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Event // Scientific Symposium: Addressing Water Variability and Scarcity – The Role of Agricultural Research

The Environment and Production Technology Division, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the ILSI Research Foundation are co-organizing a scientific symposium Addressing Water Variability and Scarcity: The Role of Agricultural Research. The event will be live-streamed.


Presentations will focus on new technologies that are being developed and/or applied to mitigate the impacts of water stress on agricultural productivity, as well as the enabling policy environment that is needed to ensure that water-related research and development efforts are effectively deployed and scaled up.

Date: July 17, 2019
Time: 12:30 pm – 5:15 pm (EST)
Place: Washington, DC, USA; IFPRI - Twelfth Floor Conference Center - 1201 Eye St. NW

Live Stream

The symposium may be watched live via webcast on the IFPRI website.


12:30 pm
Registration and Lunch

01:50 pm
Welcome and Introductions: Claudia Ringler, Ph.D. IFPRI; Morven McLean, PhD. ILSI Research Foundation

01:30 pm
Setting the Context: Mark Rosegrant, Ph.D. IFPRI

02:00 pm
An Overview of Promising Technologies for Improved On-Farm Management of Water: Biniam Iyob, Ph.D. United States Agency for International Development

02:25 pm
What Can Precision Agriculture Offer to Small Holder Farmers?: David Schimmelpfennig, Ph.D. USDA Economic Research Service

02:50 pm
Novel Approaches to Breeding for Resilience in Water Stressed Environments: Todd Mockler, Ph.D. Donald Danforth Plant Science Centre

03:15 pm

03:35 pm
Creating Enabling Environments for Achieving Innovations in Water: Mutsa Cecelia Masiyandima, Ph.D. World Bank

04:00 pm
The New Agricultural Research Revolution, Water, and the Future of Public Sector Research: Mark Giordano, Ph.D. Georgetown University

04:25 pm
Panel Discussion with Presenters (Q&A): Moderator: Claudia Ringler, Ph.D. IFPRI

05:00 pm
Summary Remarks: Josette Lewis, Ph.D. Almond Board of California

05:15 pm
End of Symposium

More Information

ILSI Research Foundation Website

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