The ITRC is a global initiative dedicated to bringing temperate rice growing countries together for the discussion, promotion and advancement of research, technology and innovation in the field. This initiative enables information exchange among leading scientists and other stakeholders engaged in the sustainable intensification of rice production in temperate zones of the globe.
The Embrapa Temperate Agriculture Research Center warmly extends an invitation to you to join us at the 7th International Temperate Rice Conference, which will take place in Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil, in February 09-12, 2020.
Rice is one of the three major sources of calories for more than 60% of the world population and its share as a source of energy may range from 20 to 70%.
More than half of the world population also depends on rice as a major source of protein, and its share in the total dietary intake of this macronutrient can reach as much as 60%.
Brazil is the ninth-largest rice-producing country in the world and the largest outside of Asia and more than 70% of Brazilian national production is concentrated in the Rio Grande do Sul State.
In order to achieve food security for the estimated 10 billion people on Earth by 2050, agricultural practices, currently under the impacts global climatic changes, will need to keep pace with the sustainable intensification of food production.
Meeting global food security will encompass the adoption of sustainable development strategies in a scenario where the nexus among food systems, nutrition and health is a major driver. Convergence of knowledge, technology, and society can help us to meet the challenge.
Science & Innovation – Feeding a World of 10 Billion People.
The theme will be discussed in three different panels: Precision Breeding Techniques, Digital Revolution in Agriculture, and Sustainable Intensification of Rice Production.
- CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing techniques
- Genome Wide Association Studies (GWAS)
- Biotron breeding system
- From biotechnology to big data: a path to sustainable and intelligent agriculture
- Remote sensing, drones and satellite imagery
- Internet of things (IoT) and digital agriculture
- Regional Advances in Southern Cone region of South America, North America, Asia and Europe
- Challenges and opportunities