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November 2020

Achieving Duality of Water Savings and Food Security by Transforming Value Chains

November 23, 2020 @ 8:00 am - November 24, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

To feed more than 10 billion people within our planetary boundaries by 2050, while ending hunger and tackling unhealthy diets, we will have to fundamentally change the food system, requiring co-ordinated and large-scale action by all stakeholders across multiple axes. The virtual pre-event Bold Actions for Food as a Force for Good on 23-24 November 2020 will be a key milestone leading to the UN Food Systems Summit in 2021. This event is open for participation, please scroll down to…

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December 2020

4th International Conference on Global Food Security Achieving local and global food security: at what costs?

December 7, 2020 @ 8:00 am - December 9, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Le Corum Congress Center, Esplanade Charles de Gaulle, BP 2200
34072 Montpellier Cedex 1, France
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The 4th International Conference on Global Food Security addresses the topic of food security at all spatial levels from local to global, and from an interdisciplinary and systemic food systems perspective. It aims to better understand environmental, nutritional, agricultural, demographic, socio-economic, political, technological and institutional drivers, costs and outcomes of current and future food security. Interactions with contextual factors including climate change, urbanisation, greening the economy and data-driven technologies will be central. The conference addresses the triple burden of malnutrition: hunger, micronutrient…

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Addressing food system challenges: Making inter-disciplinarity work

December 15, 2020

IFNH 3rd Annual Forum 15th December 2020 The Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health (IFNH) is delighted to invite you to our 3rd Annual Forum, which will take place online on Tuesday 15th December at 14.00 – 17.00 (GMT). The theme of this year’s Forum is the importance of inter-disciplinary working to successfully address food system challenges. We will have a range of speakers from the University of Reading as well as key partners from ICRISAT and the University of…

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Online International Expert Workshop on Chickpea Diseases – Detection, Phenotyping and Management

December 16, 2020 @ 8:00 am - December 18, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Jointly organized by ICRISAT, Hyderabad, RAK College of Agriculture, Sehore and ICAR-AICRP Topics the training covers: Surveillance and monitoring of diseases Disease diagnosis and identification Phenotyping for disease resistance Innovative management approaches Emerging diseases and the way forward Training methodology: Expert lectures and updates on current scenario of diseases Online practical training sessions on individual disease/pathogen Brainstorming and group discussions Participant profile: Scientists/Research Scholars/Post-doctoral Fellows from any University/Institute/Organization keen to update themselves on chickpea diseases and their management. Link to…

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February 2021

BIRAC Announces 18th Call for Proposals under the Biotechnology Ignition Grant (BIG) Scheme

February 15, 2021
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March 2021

Hands-On Training Use of Advanced Tools in Pest and Disease Predictive Modeling

March 1, 2021 @ 8:00 am - March 5, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
Department of Plant Pathology, CoA UAS, GKVK, Bengaluru, Karnataka
Bengaluru, Karnataka India
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1-5 March 2021, Jointly organized by UAS, Bengaluru & ICRISAT, Patancheru Maximum Participants: 30 members (Selection based on invitation. Email: caastngt1d@gmail.com) Venue: Department of Plant Pathology, CoA UAS, GKVK, Bengaluru, Karnataka Workshop content and resource persons Data Science and Machine learning (Mr Rajshekarappa, SAS Institute, Bengaluru, Karnataka) Introduction to data science and machine learning Data preparation, manipulation and management Data analysis and visualization Python (Dr Vedamurty K B, KVAFSU, Bengaluru, Karnataka) Correlation, linear regression, logistic regression, time series forecasting and…

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May 2021

Web-Talk Series: AI and SDGs

May 18, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Artificial Intelligence based technology has the potential to address a range of challenges throughout the agri-food system. It helps to improve seed quality, maximizing crop yields and reduce risks in agriculture by forecasting pest and disease outbreaks. This web-talk will discuss new technologies, challenges, and way forward for AI technology in agriculture to achieve the SDG of Zero hunger. Experts from India and Germany will focus on AI applications in crop and yield management, AI for resource efficiency and decision…

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Webinar: Regional Consultation on Forgotten Foods in Asia-Pacific

May 28, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Developing a Regional Manifesto Why this is important: Around 1.9 billion people in Asia-Pacific cannot afford a healthy diet. Yet, many traditional nutritious foods that can easily grow even in harsh conditions and without significant investment have almost vanished from people’s tables. To get this food back requires a collective recognition of their significance and value for sustainable development. Register at: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEtcO2hqDotHNOmt1-fwvkOSmHvqHKINDoL Background Around 3 billion people across the world cannot afford a healthy diet and 1.9 billion of them…

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June 2021

TRANSFORMING IRRIGATION IN SOUTHERN AFRICA

June 15, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Online, University of Ghana PMB LG 30 Legon, Ghana

Improving the Performance of Southern African region in the CAADP/Malabo Declaration Biennial Review Process through Transformed Irrigation System The Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) in partnership with the Australian National University (ANU), University of South Australia, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Instituto Nacional de Irrigação (INIR), Mozambique, Ardhi University, Tanzania and ICRISAT, Zimbabwe, are pleased to invite you to a Webinar that seeks to establish the importance of transforming irrigation systems to improve the…

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July 2021

DSI Scientific Network Webinars

July 5, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - July 6, 2021 @ 5:30 pm
Online, University of Ghana PMB LG 30 Legon, Ghana

A Multilateral Solution to the DSI Dilemma? This event organised by the DSI Scientific Network will focus on researchers' experience and priorities regarding DSI. Panelists will discuss the implications of an access and benefit sharing (ABS) system for digital sequence information (DSI) in the context of the Convention on Biological Diversity, reflecting on lessons learned from existing ABS arrangements, such as under the Nagoya Protocol and the ITPGRFA. Webinar Asia & Pacific When: 5 July - 12:30pm New Delhi /3pm…

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