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
The symposium may be watched live via webcast on the IFPRI website.
Registration and Lunch
Welcome and Introductions: Claudia Ringler, Ph.D. IFPRI; Morven McLean, PhD. ILSI Research Foundation
Setting the Context: Mark Rosegrant, Ph.D. IFPRI
An Overview of Promising Technologies for Improved On-Farm Management of Water: Biniam Iyob, Ph.D. United States Agency for International Development
What Can Precision Agriculture Offer to Small Holder Farmers?: David Schimmelpfennig, Ph.D. USDA Economic Research Service
Novel Approaches to Breeding for Resilience in Water Stressed Environments: Todd Mockler, Ph.D. Donald Danforth Plant Science Centre
Creating Enabling Environments for Achieving Innovations in Water: Mutsa Cecelia Masiyandima, Ph.D. World Bank
The New Agricultural Research Revolution, Water, and the Future of Public Sector Research: Mark Giordano, Ph.D. Georgetown University
Panel Discussion with Presenters (Q&A): Moderator: Claudia Ringler, Ph.D. IFPRI
Summary Remarks: Josette Lewis, Ph.D. Almond Board of California
End of Symposium