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SENADI Learns about Rose Breeding, Explores Co-op Opportunities with Local Breeders

Reported by Dean Rule

Quito, November 29 - Santiago Cevallos, the General Director of SENADI (the Ecuadorian Intellectual Property Institute), Paulina Mosquera, the National Director of Vegetative Varieties, Edison Troyo from the Vegetative Variety Department of SENADI and Freddy Valarezo, Director of Innovation and Licensing at the ESPE University in Ecuador visited the E.G. Hill Company premises. The purpose of the visit was to explore areas of cooperation between SENADI, ESPE and the E.G. Hill rose breeding operation and to learn more about plant breeding.

During the visit, presentations were given by Dean Rule and Sebastian Recalde on possible areas of cooperation, CIOPORA and its activities and benefits for University breeding programs and new breeding techniques. Additionally,