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VILT:

Meer voedselveiligheid door aanpassing dieet

 

BACKCOVER:

De landbouwparadox: Meer intensificatie is nodig

 

 

PROGRAM

13h00          Start registration

13h30          Can we have global food security built on sustainable agriculture and nutrition?
                     Tim Benton, UK Champion for Global Food Security and University of Leeds, UK

14h30          Food and nutrition security, in historical perspective, utopia or dystopia
                      Rudy Rabbinge, Em. Prof. Wageningen UR, the Netherlands

15h30          Coffee Break

16h00          Breeding and biotechnology for orange-flesh and insect resistance in the SASHA project.
                      Robert Mwanga , International Potato Center, Uganda

16h20          Late blight resistant potatoes by breeding and/or biotechnology:
                      let’s use all the tools we have for a sustainable agriculture.
                      Godelieve Gheysen , Ghent University, Belgium

16h40          Integrated Soil Fertility Management Approach:
                      a sound principle for achieving profitable cassava production on poor soils in Ivory Coast
                      Jean-Baptiste  Gnahoua , Ghent  University, Belgium – Felix Houphouet University, Ivory Coast

17h00          Role of Biotechnology in improving vegetatively propagated
                      cultivars: a case study of Banana Xanthomonas wilt
                      Henry Mwaka, Ghent University, Belgium – National Agricultural Research Organization, Uganda

17h20          Development of drought tolerant and nitrogen use efficient rice using conventional and transgenic approaches
                      Jimmy Lamo, National Agricultural Research Organization – National Crops Resources Research Institute, Uganda

17h40          Break

18h00          Panel discussion
                     Moderator: John Vandaele

 

VENUE

Ghent University
Faculty of Bioscience Engineering
Blok E, Auditorium OEHOE
Coupure Links 653
9000 Gent
Belgium

Event Merging ecology Venue

 

 

 

 

 

 

ORGANIZERS

Organizing Committee
  • Prof. Dr. Dries Bonte, Terrestrial Ecology Unit, Dpt of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, UGent
  • Prof. Dr. Geert De Jaeger, Dpt of Plant Systems Biology/Dpt of Plant Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, Faculty of Sciences, VIB-UGent
  • Prof. Dr. Godelieve Gheysen, Dpt Molecular Biotechnology, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, UGent
  • Dr. Wim Grunewald, VIB Headquarters, VIB
  • Dr. Ine Pertry, Institute of Plant Biotechnology Outreach, VIB-UGent
Scientific Committee
    • Prof. Dr. Dries Bonte, Terrestrial Ecology Unit, Dpt of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, UGent
    • Prof. Dr. Geert De Jaeger,  Dpt of Plant Systems Biology/ Dpt of Plant Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, Faculty of Sciences, VIB-UGent
    • Prof. Dr. Godelieve Gheysen, Dpt Molecular Biotechnology, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, UGent
    • Dr. Wim Grunewald, VIB Headquarters, VIB
    • Dr. Ine Pertry, Institute of Plant Biotechnology Outreach, VIB-UGent
    • Prof. Dr. Han Asard, Molecular Plant Physiology and Biotechnology, Dpt of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Antwerp
    • Prof. Dr. Geert Angenon, Dpt of Applied Biological Sciences, Faculty of Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
    • Prof. Dr. Filip Rolland, Molecular Plant Biology, Dpt of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, KULeuven

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