06 April 2008 --
Hosting the 10th International Barley Genetics Symposium at the BA, Serageldin discussed Feed, Food and Fuel in his address, pointing out that they have come to present major challenges in agriculture . He emphasized the need for genetic research to meet these challenges. The Symposium was jointly organized by the BA and the International Center for Agricultural Research in Dry Areas (INCARDA). It brought together more than 200 scientists from all over the world to discuss strategies for barley to combat threats posed by climate change, global warming and biofuels.