Oral SessionASA Section: Global Agronomy The Feed the Future Initiative includes targeted investments in developing countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America to sustainably intensify and diversify agricultural production as part of a comprehensive approach to reduce hunger and poverty. Research and development programs will link global, regional and national partners, through both research and non-research approaches, to advance the sustainable intensification of agricultural systems. Key researchable areas that need to be integrated within the target systems include agronomy, soil fertility, water resource management, pest management, market access and policies. This symposium will present research and impacts from sustainable intensification efforts in several major agro-ecosystems in Africa and South Asia. The discussion will focus on how to integrate experiences and lessons from the field into the Feed the Future Initiative, recognizing that the determinants of poverty and undernutrition are complex and will influence not only whether and how new production practices and technologies are adopted, but also the sustainability of adopting new approaches, practices, and technologies.
Monday, October 17, 2011: 8:30 AM-12:30 PM
Henry Gonzalez Convention Center, Room 006D
Saharah Moon Chapotin