CGIAR @ TropAg 2022

International Agriculture Conference

  • Date
    31.10.22 > 02.11.22
  • Time
    12:00 am > 12:00 am
  • Location
    Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Australia
  • Registration

With the global population estimated to reach 10 billion by 2050, the pressure is on for food and agricultural scientists to support the production of high-quality agricultural produce and nutritious food to meet population growth. This message will set the tone for around 800 delegates from around 30 countries who will attend the fourth TropAg conference in Brisbane from October 31 to November 2, 2022.

TropAg will shape the Science of Tomorrow by featuring leading Australian and international scientific voices actively engaged in advancing research and raising awareness of the many challenges in the diverse field of agriculture and food production. TropAg is hosted by The University of Queensland – a world leader in agriculture and food research, with support from the Queensland Government via the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, a Scientific Committee, an International Advisory Committee and vital partners and sponsors.

Watch Dr. Jimmy Smith, CGIAR’s Senior Director of Livestock-Based Sytems and Director General of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), deliver his plenary presentation entitled, “Science-fiction or science-fact? Research for sustainable livestock agri-food systems“.

Monday, October, 31

Time AEST Session Topic CGIAR Participation
16:00-18:00

3.1 Market-led innovation – driving agricultural entrepreneurship in Africa and Australia

African women in agribusiness – users and creators of new varieties and innovation

Dr Eileen Nchanji, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), Kenya (Speaker)
3.4 Pacific food environments – transformations for better nutrition and sustainable food systems

transformations for better nutrition and sustainable food systems

Informal markets in the Solomon Islands – food price, availability and opportunities for improving nutrition

Participatory approaches to improve food environments and consumption of fish Ms Agustinha Duarte, WorldFish, Timor-Leste (Speaker)
3.6 Genomic signatures of animal domestication and implications for modern agriculture The mosaic genome of African cattle: A unique adaptive genetic resource Prof Olivier Hannote, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Ethiopia (Speaker)

Tuesday, November 1

Time AEST Session Topic CGIAR Participation
10:00-12:00

4.3 On-farm biodiversity to increase climate resilience and sustainability

Assessing contributions to land-based climate action and peacebuilding from sustainable agriculture interventions Mrs Lisset Perez-Marulanda, Alliance Bioversity-CIAT, Colombia
4.4 One health from a livestock view Livestock-derived foods and one health Dr Jimmy Smith, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Kenya (Speaker)
4.5 Provenance: Challenges and opportunities in adding value to food Initiatives, advancements, and constraints in sustainable meat labelling in Latin America Mr Manuel Diaz, Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT, Germany (Speaker)
13:00-15:00 5.1 Manufacturing plants – key to sustainable supply chain Banana gene editing technology Dr Leena Tripathi, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Tanzania
5.3 Building inclusive innovation in international development Dr Holger Meinke, University of Tasmania; CGIAR Independent Science for Development Council, Australia (Chairperson)
Co-creating sustainability: Innovation in Sustainable Agrifood Systems Dr Alyssa Jade McDonald-Baertl, CGIAR, Germany (Speaker)
Inclusive partnerships for One CGIAR Dr Nompumelelo Obokoh, CGIAR Independent Science for Development Council, South Africa (Speaker)
5.4 Disease sentinels: Farm animals and wildlife as sentinels to better predict and prevent human disease pandemics New diagnostics for early detection to reduce risk of emerging infectious diseases in livestock, wildlife and disease vectors Dr Phil Toye, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Kenya (Speaker)
African Swine fever (ASF) – Unintended consequences: The influence of ASF epidemics in pigs in 2018-19, on COVID19 outbreaks in 2020, by limiting pork supply in low income communities and thus increasing dependence on bushmeat Dr Edward Okoth, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Kenya
15:30-17:30 ACIAR and CGIAR plenary session Food security and food systems transformation in the Indo-Pacific–the role for science

Wednesday, November, 2

Time AEST Session Topic CGIAR Participation
10:30-12:30 7.6 The future of crop diversity: Innovating governance and management of genetic resources and seed systems Bioversity’s experiences in strengthening farmers’ seed systems Dr Gloria Otieno, Alliance Bioversity-CIAT, Uganda
Developing seed law in Southeast Asia’s Greater Mekong Subregion Mr Erik Delaquis, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), Lao People’s Democratic Republic
13:15-15:15 8.2 Innovation in tropical pulse breeding Novel breeding approach for faster cooking biofortified common beans in East Africa Dr Clare Tekla Mukankusi, Alliance of Bioversity International and International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), Uganda
8.3 Designing and modelling crops for a hotter and drier world Economic analysis of Arachis-pintoi under climate change conditions in Colombia Miss Karen Enciso, Alliance Bioversity & CIAT, Colombia
15:30-17:00 Plenary speaker 6 Science-fiction or science-fact? Research for sustainable livestock agri-food systems Dr Jimmy Smith, Director General, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Kenya

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