Navigation Links
Global Cassava Partnership for the 21st Century (GCP21)
Date:5/15/2012

ST. LOUIS, MO, May 15, 2012The Global Cassava Partnership for the 21st Century (GCP21) will hold its second scientific conference June 18 22, 2012 at the Speke Resort Conference Centre in Kampala, Uganda. GCP21 consists of 45 member institutions working on research and development of cassava, a staple crop relied on by more than 700 million people worldwide. The ultimate goal of the partnership is to improve cassava productivity through scientific research and development. Nearly 300 leading cassava researchers and stakeholders from around the world will attend. Registration is available on line at http://www.danforthcenter.org/GCP21-II/.

The Global Cassava Partnership serves as an advocate for cassava issues and leverages research and development by facilitating dialogue among farmers, stakeholders, producers, researchers and donor agencies via scientific and technical meetings, collectively seeking smart strategies, funding opportunities, and catalyzing solutions to technical challenges such as cassava genomics.

"The greatest reward during my life time will be to bring about a significant transformation in cassava to impact on many lives that depend on the crop," said Dr. Yona Baguma, Scientist at NaCRRI, Chairman of GCP21-II.

Since it was founded in 2003, GCP21 has developed a list of technologies and research themes to focus activities and promote investment in those priority areas. In the last year, several research projects totaling more than $60 million in grants in the areas of cassava genomics, genetic engineering, biofortification, genetics and biology have been initiated and will be reported on during the five day program.

Participants will exchange knowledge and experiences in the areas of socio-economics, biodiversity and genetic resources, post-harvest, starch modification, nutrition, genomics, molecular genetic markers and gene discovery, tissue culture and transformation, biotic and abiotic stresses, participatory research and tech transfer.

After reviewing advances made to date, members of GCP21 will present a synopsis identifying gaps in technical, capacity and funding as well as set additional priorities for R&D that will enable cassava production to withstand global changes in climate and related issues.

The participants will include representatives from NARS, international agricultural research centers, advanced laboratories and universities from developed and developing countries, United Nations' agencies, governmental and non-governmental organizations, donor and development organizations, businesses in the ag-biotechnology and food processing industries.

GCP21 is chaired by Dr. Claude Fauquet, Principal Investigator at the Danforth Plant Science Center and Director of International Laboratory for Tropical Agricultural Biotechnology (ILTAB) in St. Louis, MO and Dr. Joe Tohme, Director of Agrobiodiversity Research of the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in Cali, Colombia.

"It is crucial for humanity to invest science and technology into cassava if we want the fourth source of calories in the developing world to feed more than one billion people by 2050," said Fauquet.

"This is an unprecedented opportunity for some of the world's leading crop scientists to join up to support smallholder farmers across the tropics in boosting production of one of their most important and promising food crops," said Tohme.


'/>"/>

Contact: Karla Roeber
kroeber@danforthcenter.org
314-587-1231
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. 2 Grand Challenges Explorations grants for global health
2. New global report says US lags behind 130 other nations in preterm birth rate
3. New study identifies how information technology is used to solve global health challenges
4. UCLA researchers combat global disease with a cell phone, Google Maps and a lot of ingenuity
5. Centre for Global Non-Communicable Diseases launched to tackle killer diseases
6. Global CVD leaders call the world to action - 25 by 2025 - from the World Congress of Cardiology
7. Scientists rewrite rulebook on breast cancer in landmark global study
8. International breast health global summit will focus on supportive care and quality of life
9. Global, common approach to pharmaceutical supply chain integrity the focus of workshop
10. Global cardiology leaders meet in Dubai
11. Canada should play a role in addressing the global cancer epidemic
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... February 12, 2016 , ... The Journal of ... from 0.416 in 2013. The SJR uses data taken from the Scopus database (Elsevier ... the number of citations received by the journal over a three year period and ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... 2016 , ... The president released a FY 2017 budget request on Tuesday ... of the cost burden to military beneficiaries. , MOAA’s president, retired Air Force ... as including limited quantifiable benefit fixes mixed with numerous beneficiary fee hikes. , “We ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... 11, 2016 , ... Hall Integrative Health and Chiropractic, PC ... simultaneous grand openings in March. All seven practices are set to start accepting ... reversing diabetes possible? According to this 2011 CNN article it is possible: ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... February 11, 2016 , ... ... women’s health, is pleased to announce the promotions of Allison Kelly to executive ... Steve Catone to executive vice president of North American capital sales, and Wendy ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS) is pleased ... Study for Plans and Purchasers.” Executives from Intel Corp. and Providence Health & ... health benefits program Connected Care, will discuss the challenges they faced (and how ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/11/2016)... Feb. 11, 2016 PRO-DEX, INC. (NasdaqCM: PDEX) today ... December 31, 2015. The Company also filed its Quarterly Report ... 2016 with the Securities and Exchange Commission today. ... 2015 --> --> Net ... $2.6 million, or 95%, to $5.4 million from $2.8 million ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... , Feb. 11, 2016 Laboratory ... used in laboratories. These may range from microscope slides ... glassware is made from borosilicate glass because of its ... on the other hand, started gaining popularity over the ... easier to replace glass with plastic in several applications ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... SAN FRANCISCO , Feb. 11, 2016  Kindred ... focused on saving and improving the lives of pets, ... Technical Section of the New Animal Drug Application (NADA) ... the pivotal field study (KB0120) of Zimeta for the ... by the Company. --> ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: