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Register today for the Global Food Security Consortium and the Leroy and Barbara Everson Seed & Biosafety Symposium: "Closing the Yield Gap"
Speakers will include:
-Kenneth Cassman, University of Nebraska
-John MacRobert, CIMMYT Africa
-Harish Reddy, National Seed Association of India
-Marja Thijssen, Wageningen UR Centre for Development
-Saharah Moon Chapotin, US Agency for International Development
-Wendy Wintersteen, Iowa State University
-Henning Steinfeld, FAO
-Jimmy Smith, International Livestock Research Institute
-Donald Nkrumah, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
– Mike Brown, Elan Co Animal Health
-Jerry Glover, US Agency for International Development
-Steven Leath, Iowa State University
-World Food Programme Representative
-Caspar Ammann, NCAR
-Catherine Woteki, United States Department of Agriculture
Eight Iowa State students were awarded scholarships at the Iowa Seed Association Scholarship Recognition Luncheon held during the Agribusiness Showcase and Conference in Des Moines on February 12, 2014.
Pictured (front row from left) are: Dakota Lueken; Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds; Morgan Shrader; Raymond Ng; Professor of Horticulture Rajeev Arora; and Endowed Dean of the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dr. Wendy Wintersteen.
Back: Thomas Sobota; Jay Petersen; Jon Olsen; Elliot Reicks; and Jeffrey Barnes.
Petersen was named the Manjit K. Misra Outstanding Senior Seed Scholar, and Ng earned the American Seed Trade Association Scholarship at the event.
Center Facilitates 12-Week Training Program for Chinese Maize Breeders
Seed Science Center Scientist and Senior Engineer Dr. Yuh-Yuan Shyy recently hosted 24 Chinese maize breeders in one of the most extensive outreach programs ever facilitated by the center.
News & Events
ISU/IFPRI Enhancing Biosafety Systems in Africa and Asia
The Biosafety Institute for Genetically Modified Agricultural Products (BIGMAP) at Iowa State University recently signed an agreement with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) to enhance biosafety systems in Africa and Asia as part of the Program for Biosafety Systems (PBS).
The three-year project, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), was designed to benefit partner countries in Africa (Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Uganda) and Asia (Vietnam and Indonesia) that are interested in using biotechnology to promote agricultural innovation. The goal of the project is to empower the countries by fostering science-based decision making at each stage of product development and use, while strengthening capacity for the implementation of biosafety regulatory systems. Read More.
ISU Seed Science Center, University of Nairobi Establishing African Seed Institute
Iowa State University seed scientists are working with the University of Nairobi and other groups to increase food security and reduce poverty in sub-Saharan Africa with help from a new $4.49 million grant from the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). Read more.