Scientific Programme

The programme will comprise five cross-cutting themes:

  • Accelerating progress in advanced breeding for improved crop adaptation to climate risks
  • Improving productivity and increasing profitability to expand opportunities across global markets
  • Enhancing resilience in the face of biotic and abiotic challenges
  • Tackling key issues in food security and farming systems for improved livelihoods for the smallholder farmer
  • Exploring the future of the value-added: Nutrition, biofuels and feedstuffs for evolving consumer demands

These five themes will be explored through cutting-edge, topical sessions, plus:

  • Cross disciplinary plenary sessions highlighting the opportunities and future of sorghum
  • Expert Symposia – To further examine the most pressing issues in the sorghum industry today (included in the registration fee)
  • A major Research and Industry Exhibition
  • Regular opportunity for discussion and networking among the widest gathering of sorghum scientists in over 30 years

Programme at a glance