|Dec 21, 2012||Philip Pardey|| |
Philip Pardey is appointed to the National Academy of Sciences Committee on a Review of the USDA Agricultural and Food Research Initiative.
|Dec 17, 2012||Terry Hurley, Philip Pardey|| |
Terry Hurley and Philip Pardey discuss potential research collaboration and data sharing options between Syngenta and HarvestChoice-UMN regarding global crop pest modeling with Ray Riley, Shefala Mehta, Daniel Dyer and Jon Blasing.
|Dec 11, 2012 - Dec 14, 2012||Darren Kriticos, Frikkie Liebenberg|| |
Darren Kriticos, Frikkie Liebenberg and Ross Darnell (CSIRO) travel to Kenya to work with Jagger Harvey (BecA) and other aflatoxin project collaborators to pilot the aflatoxin one-time survey instrument and plan survey logistics with Kenya and Tanzania collaborators. The CAAREA Pilot Afatoxin Farm Survey-Kenya meetings were held in the Maanzoni Resort, Kenya.
|Nov 25, 2012 - Dec 5, 2012||Jason Beddow|| |
Jason Beddow meets with HarvestChoice collaborators and others at CSIRO, Canberra. During this visit Jason 1) continued work on joint CSIRO - HarvestChoice-UMN assessment of key climate datasets 2) finalization of a survey instrument, survey logistics, sampling strategy and modeling plans for a HarvestChoice-CSIRO-ILRI aflatoxin project in Kenya and Tanzania 3) collaboration with key CSIRO partners to begin a proposal to be submitted to USAID jointly with CSIRO.
|Oct 30, 2012||Philip Pardey|| |
Philip Pardey presents the keynote speech "R&D and Productivity: New Thinking for Local and Global Agriculture in the 21st Century" at the Frontiers in Applied Plant Sciences Borlaug Memorial Lecture. The Borlaug Memorial Lecture commemorates the contributions University of Minnesota alumnus Norman Borlaug made to fighting world hunger and highlights the work being done, both locally and worldwide, to keep Dr. Borlaug's legacy alive.
|Oct 18, 2012||Terry Hurley|| |
Terry Hurley presents "Biotic Constraints to Agricultural Production: Assessing the Global Risk of Pests & Diseases" during the 39th Session of the Committee on World Food Security Side Event— A Changing Climate: Action Needed for Adaptation to Pests and Diseases in Crops and Livestock, Rome, Italy,
|Oct 8, 2012||Philip Pardey, Terry Hurley, Jason Beddow|| |
Philip Pardey, Terry Hurley and Jason Beddow drive to DuPont-Pioneer headquarters in Johnston, IA, to discuss potential collaboration with and technical support from DuPont Pioneer for HarvestChoice-UMN crop modeling and mapping work with Bill Dolezal and senior Pioneer management.
|Sep 19, 2012 - Sep 22, 2012||Frikkie Liebenberg|| |
Frikkie Liebenberg travels to Nairobi to train Kenyan personnel to implement HarvestChoice-UMN Aflatoxin survey in Kenya and Tanzania.
|Sep 10, 2012 - Sep 11, 2012||Philip Pardey|| |
Philip Pardey participates in the Technical Consultation on: “Family Farming for Sustainable Food Security, Agriculture and Rural Development” at FAO Headquarters, Rome, a FAO State of Food and Agriculture Report 2014 planning meeting to discuss potential HarvestChoice input.
|Sep 6, 2012 - Sep 7, 2012||Philip Pardey|| |
Philip Pardey presents "Informational Innovations Linking (African) Farms to Markets" to the North American Advisory Board of Rabobank describing HarvestChoice research that helps target investments in agricultural innovation to enhance productivity growth in African agriculture held in Amsterdam.
|Aug 31, 2012 - Sep 9, 2012||Frikkie Liebenberg, Jason Beddow, Philip Pardey|| |
Frikkie Liebenberg visits the HarvestChoice-UMN team at University of Minnesota, St. Paul, to plan HarvestChoice aflatoxin survey in Kenya and Tanzania. Jason Beddow, Philip Pardey and Frikkie Liebenberg also initiated the development of a jointly listed and jointly taught MSc course (University of Pretoria and University of Minnesota) designed to help build regional analytical capacity in productivity assessment, research evaluation and science policy.
|Aug 27, 2012 - Aug 31, 2012||Darren Kriticos|| |
Darren Kriticos led a five-day training course "Ecological Niche Modeling using CLIMEX" at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul. This is the second in a series of pest modeling courses offered by the CSIRO - HarvestChoice-UMN team. The first course was held in Pretoria July 2012.
|Aug 23, 2012 - Sep 6, 2012||Darren Kriticos, Frikkie Liebenberg, Jason Beddow, Philip Pardey, Terry Hurley|| |
Darren Kriticos visits the University of Minnesota, St. Paul, to engage with Frikkie Liebenberg and the HarvestChoice-UMN team regarding a jointly conceived and executed aflatoxin in corn risk assessment project. He also works with Jason Beddow, Philip Pardey and Terry Hurley on refining a global study on the occurrence, crop losses and economic implications of wheat stem rust.
|Aug 18, 2012 - Aug 24, 2012||Julian Alston, Philip Pardey|| |
Julian Alston presents an invited paper co-authored by Philip Pardey and Connie Chan-Kang at the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE) Triennial Conference, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil.
|Aug 15, 2012 - Aug 16, 2012||Julian Alston, Philip Pardey|| |
Julian Alston presents "Influences of Agricultural Technology on the Size and Importance of Food Price Variability", co-authored by Will Martin and Philip Pardey at the National Bureau of Economic Research, The Economics of Food Price Volatility Conference, in Seattle, Washington.
|Aug 12, 2012 - Nov 14, 2012||Terry Hurley, Xudong Rao, Philip Pardey|| |
Terry Hurley, Xudong Rao and Philip Pardey participate in the annual meeting of the American Agricultural Economics Association (AAEA), Seattle, Washington.
|Aug 8, 2012||Jason Beddow, Stanley Wood, Jawoo Koo|| |
Jason Beddow visits Stanley Wood and Jawoo Koo in IFPRI for a two-way briefing on research progress and other collaborative activities of interest to the UMN and IFPRI teams of HarvestChoice.
|Jul 27, 2012|| |
HarvestChoice-UMN hosts a guest lecture "Aflatoxins: A Major Health Problem in the World" by Nai Tran-Dinh, CSIRO scientist, in the Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota. CSIRO, ILRI-BeCA and HarvestChoice-UMN have teamed up on a project to help identify maize varieties with resistance to aflatoxin generation, reduce aflatoxin in corn in Kenya and Tanzania, and map and model the climate and other factors that put maize crops throughout Kenya and Tanzania at risk of aflatoxin contamination.
|Jul 16, 2012 - Jul 18, 2012||Darren Kriticos, Tania Yonow, Delia Grace|| |
Darren Kriticos, Tania Yonow, Delia Grace, Pamela Ochungo, Jusper Kiplimo, and Isaiah Akuku meet at ILRI, Nairobi, to scope the top 30 or so disease/vector systems of economic importance in African livestock (cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, and poultry). The Livestock Pest Economic Geography project (LPEG) works to better understand the spatially-explicit economic costs of livestock pests and diseases and our capacity to ameliorate their impacts. The LPEG project is jointly executed by HarvestChoice-UMN, CSIRO and ILRI.
|Jul 2, 2012 - Jul 6, 2012||Darren Kriticos, Tania Yonow|| |
Darren Kriticos and Tania Yonow join Mark Robertson, University of Pretoria, to lead a five-day CLIMEX training course at the University of Pretoria. Students are instructed in the fundamentals of ecological niche modeling, along with a detailed introduction to the philosophy and mechanics of inferential and deductive modeling using CLIMEX. Students are given the opportunity to generate a minimally documented model for a high-profile crop pest species (insect, disease or weed) that are targets of analysis for the HarvestChoice project. This is the first in a series of CSIRO and HarvestChoice-UMN ecological modeling workshops.
|May 27, 2012||Jason Beddow, Darren Kriticos, Philip Pardey, Delia Grace|| |
Jason Beddow, Darren Kriticos and Philip Pardey visit ILRI to discuss HarvestChoice-UMN-CSIRO and with ILRI, livestock pest risk assessment activities with Delia Grace, ILRI. The UMN-CSIRO team also met with Isaiah Akuku Gumbe, an ILRI intern working on these activities.
|May 26, 2012 - Jun 5, 2012||Jason Beddow, Darren Kriticos, Frikkie Liebenberg, Philip Pardey|| |
Jason Beddow, Darren Kriticos, Frikkie Liebenberg and Philip Pardey join other colleagues from BecA, CSIRO, KARI, and ARI to field test a planned survey of maize farmers in Kenya and Tanzania. The group traveled by road from Nairobi to Katumani, then on to Arusha. They flew to Dar es Salaam for a 3-day CAAREA Midterm Workshop to review in detail the scientific and field survey components of the project. The HarvestChoice-UMN team and CSIRO colleagues returned to BecA for a further 3 days of project meetings.
Jagger Harvey, BecA, organized the field trip and meetings.
|May 11, 2012 - May 12, 2012||Terry Hurley, Xudong Rao, Stanley Wood, Jawoo Koo, Carlo Azzarri|| |
Terry Hurley and Xudong Rao visit IFPRI based colleagues Stanley Wood, Jawoo Koo and Carlo Azzarri to review available household level data sets and prospective crop yield simulations for studying the implications of production risk on input choices by African farmers.
|Apr 30, 2012 - May 5, 2012|| |
Connie Chan Kang works with the HarvestChoice-UMN team to develop data archiving protocols and undertake data review and analysis for joint HarvestChoice papers.
|Apr 30, 2012||William Hutchison, Philip Pardey|| |
William Hutchison, Head of UMN Entomology department, and Philip Pardey travel to Pioneer headquarters, Ames, Iowa, to discuss a joint (with HarvestChoice) Grand Challenges project submission to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. William and Philip gave presentations to a team of Pioneer entomologists, corn breeder & hybrid expert personnel and South African scientists. The trip was hosted by Marlin Rice, Senior Research Scientist, Pioneer.
|Apr 10, 2012||Jason Beddow, Terry Hurley, Philip Pardey|| |
Jack Dangermond, UMN alum, founder and president of Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) visits the UMN HarvestChoice team to learn more about the project and explore further collaborative activities.
Participants: Pat Cummens, ESRI Government Strategist, David DiBiase, ESRI Director of Education, Industry Solutions, Angela Lee, ESRI Education Programs, Mimi Tung, UMN Foundation.
Jack Dangermond gave a Public Lecture: Mapping and Geographic Analysis Supports Collaboration and Decision Making in the Cowles Auditorium, University of Minnesota.
|Mar 31, 2012||Philip Pardey|| |
Philip Pardey presents "Feeding a Hungry World" in the Class Without Quizzes series offered by the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resources Sciences, University of Minnesota, St. Paul campus.
|Mar 30, 2012||Philip Pardey|| |
Philip Pardey attended the "Foresight Workshop on Food and Agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean" hosted by CIAT, held at the Inter-American Development Bank, Washington DC. He presented “Foresight in LAC Agriculture: Agricultural Technology & Intellectual Property.”
|Mar 29, 2012 - Mar 30, 2012||Michelle Hallaway, Melanie Bacou, Maria Comanescu, Cindy Cox|| |
Michelle Hallaway visits IFPRI colleagues to establish HarvestChoice web-site entry, metadata, and publishing protocols. Design and usability issues of the beta site are also reviewed.
|Mar 26, 2012 - Mar 30, 2012||Stanley Wood|| |
Stanley Wood participates in the Planet under Pressure conference in London, including several side events. Stanley also participates in a technical meeting of the Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change, speaking on CGIAR’s current status with respect to integrated data management. Meets with Tom Hertel (Purdue University) and Yvan Biot (DFID) to finalize support for the GEOSHARE proposal (Purdue, IFPRI, IRRI, CIAT, McGill and Frankfurt Universities) aimed at providing open access geo-spatial data to global modelers. At the request of USAID, Stanley meets with Molly Jahn, Rachel Lambert, and Alan Tollervey of DFID to explore DFID's support of the Africa RISING (Research in Sustainable Intensification for the Next Generation) project for which HarvestChoice is undertaking regional monitoring and evaluation. Subsequent to collaboration with the International Sustainability Unit of the Prince of Wales Trust, and at the invitation of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, Stanley attends a dinner meeting on global assessment initiatives "Mapping the monitoring and assessment of the world's natural resources" at Clarence House.
|Mar 23, 2012|| |
Prabhu Pingali, Deputy Director of Agricultural Development, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, presents "The Gates Foundation’s Agricultural Policy Portfolio," to the Department of Applied Economics Trade and Development Seminar Borlaug Hall, University of Minnesota, St. Paul campus.
Prabhu and Chris Gingerich met with the HarvestChoice-UMN team over lunch.
|Mar 23, 2012|| |
The re-designed HarvestChoice website went live.
|Mar 19, 2012 - Mar 21, 2012||Philip Pardey|| |
Philip Pardey participated in an FAO Expert Consultation on Developing Agriculture Innovation Capacity, FAO headquarters, Rome. The consultation reviewed the concepts and available evidence and sought to identify gaps in building innovation capacity for smallholders cum family farmers. The ultimate target for this consultation is a major FAO report scheduled for 2014 on Agricultural Innovation.
|Mar 15, 2012 - Mar 20, 2012||Jawoo Koo|| |
In Nairobi, Kenya, Jawoo Koo works with CIAT’s Tropical Soil Biology and Fertility Institute and Columbia University on regionalizing blanket fertilizer recommendations using HarvestChoice soil, climate, production systems data, and crop models with field trial data from the African Soil Information Service and the Millennium Villages Project for calibration/validation purposes. Jawoo also meets with Mario Herrero on HarvestChoice-ILRI livestock activities.
|Mar 13, 2012||Jason Beddow, Darren Kriticos, Terry Hurley, Philip Pardey, Stanley Wood, Tania Yonow|| |
A HarvestChoice - CSIRO collaboration meeting is held to harmonize respective modeling strategies between HarvestChoice and CSIRO crop and pest modeling teams and to meet with senior CSIRO science managers to assess strategic options for further engagement.
CSIRO participants: Brian Keating, Peter Carberry, Darren Kriticos, Andrew Moore, Jeremy Whish, Neil Huth, Hazel Parry, Dean Holzworth, Jeremy Burdon, Peter Durr.
|Mar 13, 2012||Stanley Wood|| |
Stanley Wood meets with John Dixon and Chris Auricht from Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, in Canberra, Australia, to discuss the farming systems and poverty reassessment for sub-Saharan Africa.
|Mar 8, 2012 - Mar 9, 2012||Darren Kriticos, Terry Hurley, Philip Pardey|| |
Darren Kriticos, Terry Hurley and Philip Pardey meet with Ross Darnell (CSIRO, Brisbane) and Yash Chauhan (Queensland Dept. of Primary Industries and Fisheries, QDPIF) to clarify protocols for upcoming field surveys in Kenya and Tanzania designed to generate data for the modeling effort required for the aflatoxin in maize risk maps being prepared by HarvestChoice in conjunction with this team of researchers.
The team also meet with Jagger Harvey (BecA, ILRI) (by phone) to review survey details. Jagger is overall project manager for the AusAID funded, CSIRO executed aflatoxin in maize project being supported by the CSIRO-QDPIF-HarvestChoice spatial risk assessments.
|Mar 8, 2012||Philip Pardey|| |
A University of Minnesota press release announces Philip Pardey as the recipient of the 2012 Siehl Prize for Excellence in Agriculture in the knowledge category.
|Mar 8, 2012||Stanley Wood|| |
In IFPRI, Stanley Wood meets with World Bank staff Derek Byerlee, Doug Gollin, and Mywish Maredia at IFPRI to discuss HarvestChoice assistance in stratifying production areas as part of their review of the economic assessment of CGIAR variety releases.
|Mar 7, 2012||Philip Pardey|| |
Philip Pardey presents “R&D and Productivity Growth in Developing Countries” to ABARES 2012 Outlook Conference at the National Convention Center, Canberra.
|Mar 7, 2012||Stanley Wood|| |
In the World Bank, together with Ousmane Badiane (IFPRI's Africa Director) and Shenggen Fan (IFPRI's Director General), Stanley Wood meet with David Nielson and Kerri Wright Platais, World Bank; and Jeff Hill and David Hegwood, USAID, to discuss the CAADP-CGIAR alignment and the initial “Mapping and Stock-Taking Study” being led by IFPRI (HarvestChoice, ReSAKSS, ASTI) as part of that broader effort.
|Mar 5, 2012||Zhe Guo, Stanley Wood|| |
Together with Timothy Thomas, IFPRI's Senior Research Fellow, Stanley Wood and Zhe Guo meet with Varun Kshirsagar, consultant, World Bank, to discuss use of spatial variables and GIS analysis to explore local food price volatility in developing countries.
|Mar 4, 2012||Carlo Azzarri, Jawoo Koo, Stanley Wood, Ulrike Wood-Sichra, Susana Crespo, Zhe Guo, Ma. Theresa Tenorio, Melanie Bacou|| |
The IFPRI-HarvestChoice team participates in a teleconference with Fabio Grita, Statistics Division, FAO, to discuss the soon-to-be released new FAOSTAT platform and possible interaction with HarvestChoice sub-national databases and tools.
|Mar 2, 2012||Jawoo Koo, Stanley Wood|| |
Jawoo Koo and Stanley Wood meet with Samuel Gameda, IFPRI senior research fellow based in Addis Ababa, to discuss possible collaboration with the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA) on soil mapping.
|Mar 1, 2012||Stanley Wood, Carlo Azzarri, Ma. Theresa Tenorio|| |
Stanley Wood, Carlo Azzarri and Ma Theresa Tenorio meet with David Ameyaw, AGRA monitoring and evaluation director, to discuss collaboration of HarvestChoice with AGRA on providing a web-based indicator query and reporting capacity for AGRA Breadbasket areas (and countries) and including AGRA specific content in the e-Atlas of African Agricultural Research and Development.
|Feb 29, 2012 - Mar 16, 2012||Jason Beddow, Darren Kriticos, Terry Hurley, Philip Pardey|| |
Jason Beddow works with CSIRO scientists to expand the HarvestChoice-CSIRO collaboration on pest and disease (p&d) modeling and develop and extend the p&d methodology, especially to better address the Ug99 threat to global wheat production. Collaboration and planning with CSIRO scientists regarding HarvestChoice outreach, project deliverables and to solidify an engagement aimed at linking the HarvestChoice crop modeling effort with project’s p&d modeling.
Terry Hurley and Philip Pardey join Jason and Darren Kriticos beginning on March 5.
|Feb 29, 2012 - Mar 1, 2012||Philip Pardey|| |
Philip Pardey presents "The Food Security Implications of the Shifting Structure of Global Agricultural Production, Productivity and R&D" at the joint Manna Center for Plant Biosciences and Institute for Crop Improvement symposium Food Security in the 21st Century: Agricultural, Health, Economic, Judicial and Political Perspective at Tel Aviv University, Israel.
|Feb 29, 2012||Stanley Wood|| |
Stanley Wood joins via videoconference a meeting with Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development CAADP-CGIAR steering committee members at the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa, the European Commission, the Consortium Office, and the World Bank, to review an IFPRI proposal on mapping and stocktaking in support of aligning CAADP investment plans with African agricultural R&D investments.
|Feb 29, 2012||Stanley Wood|| |
Stanley Wood meets with David Nielson, Kerri Wright Platais from World Bank, and Jeff Hill from USAID, to discuss CGIAR-CAADP collaboration and coordination and the role of HarvestChoice in this process. The meeting is held in the World Bank, Washington, DC.
|Feb 29, 2012||Xudong Rao|| |
Xudong Rao introduces faculty and students to the HarvestChoice project during a symposium in the College of Economics & Management, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China.
|Feb 22, 2012||Cecile Martignac, Stanley Wood|| |
In IFPRI, Cecile Martignac and Stanley Wood meet with Etienne Hainzelin, advisor of CIRAD CEO, to discuss current partnership between CIRAD and HarvestChoice/IFPRI.
|Feb 20, 2012 - Feb 22, 2012||Carlo Azzarri|| |
In FAO-Rome, Carlo Azzarri presents initial HarvestChoice results on high resolution, species specific livestock distribution mapping, and mapping of livestock income at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-funded Livestock Data Innovation in Africa project advisory committee meeting.
|Feb 14, 2012||Stanley Wood, Stephen Kibet|| |
In Nairobi, Kenya, Stanley Wood and Stephen Kibet meet with IFDC staff Richard Jones, program leader, agribusiness program, Eastern and Southern Africa; Latha Nagarajan, scientist; Jean Claude Bidogeza, postdoctoral scientist, and Dr. John Wendt – Head of Natural resource management, to talk about possible HarvestChoice-IFDC collaboration.
|Feb 13, 2012||Julian Alston, Philip Pardey|| |
Philip Pardey presents "Agricultural R&D as an Investment", co-authored with Julian Alston, during the National Forum on Food Security to 2050: Reframing the Agenda conference, held in the National Wine Centre, Adelaide, South Australia.
|Feb 13, 2012||Stephen Kibet, Stanley Wood|| |
In ILRI-Nairobi, Kenya, Stephen Kibet and Stanley Wood meet with Joseph Karugia, coordinator of the Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System for Eastern and Central Africa (ReSAKSS-ECA) and Stella Massawe, monitoring and evaluation analyst-ReSAKSS-ECA, to discuss HarvestChoice-ReSAKSS collaboration.
|Feb 8, 2012 - Feb 10, 2012||Philip Pardey|| |
Philip Pardey attends the 56th Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES), Fremantle, Western Australia. Pardey attends AARES Council meetings as Past-President and as a representative of the North American branch.
|Feb 7, 2012 - Feb 9, 2012||Carlo Azzarri, Stanley Wood|| |
In Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Carlo Azzarri and Stanley Wood participate in the workshop “Sustainable Intensification of Maize-Legume-Livestock Integrated Farming Systems in Eastern and Southern Africa”as part of IFPRI-HarvestChoice’s involvement in the Strategic M&E for the Sustainable Intensification component of USAID’s Feed the Future research strategy.
|Feb 7, 2012||Julian Alston, Philip Pardey|| |
Philip Pardey and Kym Anderson convene the AARES pre-conference workshop, Global Food Security: Getting Policies and Institutions Right. Julian Alston presents "Agricultural R&D Investment: Its Potential for Reversing the Slowdown in Farm Productivity Growth" co-authored with Pardey.
|Feb 3, 2012 - Feb 5, 2012||Stanley Wood, Stephen Kibet|| |
In Nairobi, Kenya, Stanley Wood and Stephen Kibet meet with Barbara Bamanya, Samuel Amanquah, and Jane Njuguna, Monitoring and Evaluation unit, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), to plan activities on mapping the “breadbasket” zones in AGRA priority countries, and using HarvestChoice dashboard and spatial query tools to generate a web-based user interface for querying a wide range of attributes of the breadbasket areas.
|Jan 30, 2012 - Feb 2, 2012||Carlo Azzarri, Stanley Wood|| |
In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Carlo Azzarri and Stanley Wood participate in the regional design workshop “Sustainable Intensification of Cereal-Based Farming Systems in the Sudano-Sahelian Zone of West Africa" as part of IFPRI-HarvestChoice’s involvement in the Strategic M&E for the Sustainable Intensification component of USAID’s Feed the Future research strategy. Discuss M&E data and resources with IFPRI-Addis staff.
|Jan 27, 2012 - Jan 28, 2012||Stanley Wood|| |
In Accra, Ghana, Stanley Wood participates in the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) meeting on the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP)-CGIAR alignment.
|Jan 24, 2012||Philip Pardey|| |
Philip Pardey and Kym Anderson finalize event details for the upcoming AARES pre-conference workshop and the food security forum in Adelaide. They also review plans for a proposed series of global food security workshops at the 2012 AAEA summer meetings in Seattle.
|Jan 24, 2012||Jason Beddow|| |
Jason Beddow, PhD candidate, University of Minnesota, Department of Applied Economics, defends his dissertation, "A Bio-Economic Assessment of the Spatial Dynamics of U.S. Corn Production and Yields".
|Jan 18, 2012|| |
Stanley Wood serves as a panelist at the symposium “Sustainable Intensification of Food Supplies” at the 12th National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment: Environment and Security, held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC.
|Jan 16, 2012 - Jan 20, 2012||Jawoo Koo|| |
Jawoo Koo participates in the global launch of the Maize & Wheat CGIAR Research Programs in CIMMYT, Mexico.
|Jan 16, 2012||Robert Sutherst, Philip Pardey, Michelle Hallaway|| |
In Brisbane, Robert Sutherst reviews pest modeling work with Philip Pardey and Michelle Hallaway.
|Jan 9, 2012 - Jan 12, 2012||Stanley Wood, Carlo Azzarri, Zhe Guo|| |
In Tamale, Ghana, Stanley Wood, Carlo Azzarri, and Zhe Guo participate in the regional design workshop “Sustainable Intensification of Cereal-Based Farming Systems in the Sudano-Sahelian Zone of West Africa" as part of IFPRI-HarvestChoice’s involvement in the Strategic Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) for the sub-Saharan Africa Sustainable Intensification (SI) component of the USAID’s Feed the Future (FtF) research strategy.
|Jan 6, 2012 - Jan 13, 2012||Darren Kriticos, Philip Pardey, Terry Hurley, Michelle Hallaway|| |
Discussions are held to scope a development proposal spanning sites in Africa, Australia and USA to assess the genetics, pathology, economics of the long run co-evolution of wheat varieties and co-evolving stem rust pathogens. Additional meetings were held to clarify and review content required for a NIFA global wheat rust proposal.
Participants: Jeremy Burdon (CSIRO), Andrzej Killian (DaRT), Greg Rebetzke (CSIRO), Robert Park (University of Sydney, via telephone), and HarvestChoice team members Michelle Hallaway, Terry Hurley (via telephone), Darren Kriticos and Philip Pardey.
|Jan 2, 2012 - Jan 13, 2012||Darren Kriticos, Philip Pardey, Michelle Hallaway|| |
Philip Pardey and Michelle Hallaway collaborate with Darren Kriticos, CSIRO, on a probable assessment of the global economic consequences of wheat stem rust, ongoing research concerning the production risk implications of aflatoxin in corn grown in Kenya and Tanzania, and planning 2012 CSIRO-HarvestChoice work to develop a portfolio of global pest crop geographies.