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December 2016

International Quinoa Conference 2016

December 6, 2016 @ 8:00 am - December 8, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Zayed University, Dubai, UAE
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Quinoa-Conference-2016-Final-Announcement December 6-8, 2016 Dubai, UAE The global population is expected to increase to 9.7 billion in 2050 and there are concerns about the capacity of agriculture to produce enough food for the growing population. By some estimates, food production will need to go up by about 60 percent either through increase in crop yields per unit area or expansion in the arable land by 2050 to meet the demand (World Population Prospects-the 2008 Revision, UN, 2009). Furthermore, several regions…

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February 2017

InterDrought-V, Hyderabad, India

February 21, 2017 - February 25, 2017
Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC), Novotel & HICC Complex (Near HITEC City)
Hyderabad, Telangana India
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Drought is weather-related natural disaster, which affects vast regions for months or years and has impact on food production. Drought is related to a deficiency of precipitation over a season or an extended period of time. The most immediate consequence is a fall in crop production, due to inadequate and poorly distributed rainfall. Given the severity of drought, a central challenge for researchers and policy makers is to device technologies that lend greater resilience to agricultural production under this stress.…

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March 2017

Global Symposium on Soil Organic Carbon

March 21, 2017 @ 8:00 am - March 23, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy, FAO headquarters
Rome, 00153 Italy
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Soils constitute the largest store of terrestrial carbon. When managed using Sustainable Soil Management (SSM) techniques, soils can play an important role in climate change adaptation and mitigation and enhance the provision of ecosystem services by storing carbon (carbon sequestration) and decreasing greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere. The Global Symposium on Soil Organic Carbon (GSOC17) will see 300-500 participants contribute to the efforts of ending hunger and malnutrition, climate change adaptation, reversing land degradation, and overall sustainable development while…

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Global Food Security Symposium

March 29, 2017 @ 10:00 am - March 30, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Ronald Reagan Building 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC, 20004, Ronald Reagan Building 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC, WA 20004 United States
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Co-chaired by Douglas Bereuter, president emeritus of The Asia Foundation, and Dan Glickman, former secretary of the US Department of Agriculture, this year's Global Food Security Symposium will showcase the best of business, social, and policy innovation. Top visionaries from every sector will gather to generate the productive dialogue and actions necessary to ensure strides in global food security and agricultural development, and the Council will release its recommendations in a new report.

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2017 Global Nutrition Symposium

March 30, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Florida, FL 110910 United States
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Join the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems at UF/IFAS for a day long symposium to learn about the important role of animal-source foods in improving nutrition in developing countries. Distinguished researchers and leaders from donor agencies, international and US-based research and development organizations, and government agencies will be covering topics such as: Malnutrition: Challenges and Pathways to Solutions Benefits & Risks of Animal-Source Food (ASF) Consumption: The Evidence Base Strategies to Increase ASF Consumption & Safety Aligning…

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May 2017

9th Annual ICT4D Conference: From Innovation to Impact

May 15, 2017 @ 8:00 am - May 18, 2017 @ 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, 2017
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, 2017 - August 9, 2017
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, 2017 - August 11, 2017
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, 2017 - August 30, 2017
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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