3rd Agriculture and Climate Change Conference


Invited speakers include:

Michael Dingkuhn

CIRAD, the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development, France

Tentative presentation title: Stress adaptation, memory, plasticity: Strategic thoughts on improving crops’ coping ability

A plant physiologist by training (Ph.D. Hamburg, 1985; Habilitation Montpellier, 2003), Michael’s research career is dedicated to understanding and improving the adaptation and yield potential of tropical crops (rice, sorghum and some tree crops).

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Dave Gustafson

International Life Sciences Institute Research Foundation, USA

Tentative presentation title: Use of system performance metrics to improve the efficiency of the food chain

Dr. Dave Gustafson is an independent scientist who uses modeling to help food systems meet human nutrition needs in more sustainable ways.

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Jan Leach

Colorado State University, USA

Tentative presentation title: Pieces of the phytobiome: Environmental influences on plant health

Jan Leach is a plant pathologist whose research focus is to understand the molecular mechanisms of plant disease susceptibility and resistance.

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Roberto Ridolfi

FAO, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Italy

Tentative presentation title: To be announced

Dr Roberto Ridolfi, Ph.D. is seconded from the European Union to FAO in Rome as Special Adviser for Strategy and Financing Development, as of January 2018.

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Philip Thornton

International Livestock Research Institute, UK

Tentative presentation title: Transforming agri-food systems in lower- and middle-income countries to meet the SDGs

Philip Thornton leads the “Priorities and Policies for Climate-Smart Agriculture” Flagship of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).

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