Global Challenges Require Global Solutions

Global challenges require global solutions: How to harness diversity to increase agriculture productivity?

Building off of the earlier session on Climate Change and ICRCGC session (14 January 8:00-10:10am), this session will focus on how we can accelerate the development and delivery of varieties that can withstand environmental variability by harnessing diversity. By “diversity” we are referring to only genetic diversity of crop accessions but also to the diversity of tools, breeding methodologies, disciplines, agroecologies and partnerships within which innovation is transformed into impact in farmers’ fields. The second hour will focus on addressing critical questions related to constraints on the use of genetic resources, framework to gage progress and optimize strategies to introduce genetic diversity, enhancing partnership with the private sector and incentives funding agencies should use to stimulate the utilization of genetic resources to serve the needs of farmers.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

1:30 PM-3:40 PM