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May 2017

9th Annual ICT4D Conference: From Innovation to Impact

May 15 @ 8:00 am - May 18 @ 5:00 pm
Hyderbad Hyderabad, India + Google Map

HARNESSING THE POWER OF DATA FOR THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS Held for the first time in India, the 2017 ICT4D Conference: From Innovation to Impact will bring together public, private and civil society organizations from across the humanitarian and international development community to not only discuss the latest trends in digital inclusion but the wider use of data to support achievement of the global Sustainable Development Goals. The conference is a dynamic, multi-disciplinary gathering of inspiring leaders, thought-provoking speakers, and…

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June 2017

Connected India – The Internet of Things Conclave

June 14
Hyatt Regency, New Delhi, Hyatt Regency, Bhikaiji Cama Place
New Delhi, Delhi 110066 India
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India is a frontrunner in the adoption of Internet of Things or IoT. A Deloitte study forecasts that India will see a 31-fold growth of IoT by 2020. People to People, People to Things and Things to Things – IoT is expected to redefine the way we live and operate our businesses. Digital technologies like IoT have significant impact on smart cities, traffic management, manufacturing, transportation, supply chain & logistics among other industry sectors. The Indian government’s Digital India mission is…

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August 2017

MSSRF’s Annual Conference – Farming System for Nutrition

August 7 - August 9
MSSRF, M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, 3rd Cross Street, Institutional Area, Taramani
Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600 113 India
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The M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation's (MSSRF) annual conference for 2017, based on the theme of ‘Farming System for Nutrition’ is to be held from August 7 – 9, 2017 at MSSRF in Chennai, India. The Regional Consultation aims to bring stakeholders from agriculture, nutrition, health and related domains to examine evidences on this theme from across the globe and within India. Agro-biodiversity, climate change, technology and the elements to bridge the gaps – gender, social inclusion and nutrition literacy will be explored. Farm…

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GOBII Annual Meeting

August 8 - August 11
ICRISAT Hyderabad, 502324 India + Google Map

The Genomic Open-source Breeding Informatics Initiative works closely with CG Centers to develop open-source computational infrastructure and analysis capabilities, enabling the implementation of genomic and marker assisted selection as part of routine breeding programs for staple crops in the developing world. Effective deployment of genomic information in breeding programs has the potential to significantly increase genetic gain in key crop performance traits. This can lead to staple crop varieties with improved yields and better adaption to growing conditions in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa,…

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World Water Week Stockholm

August 27 - August 30
City Conference Center, Stockholm, Folkets Hus, Barnhusgatan 12-14
Stockholm, Sweden
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World Water Week in Stockholm is the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues. It is organized by SIWI and will this year address the theme “water and waste – reduce and reuse”. Experts, practitioners, decision-makers, business innovators and young professionals from a range of sectors and countries come to Stockholm to network, exchange ideas, foster new thinking and develop solutions to the most pressing water-related challenges of today. We believe water is key to our future prosperity, and…

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Smart Agriculture Conclave

August 29 - August 31
Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra, New Delhi, Plots No.15A, 15B and 15D, Dr. Rizal Marg, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi, Delhi 110021 India
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The Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India, in collaboration with the Research Council UK (RCUK) and the BBSRC is organizing a two-day Smart Agriculture conclave. The main idea behind the conclave is to develop 'FarmerZone', a cloud-based smart agriculture initiative by the DBT. The conclave will engage national and international experts in science, policy, industry and farming to build consensus on co-designing and developing FarmerZone as a Smart Agriculture platform for smallholder farmers in India. The conclave will also focus on strengthening Indo-UK…

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September 2017

Agri4D 2017 – Rural Transformation and Urbanization

September 20 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Undervisningshuset, Almas allé 10 SLU Campus Ultuna, Uppsala, Sweden, Undervisningshuset, Almas allé 10 SLU Campus Ultuna
Uppsala, Sweden
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Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and Swedish International Agriculture Network Initiative (SIANI) are organizing a two­ day event for researchers and professionals working with and/or interested in agriculture for develop­ment. MSc and PhD students, senior scientists, experts from social, political, soils, crops, natural resources and animal science, economy, forestry, horticulture, vet­erinary medicine etc. are encouraged to participate; and abstract submissions are open until 15 May 2017. Conference sub-sessions Land - under pressures or dynamic changes? Forests for Food Security –…

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October 2017

Global Panel on Food Reform for Sustainability and Health (FReSH)

October 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy, FAO headquarters
Rome, 00153 Italy
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World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and EAT's joint initiative "Food Reform for Sustainability and Health (FReSH)" is a platform to accelerate consumer-centered transformational change in the global food systems through research and private sector collaboration - from fork to farm. Their global panel on food system reform will discuss how stakeholders - business, civil society, research and policy makers - can contribute to reforming food systems to be more sustainable while delivering food and nutrition security. Speakers: Honorable Mr…

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Seed Security for Food Security Forum – a 2017 Borlaug Dialogue Side Event

October 17 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, 700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa, 700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa
Iowa, IA 50309 United States
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An official side event of the World Food Prize 2017 Borlaug Dialogue, the Forum brings together a diverse group of influential contributors and stakeholders to consider the importance of seed security and crop diversity to increase food security and agricultural sustainability. Seed security requires persistent and effective seed systems to serve farmers across all production scales. The Forum will include presentations and expert panel discussions. Dr Pooja Bhatnagar-Mathur, Theme Leader – Cell, Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering, ICRISAT will present…

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December 2017

Crop Genomics: Present and Future

December 6 - December 8

ICRISAT's Center of Excellence in Genomics (CEG) is celebrating its tenth anniversary with a three-day conference during Dec 6-8, 2017, at ICRISAT campus, Hyderabad, India. The CEG is making it possible for agricultural breeding and research programs to fully utilize modern genomics tools in developing countries. With an impressive list of speakers from the field, the conference is expected to discuss anticipated advances, requirements, and challenges for sequencing data generation, analysis, as well as application of genomics for understanding plant…

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