Conference Program

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MONDAY, APRIL 18
08:50-10:00 Conference Opening Ceremony
Welcome Addresses

  • H.E. Aziz Akhennouch, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Morocco
  • Bouchra Ameur, Secretary General, OCP Foundation
  • Michael George Hage, FAO Representative to the Kingdom of Morocco
  • Périn Saint Ange, Associate Vice-President, IFAD
  • Shoba Sivasankar. Director, CRP Grain Legumes
  • Margret Thalwitz, Chair, Board of Trustees, ICARDA 
  • Mahmoud Solh, Director General, ICARDA
  • Prof. Rattan Lal, The Ohio State University, USA

Group Photo

10:00-10:30        Coffee Break and Media Interaction
10:30-12:00         Session 1, Plenary: Global Pulses Scenario – Production, Consumption and Trade
13:30-14:30         Lunch
CONCURRENT SESSIONS 2 & 3
14:30 – 16:00      Session 2: Pulses – Global Health, Nutrition and Gender
14:30-16:00         Session 3: Innovations in Pulses Genomics
16:00-16:30         Coffee break and Poster Session
CONCURRENT SESSIONS 4 & 5
16:30-18:00         Session 4: Pulses and Natural Resource Management
16:30-18:00         Session 5: Pulses Genetic Resources: Conservation and Utilization

TUESDAY, APRIL 19

08:30-11:00         Side Event: Practical Issues in Pulses Production and Marketing in Morocco
08:30-11:00         Session 6: Plenary - Opportunities for Enhancing Pulses Production
11:00-11:30         Coffee break
CONCURRENT SESSIONS 7 & 8
11:30-13:00         Session 7: Innovation in Pulses Breeding
11:30-13:00         Session 8: Innovation in Productivity Management
13:00-14:00         Lunch
CONCURRENT SESSIONS 9 & 10
14:00-15:30         Session 9: Innovation in Abiotic Stress Management
14:00-15:30         Session 10: Innovation in Biotic Stress Management
15:30-16:00         Coffee break and Poster Session
16:00-19:00         FAO Side Event: International Year of Pulses, Regional Dialogue for North Africa
16:00-18:00         Panel Discussion: ICARDA Research Strategy

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20

08:30-13:00         Session 11: Toward Sustainable Food Production Systems in Drylands
08:40-10:00         Knowledge Sharing – Country Successes, Lessons Learnt & Challenges Ahead
10:00-10:30        Coffee break
10:30-12:00         Achieving Diversification & Sustainable Intensification of Cereal Systems with Pulses
12:00-13:00         Joining Hands on a Practical Path Forward: Science, Policy, Institutions & Markets
13:00-14:00         Lunch