Managing Global Resources for a Secure Future

2017 Annual Meeting | Oct. 22-25 | Tampa, FL

47 Symposium--Gaining Access to Food Security in Developing Countries: A Systematic Approach to Modernizing Productivity

Oral Session
ASA Section: Global Agronomy
Securing the livelihood of farmers in emerging markets includes a multi-faceted approach. This session will highlight a wholistic perspective on why and how modernizing techniques, capacity building and partnerships are critical to food security. This session will highlight key initiatives focused on increasing productivity through knowledge transfer, research, outreach, and service provided by NGO’s, academia, government and industry. The desired outcome is to increase awareness and understanding of mechanisms that successfully provide access to modern high-quality inputs, new product concepts, mechanization, and the marketplace.

Approved for PD 2.0 CEUs


Gaining Access to Agronomic Inputs Community

ASA Section: Global Agronomy

Agronomy in Africa Community
Tropical Legumes Community

Monday, October 23, 2017: 8:55 AM-11:00 AM
Tampa Convention Center, Room 10

Stella Salvo
Stella Salvo
8:55 AM
Introductory Remarks
9:15 AM
Improving Crop Improvement and Seed Delivery Systems for Small Holders in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Jeffrey D. Ehlers, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Gary N. Atlin, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
9:30 AM
Addressing the Yield Gap in Asia.
James Neilsen, Monsanto Company; Jonathan E. Jenkinson, Monsanto Company - USA
9:45 AM
Decision Resources for Fertilizer Use Optimization in Africa.
Charles Wortmann, University of Nebraska - Lincoln; Idriss Serme, INERA
10:00 AM
Improving Access to Mechanization in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Kerry M. Clark, University of Missouri; Kristin Bilyeu, USDA-ARS; Gabriel A.Z. Abdulai, University of Missouri; Peter Goldsmith, Soybean Innovation Lab
10:45 AM
Community Planning Session
11:00 AM