A conference Agriculture and Climate Change: Adapting Crops to Increased Uncertainty will be held on 15 - 17 February 2015 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 
 
  
 
The conference Agriculture and Climate Change: Adapting Crops to Increased Uncertainty will focus on the likely impact of climate change on crop production and explore approaches to maintain and increase crop productivity in the face of climate change.

Abstracts for oral and poster presentations are invited on the conference topics and should be submitted using the online abstract submission system by 17 October 2014.

Registrations to participate in the International Symposium on Agroecology for Food Security and Nutrition from 18 to 19 September 2014 at FAO Headquarters in Rome are now open! Please click here for further information

 
 
 
 
 

GlobalHort was Silver Sponsor for the joint conference of the 6th International Food Legumes Research Conference and 7th International Conference on Legume Genetics and Genomics

 
 
 
 
GlobalHort was Silver Sponsor for the joint conference of the 6th International Food Legumes Research Conference (IFLRC VI) and 7th International Conference on Legume Genetics and Genomics (ICLGG VII) hosted by the University of Saskatchewan / Canada (July 7 - 11, 2014). The successful conference included a central scientific program and great opportunities for networking among participants. Many new partnerships were established among the academic, biotech, applied and commercial agriculture communities that will have positive effects on the future of the legume industry internationally.


For more details see http://knowpulse.usask.ca/iflrc-iclgg/?q=node/12

Importance of Horticulture for Pro-poor Development

 
Public lecture with Dr. J.D.H. Keatinge, Chair of the Board of Directors of GlobalHort and Director General of AVRDC - The World Vegetable Center.

The lecture was held on the occasion of inaugurating the new secretariat of GlobalHort at ZEF, which is now headed by Detlef Virchow.
 
(January 13, 2014, 3-4 p.m.ZEF's conference room, Walter-Flex-Straße 3, 53113 Bonn)

13th GlobalHort Board Meeting Aug. 6-7, 2013

Published on 14th Aug 2013

Dr. Norman E. Looney, Chair Global Horticulture Initiative hosted the 13th meeting of the Board of Directors in Summerland, British Columbia, Canada August 6-7, 2013.  The Board meeting was followed by a workshop, "Partnering to Provide Knowledge Resources and Build Professional Capacity to Support Smallholder Horticulture in Africa".
 
Dr. Dyno Keatinge, Director General at AVRDC-The World Vegetable Center, has assumed the Chair of GlobalHort which was held by Dr. Norman Looney since 2008. (Dr. Keatinge was previously the Vice Chair.)  Dr.  Didier Pillot, Executive Officer for International Networks at Agreenium, is the new Vice Chair. Dr. Detlef Virchow, former Executive Manager of the Food Security Center at the University of Hohenheim, has replaced Dr. Remi Kahane as the Executive Secretary. Dr. Antonio Monteiro, ISHS President, is now a Board Member replacing Dr. Looney as the ISHS representative.
 
The 14th GlobalHort Board Meeting is to be held in Leuven, Belgium January 15, 2014. Following the meeting, GlobalHort will lead an Expert Panel at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture in Berlin January 17, 2014.
 
A plaque was presented to Dr. Looney for a lifetime of dedicated service to horticulture.
 
Dr. Norman Looney receiving plaque with Dr. Dyno Keating on the left and Dr. Detlef Virchow on the right (Photo taken by Nora Keating)

GlobalHort: Its Vision and Development Priorities

Published on 14th Aug 2013

The Indian Horticulture Congress 2012 was held at Ludhiana, India  with the theme "Horticulture for Food".
At the Congress Dr. Norman E. Looney, Chair GlobalHort, presented one of the plenary lectures.  His lecture was entitled "Global Horticulture Initiatives: Its Vision and Development Priorities".  
 
Dr. Looney's presentation excellently captures the essence of the Global Horticulture Initiative. 

GlobalHort Image Library / Imagethèque

"A picture is worth a thousand words”

Women are very attentive during training sessions and ready to ask questions about their traditional practices = Les femmes sont très attentives au cours des sessions de sensibilisation et prêtes à poser des questions relatives à leurs propres pratiques

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Food for Drought

Pigeon pea is one of the critical crops that keeps drought from turning into famine.

Crop Impact Story:
Drought is a terrifying prospect for all farmers, and a matter of life and death for many. A nutritious legume that can produce harvests with just 65 cm of rain a year, pigeon pea protects lives from the ground up. Read more about pigeon pea here.


Diversity for Development Alliance (D4D)

 
 
 

IHC 2014 Brisbane

 August 17-22, 2014

“Horticulture - Sustaining lives, livelihoods and landscapes": 29th International Horticultural Congress

 

GlobalHort Briefing Notes

Tropical Fruit Research for Development Needs Fortification (PDF)

New Publication by Chair of the Board of Directors of GlobalHort, Dyno Keatinge and GlobalHort Executive Secretary, Detlef Virchow, and others on building resilienceby improving health, nutrition and knowledge. (PDF)

Upcoming Events

25th to 29th Jul 2014

International Symposium on “Agribusiness Development and Managing Risk and Uncertainty in African Agriculture: The role of Tertiary Agricultural Education”

10th to 15th Aug 2014

13th International Association of Plant Biotechnology Congress

17th to 22nd Aug 2014

XXIX International Horticultural Congress: IHC 2014 Brisbane “Horticulture - Sustaining lives, livelihoods and landscapes": 29th International Horticultural Congress

17th to 19th Sep 2014

Tropentag 2014 "Bridging the gap between increasing knowledge and decreasing resources"

17th to 19th Sep 2014

Tropentag 2014

17th Sep to 19th Jul 2014

International Symposium on Carrot and Other Apiaceae

18th to 19th Sep 2014

International Symposium on Agroecology for Food Security and Nutrition at FAO Headquarters in Rome

8th Dec to 11th Aug 2014

III Asia Pacific Symposium on Postharvest Research, Education and Extension

15th to 17th Feb 2015

A conference Agriculture and Climate Change: Adapting Crops to Increased Uncertainty

3rd to 6th Mar 2015

2nd International Congress Hidden Hunger

3rd to 6th Mar 2015

2nd International Congress Hidden Hunger

4th to 7th May 2015

EUCARPIA organizes a symposium on Plant Proteins for the Future

21st to 24th Jun 2015

XI International Rubus and Ribes Symposium

19th to 22nd Nov 2015

First International Symposium on Moringa