Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The 2nd Agriculture and Climate Change Conference

26-28 March 2017. Meliá Sitges, Sitges, Spain. The 2nd Agriculture and Climate Change Conference focused on the likely impact of climate change on crop production and explore approaches to maintain and increase crop productivity into the future.

Extracts of the programme

  • Assessment of performance of drought tolerant maize (Zea mays L.) hybrids under combined drought and heat stress S.K. Meseka, A. Menkir, O. Bossey, O. Azeez, W. Mengesha, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Nigeria
  • Developing and deploying climate-resilient maize varieties in the developing world B.M. Prasanna, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), Kenya
  • Demand-driven innovative breeding approaches for developing climate change ready crop varieties in chickpea for Africa and Asia R.K. Varshney, ICRISAT, India, The University of Western Australia, Australia
  • Underutilised crops as ‘new' crops under climate change: A South African perspective T. Mabhaudhi, R.P. Kunz, R.E. Schulze, A.T. Modi, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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