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May 2023

Climate Change Research – Meet the Scientists Event and Reception

May 9, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm CST

CGIAR is hosting an off-site event as an official part of the AIM4C Summit’s program. The event at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) a short distance from the Summit venue will highlight the need for greater funding for agrifood systems R&D and provide an opportunity to meet with climate scientists working on modelling impacts of climate change on crop productivity, food security and livelihoods. Starting with a food and drinks reception, presentations will spotlight CGIAR research and innovations, including AIM4C innovation sprints. A…

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Strengthening Plant Health Management Capacity in the Global South

May 12, 2023

May 12 @ 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. (East Africa Time)   Healthy crops are vital for a healthy planet. However, agrifood systems are increasingly challenged by devastating pests and diseases due to climate change, international trade and travel, and weak phytosanitary systems. Recent analyses show that the greatest losses from pests and diseases are associated with food-deficit regions with fast-growing populations. Farming communities, especially in low- and middle-income countries, continue to struggle against existing and emerging crop pests and diseases.…

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June 2023

Africa Agricultural Policy Leadership Dialogue (AAPLD)

June 1, 2023 - June 2, 2023
Lusaka, Zambia Lusaka, Zambia + Google Map

The Africa Agricultural Policy Leadership Dialogue (AAPLD) is organized by the World Bank. The dialogue will facilitate discussion by senior leaders in the private and public sector surrounding agri-food policy actions in the context of integrated and globalized agri-food systems. Leaders will examine examples of reform impacts and additional structural reforms to increase funding from private sector partners and deliver the transformation of agri-food systems in Africa. CIMMYT Director General, Bram Govaerts, will speak at the event. CGIAR Executive Managing Director,…

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Sorghum in the 21st Century: Resiliency and Sustainability in the Face of Climate Change

June 5, 2023 - June 9, 2023
Le Corum Conference Centre, Esplanade Charles de Gaulle BP 2200
Montpellier, 34000 France
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The international sorghum community will gather to share the latest developments in research, innovation and industry.

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Africa Agribusiness and Science Week, 8th edition

June 5, 2023 - June 8, 2023
Durban, South Africa Durban, South Africa + Google Map

  CIMMYT will participate at the 8th Africa Agribusiness and Science Week (AASW) on June 5 - 8, in Durban, South Africa, under the theme 'Linking Agri-Business with Science and Innovation for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems'. This AASW is especially significant because it will resume AASW after a long pause since 2016. The 8th edition of AASW will host prominent business and agricultural leaders to strengthen links between agribusiness and science with attention on competitiveness in agro-industries and innovation…

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Bonn Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC SB58)

June 5, 2023 - June 15, 2023
Bonn, Germany Bonn, Germany + Google Map

The growing climate crisis demands more attention to address increasingly fragile food systems and drive their transformation.  CGIAR will lead a delegation to UNFCCC SB58 to advocate the recognition of the significance of food systems in the international discourse surrounding climate change. The objective is to enable climate resource mitigation to bolster smallholder resilience and nourish a growing global population through robust and transformed agri-food systems. Agricultural System/Climate Change Senior Scientist Tek Sapkota will participate in two side events: Towards…

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July 2023

Post-Harvest Management Virtual Field Day

July 6, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am CAT

  Background Southern Africa AID-I Rapid Delivery Hub is working with last-mile delivery partners to contribute to building resilience among smallholder farmers. Enhanced resilience ensures smallholder farmers are more food secure by selecting, producing, and utilizing their agrarian produce more sustainably. After harvest, smallholder farmers suffer substantial food losses that threaten food and nutrition security, estimated at 30%, due to poor post-harvest management. Knowledge of pre- and postharvest technologies and appropriate storage facilities for cereal and legume handling and distribution…

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Unveiling the Nexus between Agrifood Systems and Climate Change: Harvesting insights from latest IPCC reports

July 11, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm CEST

The CGIAR (led by the CGIAR Climate Impact Platform) and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) are jointly hosting a webinar to share the latest findings from the AR6 cycle regarding agrifood systems.

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Cultivating the Genomic Farm: Experts Discuss AgBio Advances

July 19, 2023

Food insecurity is a growing global concern given economic stagnation and regional conflict. Agricultural biology (AgBio) researchers face the immense task of navigating complex plant genomes and large amounts of animals in breeding programs. In this GEN Live, presenters will discuss how genomes and data science are improving agriculture, breeding, and population management processes. Register now! Presenters Gregor Gorjanc, PhD Group Leader & Royal Society Fellow, The Roslin Institute University of Edinburgh Sarah Hearne, PhD Director a.i., Genetic Resources Program…

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August 2023

ICPP 2023: One health for all plants, crops and trees

August 20, 2023 - August 25, 2023

The International Society for Plant Pathology is hosting the 12th International Congress of Plant Pathology (ICPP) in Lyon, France, from August 20 - 25, 2023. ICPP 2023 will bring together plant health researchers and experts under the theme: One Health for all plants, crops and trees, to share latest research findings and discuss current and future challenges facing plant health. CIMMYT Director General, Bram Govaerts, will deliver the Glen Anderson Lecture: Agrifood System for a Food and Nutrition Secure World:…

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Africa Biennial Biosciences Communication (ABBC 2023) Symposium

August 22, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm EAT

The International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA AfriCenter) and partners present the 5th edition of the Africa Biennial Biosciences Communication (ABBC 2023) Symposium, to be held on August 22-25, 2023, in-person, in Nairobi Kenya. ABBC2023 will provide a platform to showcase innovations, share lessons, forge partnerships, and highlight opportunities for Africa to embrace in addressing her unique and monumental challenges in agricultural production, grounded on effective communication. This is in cognizance that an improved bioscience communications framework…

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Unleashing the power of millets: innovations, challenges, and opportunities

August 24, 2023

The United Nations (UN) declared 2023 as the International Year of Millets. As a crop indigenous to Africa and Asia, millets, along with other dryland cereals, have the potential to enhance global food security by making nutritious and affordable diets more accessible to families. CIMMYT is scaling-up millet cultivation amid a rapidly changing global climate, which has placed pressure to safeguard food systems. In commemoration of the International Year of Millets, CIMMYT invites you to an upcoming webinar: Unleashing the…

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September 2023

Africa Food Systems Forum 2023 (AGRF)

September 5, 2023 - September 8, 2023

The Africa Food Systems Forum 2023 Summit will take place in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from September 5-8, 2023, under the theme: "Recover, Regenerate, Act: Africa’s Solutions to Food Systems Transformation." Recover, Regenerate, Act focuses on recovering food systems after multiple shocks with youth and women at the center; regenerating food systems by restoring natural capital through adaptation, innovation, and technological innovations for a changing climate; and acting through improved investments and policy implementation. The summit will highlight the political, policy and…

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Scaling Scan Digital Tool

September 14, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am CST

The Scaling Scan is a user-friendly tool to explore what is required to scale innovation in a specific context, the implications this has for project management and collaborations, and the potential trade-offs on the environment as well as social dynamics. It is based on ten ingredients that represent the enabling environment for an innovation and have a significant impact on whether a scaling ambition can be realistically achieved. The first version of the Scaling Scan was launched in 2017 following…

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FAO Global Conference on Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization

September 27, 2023
Rome, Italy

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is organizing the first-ever Global Conference on Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization (GAMC), under the theme of  “Efficiency, Inclusiveness and Resilience” from September 27-29, 2023. The GAMC will discuss context-specific interventions that enable the optimization of agricultural mechanization efficiencies combined with the minimization of the deleterious effects of agricultural mechanization systems on the environment. Bram Govaerts, CIMMYT director general will participate in the Plenary Session 1 on Wednesday, September 27, and add value…

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