About The Symposium

Since then, ISTRC Symposia and Regional Events have been highly successful and have continued to attract an ever-widening group of participants. The ISTRC symposium has established itself as one of the forums bringing together international stakeholders especially those working on roots and tuber crops and has played a catalytic role in the development of these crops.  ISTRC is a unique platform that facilitates interaction among scientists from around the world working on all tropical root and tuber crops. The Society was established to foster, stimulate, and support activities that lead to the general improvement of production and utilization of tropical root and tuber crops globally. It is through such symposia that research outputs are shared, future patterns decided and a wide-ranging decision on the position of tropical root and tuber crops on the African continent and global agenda are made. 

Programme

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2022

INAUGRATION: OFFICIAL OPENING SESSION AND KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Chair: TBD

TBD

Dr. Canisius Kanangire, AATF ED.

Address the conference theme- talking points to revolve around all the 11 sub-themes

Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives, Republic of Kenya

Inclusivity: Gender and youth engagement

Inclusivity: Gender and youth engagement

Inclusivity: Gender and youth engagement

Digital Solutions

Digital Solutions

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22,2022

Distinguished Guest Keynote Address – Agribusiness: Market system approach,
finances, extension, input systems and Agro-processing: linkages between
production and processing, industrialization

Climate smart agriculture and climate smart compliance

Sustainable seed systems

Sustainable seed systems

11:20-13:00 VENUE 1. VENUE 2 VENUE 3
Subtheme:

Digital Solutions

Subtheme

Agribusiness: Market system approach, finances, extension, input systems

Subtheme

Climate smart agriculture and climate smart compliance

Chair: TBD Chair: TBD Chair: TBD
Rapporteur : TBD Rapporteur : TBD Rapporteur : TBD
11:20-11:40 Presenter 1 Presenter 1 Presenter 1
11:45-12:05 Presenter 2 Presenter 2 Presenter 2
12:10-12:30 Presenter 3 Presenter 3 Presenter 3
12:30-12:50 Discussion Discussion Discussion
12:50-13:00 Session chair final

remarks

Session chair final remarks Session chair final remarks
14:00 – 15:00 VENUE 1. VENUE 2 VENUE 3
Subtheme: Technology transfer, adoption and stewardship Subtheme Technology transfer,

adoption and stewardship

Subtheme

Technology transfer, adoption and stewardship

14:00 – 14:10 Presenter 1 Presenter 1 Presenter 1
14:10 – 14:20 Presenter 2 Presenter 2 Presenter 2
14:20 – 14:30 Presenter 3 Presenter 3 Presenter 3
14:30 – 14:40 Presenter 4 Presenter 4 Presenter 4
14:40 -14:45 Discussion Discussion Discussion
14:45-15:00 Session chair

final remarks

Session chair final remarks Session chair final remarks
15:30 -16:45 VENUE 1 VENUE 2 VENUE 3
Subtheme: Subtheme: Subtheme:
Inclusivity: Agro-processing: Post harvest Sustainable seed systems
Gender and loss management, public-
youth private-partnerships, nutrition,
engagement linkages between production
and processing,
industrialization
Chair: TBD Chair: TBD Chair: TBD
Rapporteur:

TBD

Rapporteur: TBD Rapporteur: TBD
15:30. – 15:40 Presenter 1 Presenter 1 Presenter 1
15:40. – 15:50 Presenter 2 Presenter 2 Presenter 2
15:50. – 16:00 Presenter 3 Presenter 3 Presenter 3
16:00 – 16:10 Presenter 4 Presenter 4 Presenter 4
16:10. – 16:20 Presenter 5 Presenter 5 Presenter 5
16:20. – 16:30 Presenter 5 Presenter 5 Presenter 5
16:30. -16:50 Discussion Discussion Discussion
16:50. -17;00 Session chair final remarks Session chair final remarks Session chair final remarks

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2022

Thematic presentation:  Advancing Research and Commercialization in Root and Tuber Crops: The Role of an enabling environment (Infrastructure, policy,
regulatory, institutions)

Panelist 1: Building efficient seed systems and stewardship mechanisms for Root and Tuber Crops: Building blocks for the enabling environment

Dr. Monica Parker-CI/ Dr. Paul Demo-CIP Syngenta Foundation

Panelist 2: Enabling research and development in Root and Tuber crops through regulatory and legal frameworks: The role of Plant Variety Protection (PVP) regulations.

Dr. Francis Nangayo – AATF

Prof. Karim Maredia –Michigan State Uni.

Panelist 3: Infrastructure development for supporting Biotechnology research (Molecular tools, transgenics and genome editing)

Dr. Guy Barker – Uni of Warwick Dr. Leena Tripathi/Ismail Rabbi –IITA

BecA-ILRI

Virtual Posters

Side Event Venue 1: CABI Invasive species-Horizon scanning and per risk

analysis and digital solutions in support

Side Event Venue 2: Self Help

Africa

TBD
Side Events Venue 3: AO TBD
14:00 -16:00 CONTRIBUTED PAPERS PRESENTATION SESSION 6
VENUE 1 VENUE 2
Subtheme

Ag.    Biotechnology:          Molecular           tools, transgenics and genome editing.

Crop improvement

Subtheme:

Pests, disease and weed management (both invasive and endemic species

Chair: TBD Chair: TBD
Rapporteur : TBD Rapporteur : TBD
14:00 -14:10 Presenter 1-Ag. Biotechnology: Molecular tools, transgenics and genome editing Presenter 1-Pests, disease management (both invasive and endemic species
14:10 -14:20 Presenter 2-Ag. Biotechnology: Molecular tools, transgenics and genome editing Presenter 2-Pests, disease management (both invasive and endemic species
14:20 -14:30 Presenter 3-Crop improvement Presenter 3-Weed Management
14.30 -14:40 Presenter 4-Crop improvement Presenter 4-Weed Management
14:40 -14:50 Presenter 5- Presenter 5-
14:50 -15:00 Presenter 6- Presenter 6-
15:00 -15:10 Presenter 7 Presenter 7
15.10-15:20 Presenter 8 Presenter 8
15:20 -15:30 Presenter 9 Presenter 9
15:30 -15:50 Discussion Discussion
15:50 -16:00 Session chair final remarks Session chair final remarks

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2022

09:00 – 09:10 Presenter 1
09:10 – 09:20 Presenter 2
09:20 – 09:30 Presenter 3
09:30 – 09:40 Presenter 4
09:40 – 09:50 Presenter 4
09:50 – 10:00 Questions/Discussions

Coordinators: TBD

SITE 1. BECA LAB, ILRI CAMPUS

SITE 2. ROOTS AND TUBERS FIELD- TBD

SITE 3. ROOTS AND TUBERS PROCESSOR- TBD

SITE 4. NAIROBI, NATIONAL PARK

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2022

(09:00-09:30)Thematic presentation: Building resilient food and industrial systems: The role of  Root  and tuber Crops-EMBRAPPA-Brazil;IITA

 

(09:30-10:30)Panelist 1: Mitigating the impact of global crises: The role of Root and Tuber crops in cushioning Vulnerable communities.

Dr. Godfrey Bahiigwa -AUC Dr Martin Bwaly AUDA/NEPAD Dr. Nteranya Sanginga – IITA

Panelist 2: The Impact of Climate change on Food supply chains: Root and tuber crops

Private Sector or ECOWAS, SADC, COMESA IFPRI?

Bioversity-CIAT Rep from Europe

Panelist 3: Breeding for Resilience: Novel technologies contributing to adaptation to climate change and biotic stresses in Root and Tuber crops

Prof. Songbi Chen – Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences (CATAS), China

Suggestion from Caribean Latin America

Dr. Chideozie Egesi – Next Gen Project

Closing Speeches by the ED, AATF; President, ISTRC/DG,KALRO
Entertainment
Award of Prizes
General Remarks
House Keeping

Vote of Thanks from Chairperson, Conference Organizing Committee

Key Speakers And Their Profiles

Professor Lateef Oladimeji Sanni

Prof Sanni Oladimeji Lateef is a Professor of Food Science and Technology and Former Head, Department of Food Science an...

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Dr. Emmanuel Okogbenin

Emmanuel has a multi-disciplinary background as a Plant Molecular Geneticist/Breeder and Agronomist (plant nutrition and...

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Dr. Canisius Kanangire

Dr. Canisius Kanangire joins AATF from the African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW), a pan-African inter-government...

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