enjoys working with Nepalese community in the US and is involved with Florida Nepal Association (FNA), Nepalese Association of Southeast America (NASeA), and Institute of Rubber and Jatropha Research Nepal (IRJR).

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