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Borlaug Global Rust Initiative Technical Workshop 2020
October 7 @ 7:00 am - October 9 @ 10:00 am CDTFree
The Borlaug Global Rust Initiative’s (BGRI) virtual technical workshop will bring together scientists at the forefront of wheat science for cutting-edge training and knowledge sharing. Experts from global institutions such as Cornell University, CIMMYT, ICARDA, and the John Innes Centre, with presenters from Ethiopia, Kenya, India, Australia, Finland, Mexico, the United Kingdom and United States, will lead in-depth talks and discussions on the most pressing challenges facing global wheat security.
- Theo De Jager, President of the World Farmers’ Organization: The Impact of COVID-19 on agriculture
- Sridhar Bhavani, Senior Scientist at CIMMYT: A decade of stem rust phenotyping networking: Opportunities, challenges and way forward
- Hale Tufan, Senior Extension Associate in Global Development at Cornell University: Gender responsive crop breeding: Bridging the gap between genes and gender
- Dave Hodson, Senior Scientist at CIMMYT: Wheat Rust: Overview of the current situation and historical background