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Global Plant Council Workshop!
We are excited to announce that the Global Plant Council will be holding a workshop entitled “Enhancing Global Collaborations in Crop Science” at the ASA CSSA annual meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, on 4th November. The workshop will cost just $20, and will bring together researchers from around the world to discuss how best to facilitate international collaboration between researchers and policy experts in crop science.
Full details: Sunday, Nov. 4, 8:30 AM-4:00 PM. Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Description: The pressing challenges of providing safe, nutritious, and quality food to a growing global population in a changing climate cannot be met by researchers and policymakers working independently in distinct disciplines. While excellent plant and crop science research is currently underway around the world, we need to facilitate international collaboration to increase both the speed and effectiveness of our response to the challenge of food insecurity.
This workshop will bring together international research leaders and policy experts in a range of fields related to crop science. By combining the experience of these contributors, we will generate new ideas and develop new models for large-scale integrative research to further our international collaborative research efforts. In breakout groups, attendees will have the opportunity to formulate proposals for the future development of intervention strategies that will kickstart an initiative to address one of the world’s major food security challenges. One-hour break for lunch (lunch not provided.)
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The GPC is a coalition of plant and crop science societies and affiliates from across the globe. The GPC seeks to bring plant scientists together to work synergistically toward solving the pressing problems we face.