YPARD Africa member sponsorship opportunity by UNAAB to attend 16th tropical root crops symposium

Coming up is the 16th International Symposium of the International Society of Tuber & Root Crops (ISTRC), with this year about "Roots (and Tubers) of Development and Climate Change".

The symposium will take place at the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (UNAAB), Ogun State, Nigeria, from 23rd – 28th September 2012.

For more information on the syposium programme, guidelines for abstracts and logistics, please see the online announcement!

Good news for YPARD is that this year, during this period there shall be YPARD Africa meeting as well and the organizers have agreed to sponsor 7 YPARD Africa members!
To be selected for sponsoring, please submit your abstract for the event and register at the ACP-EU website.

Guidelines for Abstract Preparation
Please use Microsoft Word software. Specifically indicate the program used. Send it to us through email .

The deadlines to submit abstract is 19th of March 2012!

For further clarification, please contact Dr. Obadina.

More about the symposium
Tropical roots crops are essential to meeting global food security and sustain the livelihoods of millions of people. Climate change provides both opportunities and challenges for attaining the potential contribution of tropical roots for sustainable human development. Strategies need to be developed to address key issues in productivity, crop plant-soil/water/energy resources management, and postharvest utilization as food and feed, nutritional and health value addition, and trade and commercialization, so that the role of tropical roots in ensuring sustainable development can be enhanced. The symposium provides an opportunity for experts from around the world to meet and address this agenda.


ISTRC triennial symposia serve as a unique platform for interaction among scientists working on all tropical root and tuber crops (Sweetpotato, Cassava, Potato, Andean roots and tubers, Yams and Aroids) from various backgrounds from around the world to share experiences, build collaborations and develop strategies to contribute to sustainable development.