BREAD Workshop

New collaborations of a broad range of scientists and engineers are needed to lead to a different way of thinking about the major problems facing developing country agriculture. The National Science Foundation has partnered with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support these collaborations and the transformative research that will emerge through the Basic Research to Enable Agricultural Development or BREAD program. BREAD leverages advances in a wide range of scientific fields, extending opportunities to include international partners in efforts to generate sustainable, science-based solutions to problems of smallholder agriculture in developing countries. Through these new partnerships and projects, BREAD is leading a change in the research culture to one that is more broadly inclusive of these needs. Since 2009, the BREAD program has funded 24 projects involving 32 U.S institutions in 20 states partnering with more than 26 institutions in 19 countries. In FY 2013, BREAD launched the BREAD Ideas Challenge where scientists from around the world vied for cash prizes by identifying key constraints and research foci that, if addressed, could lead to significant benefit to smallholder agriculture in the developing world. The workshop will include a presentation and question and answer session about the outcomes of the BREAD Ideas Challenge and about future funding opportunities as well as opportunities to meet with NSF and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Program Officers to discuss project ideas. All participants are welcome to attend!
Date: Saturday, January 11, 2014
Time: 4:00 PM-6:10 PM
Room: Esquire - Meeting House
Jane Silverthorne and Katherine Kahn
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