The 16th International Symposium of the International Society for Tuber & Root Crops (ISTRC) on Root Crops

The Roots and Tubers of Development and Climate Change-Tropical roots and tuber crops are essential to meeting global food security needs, improving staple foods of world’s poor and creating new opportunities in global food supply.


  • Policies favourable to enhancing the contribution of RTCs to development- (1) poverty reduction and food security (2) enterprise development and income generation and export development, (3) impacts of climate change and variability, (4) impacts of the global food crisis, global economic downturn and urbanisation, (5) opportunities provided by biofuels. (6) Intellectual Property Rights
  • Global Scenario on Production, Utilisation and Marketing of Root and Tuber Crops – Trade and Technology Commercialisation;
  • Progress in the science and technology for enhancing the contribution of Tropical Root Crops to development – Crop Improvement and Genomics; Biodiversity, Conservation and Evaluation; Biotechnology and Biofortification; Characterization of resistance to biotic and abiotic stressors; Plant, Water and Nutrient Management
  • Applying new scientific and technical knowledge on RTCs to contribute to development.- Technology Development and Transfer processes and systems; Value Addition for Food, Nutrition and Health; Regional Exchanges and Technology Transfer; Roots and Tubers for Feed and Industry

Important Dates

  • 5th August, 2011 — First announcement
  • 26th December, 2011 — Second Announcement
  • 20th February, 2012 — Final Announcement
  • 19th March, 2012 — Submission of abstract
  • 25th June, 2012 — Accommodation Request
  • 15th July, 2012 — Registration of delegates
  • 1st August, 2012 — Submission of full Papers /Participation in Exhibition
  • 17th September, 2012 — Submission of Power point
  • 23rd September, 2012 — Arrival of Participants

Prof. Lateef Oladimeji Sanni Chairman, LOC/Vice President 1, ISTRC

Dr. Kolawole Adebayo, Organising Secretary

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