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

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Second Session [clear filter]
Monday, October 22
 

1:00pm

Meeting on the Scaling morning session for general discussions and/or more poster-oral presentations
Chairs, Co-Chairs and Speakers
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 1:00pm - 3:00pm
International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) - KELLOG AUDITORIUM Recta Cali – Palmira, Km 17 Cali, Colombia
 
Tuesday, October 23
 

2:00pm

General discussion on COME CLEAN go CLEAN session and/or more oral presentations
Limited Capacity seats available

Chairs, Co-Chairs and Speakers
avatar for James Legg

James Legg

Scientist, IITA
avatar for Eugene Terry

Eugene Terry

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


Tuesday October 23, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) - LATINO AMÉRICA Y CARIBE ROOM Recta Cali – Palmira, Km 17 Cali, Colombia - CIAT Conferences area

2:00pm

General discussion on DISCOVERY and more oral presentations
Limited Capacity full

  • General discussions and questions & answers

Chairs, Co-Chairs and Speakers
avatar for Ranjana Bhattacharjee

Ranjana Bhattacharjee

Molecular Geneticist, BioScience, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, IITA
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 →
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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 →


Tuesday October 23, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
COLOMBIA ROOM International Center for Tropical Agriculture
 
Wednesday, October 24
 

5:00pm

How to foster more demand driven research and innovations in RTB crops?
Limited Capacity full

A session at the ISTRC Symposium is proposed for all stakeholders in RTB value chains to share the research questions that are hampering their work. A Research Questions Bank (RQB) can come out that then becomes a live resource for all stakeholders to benefit from. Researchers get to know what practical problems are being faced by the development project implementors and collaborators who are taking their research output to the masses – both, smallholder farmers and the consumers. University students, early career researchers and their guides will find the RQB a rich resource as they plan their research projects. Targeted research will provide the needed answers for the development delivery-oriented project members, enhancing their ability to create impactful, sustainable changes on the ground. This win-win-win exercise can take us all closer to our shared mission of the Next Agri-Food Revolution. RTB research will become more demand driven, more justifiable to the donor community and more useful to all.

A panel discussion on “How to foster more demand driven research and innovations in RTB crops?” is being organised during the 18th ISTRC Symposium in Cali, Columbia. Researchers, students, development project leads, NGOs, university faculty members, policy makers and thinkers are invited to build this mutually beneficial feedback loop that has the potential to benefit the entire value chain.

Chairs, Co-Chairs and Speakers
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 →


Wednesday October 24, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
ASIA ROOM International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)

5:00pm

Seeds no Seeds / Biofortification morning sessions' general discussions
Limited Capacity seats available

Chairs, Co-Chairs and Speakers
avatar for Meike Andersson

Meike Andersson

Senior Researcher Crop Development, HarvestPlus
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.
avatar for Lava Kumar

Lava Kumar

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


Wednesday October 24, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
COLOMBIA ROOM International Center for Tropical Agriculture
 
Thursday, October 25
 

3:00pm

Demos of AgroFIMS and the Cassava base systems/examples
Limited Capacity full

Attendees can come and interact with the systems and provide user feedback to the developers.

Chairs, Co-Chairs and Speakers
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


Thursday October 25, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) - AFRICA ROOM Recta Cali – Palmira, Km 17 Cali, Colombia - CIAT Conferences area

3:00pm

QUALITY FOODs' morning session general discussions and/or questions & answers
Limited Capacity seats available

General discussions or questions & answers on the Quality Foods's morning session

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 3:00pm - 5:00pm
ASIA ROOM International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)