9.30am to 10.30am
Welcome and Registration
10.30am to 10.45am
Introductions and Objectives of the Congress
10.45am to 11.15am
Bucharest November 2016 – Milan November 2018: Journey and Achievements
11.15am to 12.00 noon
Economy and prospects for Sorghum in Europe and around the world
12.00 noon to 12.30pm
“Food, Feed and Fuel in a Rapidly Changing World”:
Conclusions of the Cape Congress – South Africa – April 2018
12.30pm to 2:00pm
2.00pm to 6.00pm
Workshops (free choice) with presentations by experts, round tables, posters presentations & testimonies.
– Workshop 1: Selection and genetic progress: facing the new issues and challenges
– Workshop 2: Agronomy, economy, environment: genuine and environmental assets of sorghum
– Workshop 3: Structural outlets and new outlets: securing production in Europe
A 30 min break is foreseen.
7.30pm to 10.30pm
Congress reception at the Sheraton Hotel.
9.00am to 11.00am
From the seed to the processed product
. Summary and conclusion of workshops
. Presentation of posters
. Round table: drivers of innovation for the future of sorghum
11.30am to 12.30pm
Climate change (presentations and round table)
. What is the reality? What is the timeframe?
. What are challenges for agriculture and how can we adapt?
12.30pm to 2.00pm
2.00pm to 3.30pm
What agricultural policy is required to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow?
(Presentations and round table: experts, policymakers and trade leaders)
3.30pm to 4.00pm
Conclusions of the Congress: “Sorghum the safe bet for the future”