Climate Change and Plant Health:
Impact, Implications and the Role of Research for Adaptation and Mitigation

Part of the CGIAR International Year of Plant Health Webinar Series

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Webinar 1 will discuss the anticipated impacts of climate change on plant health in smallholder systems, tackling how the occurrence, intensity, and frequency of biotic and abiotic stresses will change as a function of climate change. It will provide participants with information on the negative effects on plant health, in relation to food security, nutrition, environment, gender, and livelihoods, as well as on the role of research in providing support to global efforts to mitigate or adapt to climate change challenges for plant health. Learn more about the webinar series. 

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Event details

28 January 2021 Zoom
13:00 GMT

Speakers and organizers

Sonja Vermeulen

Director of Programs
CGIAR System

Henri Tonnang

Head of Data Management,
Modelling and Geo-Information Unit
International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe)

Karen Garrett

Preeminent Professor of Plant Pathology
University of Florida

Achim Dobermann

Chief Scientist
International Fertilizer Association (IFA)

Jemimah Njuki

Director for Africa
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Juliana Jaramillo

Theme Lead, Sustainable Agriculture
Rainforest Alliance

Ana Maria Loboguerrero

Research Director for Climate Action
Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT

Shenggen Fan

Chair Professor and Dean, Academy of Global Food, Economics, and Policy (AGFEP)
China Agricultural University

TR Sharma

Deputy Director General
(Crop Sciences)

Indian Council of Agricultural Research
Krishi Bhawan

Organizing Committee
Valerien O. Pede, Co-Lead
Agricultural Economist
Head, Impact Evaluation, Policy & Foresight Unit
International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
Thomas Dubois, Co-Lead
Head of Plant Health
International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE)
Ranjitha Puskur, Gender Expert
Country Representative for India
International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
Buyung Hadi, Plant Health Expert
Agricultural Officer, IPM
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Ricardo Oliva, Genetics & Biotechnology Expert
Cluster Leader, Host Plant Resistance
International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)

CGIAR hosts, partners, and sponsors


About the webinar series

The UN has designated 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH). CGIAR’s IYPH 2020 events comprise a series of four webinars of global scope targeting scientists and researchers working in relevant fields. Each webinar will take an in-depth look at a different aspect of the crop supply chain, identifying areas for further research and opportunities to take current scientific innovations to scale, with the aim of boosting the long-term health of plants and the environment in low- and middle-income countries. 

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