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AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY FOR
KNOWLEDGE SHARING IN NENA REGION




2
-
4 July 2012




Cairo
-

Egypt


CURRENT STATUS OF AGRICULTURAL

BIOTECHNOLOGY FOR KNOWLEDGE SHARING




IN STATE OF KUWAIT



Dr.
Fadila

Al
-
Salameen


Biotechnology Department

Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR)


International memberships

Kuwait is an active member in many international
organizations in the field of Agro
-
biotechnology




ECARDA.



The International Treaty on Plant Genetic
Resources For Food And Agriculture.



Convention of Biodiversity (CB).



International centre for genetic engineering and
biotechnology ICGB.

Organizations And institutions in
Kuwait involved in developing

Agricultural biotechnology Research



Kuwait institute for scientific Research
(KISR).



Public Authority of Agriculture and Fish
Resources Affairs (PAAFR)


KUWAIT UNIVERSITY


Kuwait

University

is

the

only

public

university

in

Kuwait
.


Kuwait

University

is

currently

on

the

process

to

establish

a

Biotechnology

Research

Centre

where

plant

and

animal

biotechnology

will

be

included
.


The structure, infrastructure and the
mission of Kuwait institute for scientific
Research made it to be the main sources
for Agricultural biotechnology scientific
and technical information.

Three department for rsearch
development in KISR


Aridland Agriculture and Greenery
Department.



Biotechnology Department.



Mariculture and Fisheries Aquaculture.




Area of Research in
Aridland Agriculture
and Greenery Department


Animal production (sheep, poultry and dairy cows).



Plant production (protected and open fields)



Soil Sciences, irrigation water.

Native plant cultivation and wild
-
life conservation.



Greenery and sustainable land
-
use planning.

Developing Concept master plans for various
landscape projects suiting the local climatic
conditions.









Aridland Agriculture and Greenery Labs



Soil Physics Lab


Seed Analysis Lab


Soil Chemistry Lab


Plant Physiology Lab


Plant Preparation Lab


Animal Nutrition & Feed Analysis Lab

KISR has A state
-
of
-
the
-
art
laboratories for R &D


Seed bank:
The current collection

281
accessions of 71 different species



The information records of a native seed
collection were a valuable resource, especially
where they involve complete coverage of a
local area or region


Data base includes Passport and Storage data
is a source of information .

Area of Research in
Biotechnology Department
.



Application of Tissue Culture Technology for
Production of Valued Crops (date palm, potatoes,
etc


Genetic Engineering & Molecular Diagnostics


Remediation and Rehabilitation of Contaminated
Soils


Nutrition Improvement, Survey & Assessment


Development of Probiotic Feed Supplements for
Fish, Poultry & Farm Animal Production












BIOTECHNOLOGY




Genetic Engineering Lab


Fermentation Laboratory (Bio
-
Stat Fermentors
with capacity1.5 and 10.01
-
1).


Microbiology Lab


Soil Remediation & Solid Waste Treatment Lab


Food Analysis Lab










Food Microbiology Lab


Tissue Culture Technology unit in
KISR and KU.


National Scientific & Technical
Information Centre (NSTC)


Support Research & Development (R&D) activities
and programs nationally and at KSIR, with advanced
information technologies (IT) and knowledge
solutions.


Providing information resources related to science
and technology, with specialized services and training
tools through the information portal.



Provide

scientific

consultations

and

technical

services
.


Knowledge

management

for

KISR
.



Support

and

develop

scientific

and

technological

infrastructure
;

in

terms

of

information

resources

and

scientific

IT

applications
.


Support

and

develop

all

information

and

communications

technology

within

KISR
.


Promote

scientific

and

technological

awareness
.


Promote

regional

and

International

Cooperation
.



KISR PUBLICATION
S


BOOKS

Growing Mangroves for Enrichment of Kuwait's
Coastline




Principles of Poultry Biosecurity Program






Fish Kills, Red Tides, & Kuwait's Marine Environment


Kuwait's Ravaged Environment
-

A Global Issue


Conference Proceedings



Seminars /
Symposiums



Reports



Series



Arabic publication









KISR produce monthly magazine ‘Science
and Technology’.


Weekly news paper ‘news of KISR’.


KISR on process to establishing Baseline
Agricultural database for crop, animal and fish
production for serving as a foundation for future
development.


A data
-
base on catch and effort, including
associated biological data, was established


Long
-
term oceanographic database and
information management; GIS applications; services
and products for the support of wide
-
range scientific
studies related to the marine environment are
available in NSTIC.



KISR developed an Atlas to be as user
-
friendly
GIS/ data base decision support tool and easy
accessible data repository that can guide future
Biodiversity research in Kuwait.


All sort of data bases are existed at NSTIC. The
concerned staff members can get access to these
database trough NSTIC coordinator. This coordinator
has the needed skills to carry out this assignment.


A searchable database for GCC research
activities and publications established in
Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research .



Gulf Electronic Scientific
Research Database (GESR
)

Components of GESR


Organizations database
: containing universities,
higher
-
education institutions, and national research
centres.


Experts
-
manpower database
: containing
academics, researchers, and specialists in academic
and research work.


Research database
: containing research,
periodicals, articles, and conferences proceedings.

Scientific
-
equipments database: containing lab
equipments used for scientific research

Kuwait Integrated Environmental Information Network
(KIEIN) was established through the Ministry of Planning,
at KISR, under full support of the
United Nations
Development Program (UNDP)


For environmental information dissemination in Kuwait

.


Supporting the decision/policy makers, planners and
researchers in Kuwait, with the needed environmental
information.




The web
-
based application makes spatial
datasets and information available on KISR
Intranet in order to be accessible to all the
research community.



Kuwait Top Level Domain


KISR establish, and operating Kuwait Top Level
Domain Name System in early 1999



Providing internet domain names for all Kuwaiti
sites through flexible and accurate system and
procedures.


KISR
wib

site
www.kisr.edu.kw

include all sort of
information related to departments, divisions and
programs, Email domain is now available to every
staff member of KISR.


KISRtube









Kuwait National Meteorological
Network



Monitor the meteorological conditions in the
State of Kuwait.



Generate a reliable database for the
meteorological conditions in Kuwait, and provide
data for research project.







Manpower Development
Department


KISR establish department for improving the
capabilities of the staff at as well as those at local
and regional organizations through:



long
-
term and short
-
term training programs


Workshops & Seminars


In
-
House Courses

Scholarship








The research output serves
different agencies in the
State of Kuwait such as Environmental Public
Authority, Public Authority of Agriculture and Fish
Resources Affairs, Kuwait University, and the
Regional Organization for the Protection of the Marine
Environment (ROPME) as well as other international
organizations.



Impact on Kuwait Society & the Economy

TISSUE CULTURE: MASS PRODUCTION
TECHNIQUES FOR HIGH QUALITY
CROPS




During

the

past

10

years,

KISR

has

developed

tissue

culture

technologies

on

mass

production

of

elite

date

palm

cultivars,

superior

quality

of

seed

potatoes,

medicinal

and

native

plants
.




Current production is 25,000 to 30,000 date palm
plantlets
.



KISR

supply

the

local

marker

with

tissue

cultured

date

palm




KISR

on

process

to

establish

tissue

culture

company

.

BIO
-
PLUS: A NOVEL SOIL
AMENDMENT FOR DESERT

A

novel

bio
-
product

“BIO
-
PLUS”

for

improving

desert

soil

fertility

was

successfully

developed

by

the

Biotechnology

Department

in

KISR
.


SOIL BIOREMEDIATION: A Cost Effective
Green Technology for Soil Decontamination:



Remediation and rehabilitation of oil
contaminated desert soil and the oil lakes resulted in
the development of cost effective bioremediation
and physical chemical technologies for treatment of
oil contaminated soils and oil sludge. These
technologies were field demonstrated successfully
at a large scale under Kuwait conditions

The

potential

use

of

the

bioremediated

soil

for

landscape

purpose

was

demonstrated

by

the

establishment

of

a

public

park

in

Al
-
Ahmadi,

Kuwait
.

The

composts

can

replace

part

of

or

all

synthetic

fertilizers

used

in

the

operation
.