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         When, Where and How will Tropical Root and Tuber Crops Lead the Next Agri-Food Revolution

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Monday, October 22
 

10:00am

SCALING: scientific innovations that have impact on root and tuber crop systems and those who depend on them.
Chairs, Co-Chairs and Speakers
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Francis Alacho

Country Manager, Africa Innovations Institute
avatar for Oriaku, L. C

Oriaku, L. C

Research Officer, National Root Crops Research Institute
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Satish Chandra

Councilor, ISTRC
ISTRC Councillor for the South Pacific | Adjunct Professor of Agriculture, University of the South Pacific
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Chimaroke

Research officer, National Root Crop Reaserch institute umudike
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​Nanam Tay Dziedzoave

FORMER DIRECTOR, CSIR-FOOD RESEARCH INSTITUTE
avatar for Nozomi Kawarazuka

Nozomi Kawarazuka

Associate Scientist Gender Research, Asia Research, International Potato Center, CIP - Vietnam
avatar for Hemant Nitturkar

Hemant Nitturkar

Project Director, CIP
We are developing an economically sustainable, integrated seed system for cassava in Nigeria. Partnership with private sector, public sector and like minded projects is key to shared success. I will be happy to talk anyone interested in inclusive and sustainable development in Ni... Read More →
avatar for Benjamin Chukwuemeka Okoye

Benjamin Chukwuemeka Okoye

Research Scientist, NATIONAL ROOT CROPS RESEARCH INSTITUTE UMUDIKE
Research includes addressing the Economic problems of Root and tuber Crops Production, Marketing, Processing and Utilization. Research program spans issues on food security, production economics, farm management, agricultural marketing, gender productivity and efficiency, environmental... Read More →
avatar for Vito Severiano Sandifolo

Vito Severiano Sandifolo

Country Manager, CAVA Malawi
avatar for Marc Schut

Marc Schut

Senior Scientist, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture
avatar for Andrew Westby

Andrew Westby

Director, University of Greenwich


Monday October 22, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) - KELLOG AUDITORIUM Recta Cali – Palmira, Km 17 Cali, Colombia
 
Tuesday, October 23
 

8:00am

DISCOVERY: How to sustain genetic gains in root and tuber crops: Is Next-Generation breeding approaches our next bet (breeding, genetics, cytogenetics, gene editing, genetic mapping, molecular techniques etc.)
Chairs, Co-Chairs and Speakers
avatar for Ranjana Bhattacharjee

Ranjana Bhattacharjee

Molecular Geneticist, BioScience, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, IITA
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Adriana Bohorquez

Ph.D, International Center for Tropical Agriculture, CIAT
avatar for Hernán Ceballos

Hernán Ceballos

Cassava Breeder, CIAT
B.S. in Agronomy from National University of Córdoba (Argentina) and Ph.D. in Plant Breeding from Cornell University. Field breeding experiences for seven years in Maize (CIMMYT) and about 20 years in Cassava (CIAT). Taught Quantitative Genetics at National University of Colombia... Read More →
avatar for Luis Duque

Luis Duque

Assistant Research Professor, Penn State University
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Chiedozie Egesi

Project Director, International Institute for Tropical Agriculture, IITA
avatar for Pim Lindhout

Pim Lindhout

Head of R&D, Solynta
Conversion of potato into hybrid breeding crop | | Solynta has developed a revolutionary breakthrough by establishing a diploid potato capable of inbreeding, thereby allowing the much faster development of new hybrid cultivars that are propagated by clean seeds. Good performing inbred... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Lyons

Jessica Lyons

Assistant Project Scientist, University of California, Berkeley


Tuesday October 23, 2018 8:00am - 10:00am
International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) - KELLOG AUDITORIUM Recta Cali – Palmira, Km 17 Cali, Colombia

10:30am

COME CLEAN go CLEAN: Are we declaring war to pest and diseases: How epidemiology, pest and disease management, molecular diagnostics, and disease monitoring will shield our crops.
Chairs, Co-Chairs and Speakers
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Prempeh Ruth Naa Ashiokai

RESEARCH SCIENTIST, CSIR - CROPS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Cassava Breeder/Biotechnologist
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Martha Giraldo

Associate professor, University of Puerto Rico
I work for the University of Puerto Rico, Agriculture Experiment Station (AES) were we maintain root crop collections consist of different accessions from yams (Dioscorea spp.), cassava (Manihot esculenta), sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) and tanier (Xanthosoma sagittifolium), these... Read More →
avatar for Maruthi Gowda

Maruthi Gowda

Professor of Molecular Plant Pathology, Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich
The ISTRC is the only global forum for all tropical root and tuber crops and has been serving the root and tuber crops global community since 1967. Root and tuber crops are becoming increasingly important with respect to contributing to rural and urban livelihoods, food security... Read More →
avatar for Jenyfer Jimenez

Jenyfer Jimenez

Research assistant, International Center for Tropical Agriculture, CIAT
avatar for Jan Kreuze

Jan Kreuze

Head Crop and System Sciences Division, International Potato Center
avatar for James Legg

James Legg

Scientist, IITA
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INNOCENT Nwankwo

Research Officer, Root rops Research Institute
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Julian Smith

International Partnerships, Fera Science Ltd
avatar for Mathias Tembo

Mathias Tembo

Senior Agricultural Research Officer, Zambia Agriculture Research Institute, Mount Makulu Research Station
I am Agronomist in Plant Protection with a bias towards plant diseases
avatar for Eugene Terry

Eugene Terry

ATECHO and Associates
Root Crops Pathologist - Virus diseases of Cassava, Sweet Potatoes and Yams


Tuesday October 23, 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) - KELLOG AUDITORIUM Recta Cali – Palmira, Km 17 Cali, Colombia
 
Wednesday, October 24
 

8:00am

SEEDs or NO SEEDS: What is the dilemma? How to create root and tuber seed systems.
Chairs, Co-Chairs and Speakers
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Beatrice Aighewi

Researcher, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, IITA
avatar for Jorge Andrade-Piedra

Jorge Andrade-Piedra

Plant pathologist, International Potato Center
Jorge is a plant pathologist at the International Potato Center (CIP) and the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers, and Bananas (RTB). He specializes in potato seed systems and late blight epidemiology. Jorge holds a PhD in Plant Pathology from Cornell University in New York.
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Chimaroke

Research officer, National Root Crop Reaserch institute umudike
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Elohor Mercy Diebiru-Ojo

Asst Specialist Cassava Seed Systems, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, IITA
avatar for Karen A. Garrett

Karen A. Garrett

Professor, CIP / University of Florida
Food systems, plant pathology, networks, seed systems, statistics, R packages, scenario analysis
avatar for Lava Kumar

Lava Kumar

Head, Germplasm Health & Virology, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Lava_Kumar2
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Norbert Maroya

Project Leader, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, IITA
avatar for Hemant Nitturkar

Hemant Nitturkar

Project Director, CIP
We are developing an economically sustainable, integrated seed system for cassava in Nigeria. Partnership with private sector, public sector and like minded projects is key to shared success. I will be happy to talk anyone interested in inclusive and sustainable development in Ni... Read More →
avatar for Srinivasulu Rajendran

Srinivasulu Rajendran

Agricultural Economist, International Potato Center, CIP
avatar for Francisco Saborio

Francisco Saborio

Researcher, Universidad de Costa Rica
Cocoyam and Taro breeder, research on root rot disease of cocoyam, interest in collaborating research on cocoyam and taro.


Wednesday October 24, 2018 8:00am - 10:00am
International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) - KELLOG AUDITORIUM Recta Cali – Palmira, Km 17 Cali, Colombia

10:30am

BIOFORTIFICATION: Are we solving malnutrition? How to improve nutrition and health through roots and tuber biofortification.
Chairs, Co-Chairs and Speakers
avatar for Daniel Alvarez

Daniel Alvarez

Food Science and Nutrition Researcher, HarvestPlus
I'm a scientist with a great interest in International Development, working at HarvestPlus based at CIAT for biofortification, a strategy which improves the nutritional value of staple crops to defeat malnutrition.
avatar for Meike Andersson

Meike Andersson

Senior Researcher Crop Development, HarvestPlus
MA

Maria Andrade

Senior Sweetpotato Breeder for SSA & Asia, International Potato Center (CIP)
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Chiedozie Egesi

Project Director, International Institute for Tropical Agriculture, IITA
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Thomas zum Felde

Researcher, International Potato Center (CIP)
avatar for Apollin Fotso

Apollin Fotso

Visiting Scientist, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, IITA
Entomologist by Training, looking at the interaction between Cassava genotypes and pests and diseases
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Frederick Grant

Country Manager (Tanzania) and Scientist, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, IITA
PI

Paul Ilona

Country Manager, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, IITA
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Isata Kamanda

Cassava Breeder Biotechnologist, Njala Agricultural Research Center
Isata kamanda a cassava breeder and biotechnologist responsible for the development , advancement and deployment of biofortified cassava with farmers preferred traits to communities whose consumption heavily relies on cassava as a major staple.
avatar for Jan Low

Jan Low

Principal Scientist, International Potato Center
Integration of orange-fleshed sweetpotato into multi-crop interventions, nutrition programs, and value chain initiatives.
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Alexandre Mello

Researcher, Embrapa Vegetables
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Tawanda Muzhingi

Regional Food Scientist, International Potato Center (CIP)
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Damien Njoku

Research Scientist, National Root Crops Research Institute Umudike
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Elizabeth Parks

Breeder, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, IITA
avatar for Matilda Steiner-Asiedu

Matilda Steiner-Asiedu

Professor, UNIVERSITY OF GHANA


Wednesday October 24, 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) - KELLOG AUDITORIUM Recta Cali – Palmira, Km 17 Cali, Colombia

3:00pm

ISTRC General Meeting (Open event - all people to attend)
This is usually quite a lively event.  This is your chance to have a say in the future of the global root and tuber crops community.   All people attending the symposium automatically become members.  We need everyone to attend.  At this event you will:
- hear reports from ISTRC Councillors representing the main regions of the world for root and tuber crops (Africa, Caribbean, Pacific, Asia, Europe/North America and South America)
- discuss equity in the ISTRC (gender, age, race, disability etc)
- vote to elect the new ISTRC Council (President, Second Vice-President, Secretary/Treasurer and Councillor for Publications)
- Nominations for the location and venue of the ISTRC Symposium in 2021
- raise any issues

Wednesday October 24, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) - KELLOG AUDITORIUM Recta Cali – Palmira, Km 17 Cali, Colombia
 
Thursday, October 25
 

8:00am

QUALITY FOODs: Postharvest loss prevention, storage and processing.
Chairs, Co-Chairs and Speakers
avatar for Dominique Dufour

Dominique Dufour

Researcher, CIRAD Qualisud
PhD, Researcher in Food Science & Food Engineering, CIRAD (French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development, Montpellier, France). For over 30 years he has specialized in adding value to cassava, sweet potato, yam, cocoyam, taro, plantain, and minor RTB crops in Latin... Read More →
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Lateef Sanni

Professor, Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta


Thursday October 25, 2018 8:00am - 10:00am
International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) - KELLOG AUDITORIUM Recta Cali – Palmira, Km 17 Cali, Colombia

10:30am

Building the DATA REVOLUTION in Tropical Root Crops
Introduction:
Building communities and architectures for the data revolution
 Brian King (CIAT/Big Data Platform) - <10 Minutes

Toward a unified architecture vision for crop breeding* Tom
 Hagen (CIMMYT/Excellence in Breeding) <20 Minutes

"Smart Agronomy Data Management. Experiences from the African Cassava Agronomy initiative”
  Stefan Hauser ( IITA) <20 Minutes

Building an image analysis pipeline-as-a-service for breeding decisions
  Michael Selvaraj ( CIAT ) <15 Minutes

Standardizing Data Collection from Agronomy Trials via the Agronomy Field Information Management System (AgroFIMS)
 Medha Devare( IFPRI/Big Data Platform)/ Marie Angelique LaPorte (Bioversity) <20 Minutes

Breeding informatics solutions for the RTB Crops*  Lukas Mueller (Cornell University) <20 Minutes
Q&A
 Daniel Jimenez (CIAT)

From 3-5 PM the same day, time as been set aside for two “deeper-dive” demonstrations of informatics tools bridging breeding and agronomy use-cases, from Medha and Lukas.

Participants will be urged to attend these demos, hopefully equipped with some new insights into the architectures for building the data revolution in tropical root crops.

Chairs, Co-Chairs and Speakers
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Stefan Hauser

Root & Tuber Systems Agronomist, Agronomy, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, IITA
avatar for Daniel R. Jiménez

Daniel R. Jiménez

Scientist, CIAT
Daniel Jiménez is an award-winning scientist at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT). A pioneer of using artificial intelligence techniques for agricultural research in developing countries, he coordinates the Data-Driven Agronomy Community of Practice of the... Read More →
avatar for Brian King

Brian King

Big Data Platform Coordinator, CGIAR
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Devare Medha

Senior Research Fellow & Module Lead, IFPRI/Big Data Platform
Medha is a cropping systems agronomist with familiarity working in the US and developing countries. She managed the Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) in Nepal working from the Kathmandu office of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), and currently... Read More →
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Lukas Mueller

Professor, Boyce Thompson Institute
avatar for Michael Selvaraj

Michael Selvaraj

Crop Physiologist, Biotech, International Center for Tropical Agriculture, CIAT
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Isaak Yosief Tecle

Bioinformatics Researcher, Cornell University


Thursday October 25, 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) - KELLOG AUDITORIUM Recta Cali – Palmira, Km 17 Cali, Colombia

2:00pm