Global Gathering Features Leading Authorities on Cassava Research
An impressive lineup of the leaders in cassava research and development from around the globe will present during the second scientific conference of the Global Cassava Partnership for the 21st Century (GCP21), June 18 – 22, 2012 in Kampala, Uganda. More than 300 leading cassava researchers and stakeholders from around the world will attend, including three AWARD Fellows representing Ghana, Kenya, and Nigeria.
GCP21 consists of 45 member institutions working on research and development of cassava, a staple crop relied on by more than 700 million people worldwide. The ultimate goal of the partnership is to improve cassava productivity through scientific research and development. Topics to be covered at the conference include climate change, pests and diseases, genomics, breeding, and biodiversity.
The Global Cassava Partnership serves as an advocate for cassava issues and leverages research and development by facilitating dialogue among farmers, stakeholders, producers, researchers, and donor agencies via scientific and technical meetings, collectively seeking smart strategies, funding opportunities, and catalyzing solutions to technical challenges such as cassava genomics.