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October 2016

Gender, breeding and genomics workshop

October 18, 2016 @ 8:00 am - October 21, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Safary Park Hotel Nairobi, Kenya + Google Map

The Gender and Breeding Working Group of the CGIAR Gender and Agriculture Research Network announces a Gender, Breeding and Genomics workshop Workshop Goal The goal is to increase the relevance and benefits of plant and animal breeding to poor rural women producers in low-income countries, especially Africa. To this end, the workshop is designed to produce a synthesis of past success and promising novel approaches for incorporating gender considerations into the development of improved crop varieties and animal breeds. The workshop aims to…

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20th Asian Science Park Association – Annual Conference

October 19, 2016 - October 22, 2016
Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC), Novotel & HICC Complex (Near HITEC City)
Hyderabad, Telangana India
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Register Now for the 20th Asian Science Park Association - Annual Conference (19-22 Oct 2016) Hyderabad, India.

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November 2016

Resilience Emerging from Scarcity and Abundance

November 6, 2016 - November 9, 2016
Phoenix AZ United States + Google Map
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International Conference on Pulses for Nutritional Security and Agricultural Sustainability

November 12, 2016 - November 14, 2016
New Delhi India + Google Map
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ICRISAT is hosting “International Conference on Statistics & Big Data Bioinformatics in Agricultural Research

November 21, 2016 @ 8:00 am - November 23, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
ICRISAT Hyderabad, 502324 India + Google Map

The 70th ISAS Annual International Conference on “Statistics & Big Data Bioinformatics in Agricultural Research” is being organized by International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) at ICRISAT Patancheru during November 21-23, 2016. For more details please visit http://isas70.icrisat.ac.in Brochure   Conference Theme 1. Design of Experiments & Phenotyping 2. Bioinformatics 3. Data Science Teaching & Scientific Communication 4. Open Sources Statistical Computing 5. Big Data Analytics 6. Statistical Genetics & Genomics 7. Genomic Selection & Genome-Wide Association Mapping…

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ICRISAT is hosting “HTPG Workshop on Forward Breeding for Accelerated Crop Improvement”

November 28, 2016 @ 8:00 am - December 1, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
ICRISAT Hyderabad, 502324 India + Google Map

"No matter how excellent the research done in one scientific discipline, its application will have little positive effect on crop production. What is needed are venturesome scientists who can work across disciplines to produce appriopriate technologies to bring these advances to fruition." – Norman E. Borlaug Mission To accelerate genetic gain on various crops through collaboration, knowledge sharing and adoption of new technologies. Organizing Committee Dr Rajeev K Varshney Dr Eng Hwa Ng Dr Himabindu Kudapa Dr Manish Roorkiwal Mr…

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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 - February 25
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 @ 8:00 am - March 23 @ 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 @ 10:00 am - March 30 @ 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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