Invitation to Attend the Illinois Food Security Summit on April 29
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You are invited to the

2021 Illinois Global Food Security Summit

"Technology Innovation in the Fight Against Hunger"

hosted by the University of Illinois

Thursday, April 29, 2021

9 - 11 a.m. CST

The virtual summit, featuring university and state of Illinois leadership, will highlight University of Illinois programs working in the area of food security. 

 

Register Here

 

 
   
 

Welcome and opening remarks will be presented by Robert Jones, Chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Moderators will include College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences Dean Kim Kidwell and Associate Dean for International Programs Alex Winter-Nelson.

The summit will showcase several core programs based around food security at the University of Illinois, including:

 
 
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The Soybean Innovation Lab provides researchers, extensionists, the private sector, non-governmental organizations, and funders operating across the entire value chain the critical information and technology needed for the successful advancement of soybean development in Africa.

 
 
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AgReach is a smallholder farming initiative that closes gaps in agrisystems so that smallholder farmers thrive.

 
 
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RIPE is an international research project that is engineering crops to be more productive by improving photosynthesis, the natural process all plants use to convert sunlight into energy and yields.

 

 
 

The Center for Digital Agriculture helps researchers, educators, farmers, and industries keep pace with the ways technology is transforming how we feed and support a growing global population.

 
 

The ADM Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss seeks to alleviate poverty and hunger among smallholder farmers by fostering postharvest innovation, identifying impactful postharvest management solutions, and promoting research, outreach, education, and capacity building to reduce postharvest losses in grains and oilseeds.

 
 

The Appropriate Scale Mechanization Consortium (ASMC) promotes appropriate-scale agricultural mechanization to improve land and labor productivity.

 
   
 

Don't miss this opportunity to learn about how the University of Illinois is building the most comprehensive university program for global food security in the nation.

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