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
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.
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.