Wednesday 7 November 2018
Welcome and Registration
Opening of the congress
Daniel Peyraube – President Sorghum ID, France
Why is sorghum the safe bet for the future ?
Objectives of the Congress
Progress since the 1st european sorghum congress
Céline Duroc – Sorghum ID Delegate, France
Charles-Antoine Courtois – Sorghum ID Development Officer, France
Global and european economy of sorghum. Visions and prospects.
Yannick Carel – Research Officer, Economy and production systems – Arvalis
Ralph Ichter – Consultant – EuroConsultants Inc Washington, USA
Li Zhao Yu – Manager of the Beijing office of France Export Céréales, China
Leandro Pierbattisti – Chief Economist – Grain Markets, Federation of Country Elevators Associations, Argentina
Global sorghum congress in south africa (april 2018) « Food, Feed and Fuel in a Rapidly Changing World » which conclusions?
Nat Bascom – Assistant Director of the programme « Collaborative research on Sorghum and Millet », Kansas State University, USA
Lunch break with access to exhibition area (posters and stands)
2.00pm to 6.00pm
Workshops (free choice) with presentations by experts, round tables, posters presentations & testimonies.
Download the list of workshops and of speakers
Selection and genetic progress. Which solutions to face new challenges?
Prof David Jordan, Professor, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia • Dr Steffen Windpassinger, Selection Department, University Justus-Liebig, Germany • Paul Chege, PhD student, Szent István University Hungary • Dr De Milliano Walter, Hoeve Dierkensteen Netherlands • André Schaffasz, University Justus-Liebig , Germany • Dr. Vladimir Kostunov, Institute Donskoy in Rostov, Russia • Dr Alessandra Fracasso, Unicatt Italy, Dr Delphine Luquet, CIRAD, France • Prof Ian Godwin, Professor in plant molecular genetics, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia • Quentin Devaud, Breeder, Eurosorgho, France: Biomasse project for the future
Agronomy, economy, environment: how can sorghum maximise its opportunities?
Jean-Luc Verdier, Regional engineer, manager of the sorghum chain, Arvalis Vegetal Institute, France • Yaroslav Bardin, Ukrsorgo, Director, Ukraine • Dr Kalin Slanev, Agricultural engineer, Agricultural technical institute of Shumen, Bulgaria • Prof Nick Van Eekeren, Louis Bolk Institute, Bunnik, Netherlands • Loretta Serafin, Specialist of cultivation in dry conditions, Calala, Australia • Marc Varchavsky, Manager of Economic Council, CER, France • Yannick Carel, Research Officer, Economy and production systems – Arvalis • Gautier Maupu, Agritel, Ukraine • Dumitru Manole, Romanian representative • Alessandro Ragazzoni, Bologna University, Italy • Yvon Parayre, France • Mr Bergami, Italy • Mr Mengoli, Italy • Benoît Cassoulet, farm manager, France
Which structural outlets and new outlets to secure sorghum production in Europe?
Dr Magdalena Buschmann, Manager of the sorghum and sunflower markets, KWS, Germany • Clément Roux, Arterris agricultural cooperative, France • Mr Anghel (Combavipor, Director, Romania) • Mr Spiridon (Zorin SRL, Director, Romania) • Company Coprob • Mr Musini, Italy • Mihaela Habeanu and Anca Gheorghe, Research service INCDBNA – IBNA Balotesti, Romania • Alexandre Calandro, IDENA, France • Mr Massimiliano Carraro of Martini mills • Mr Fiorentini • ISOLA BIO company • Tiziano Tanzi, OTTODISETTEMBRE company • Monia Caramma, Agricultura Biologica company • Sophia Alami, Cirad • Frédéric Guedj, Manager sorghum market development Euralis Semences France
7.30pm to 10.30pm
Congress reception at the Sheraton Hotel.
Thursday 8 November
Summary and conclusions of the workshops by the rapporteurs
Drivers of innovation for the future of sorghum. Roundatble
Sorghum ID officers:
Christophe Rouillard, Arnaud Bouxin, Alina Cretu
Researcher: Prof David Jordan
What are the realities, and what are the timeframes?
What are the challenges for agriculture and how can we adapt?
Nathalie De Noblet: Laboratory of Climate and Environment Sciences ; Mixed Unit of Research CEA-CNRS-UVSQ, University Paris-Saclay ; Co-Coordinator of LabEx BASC (Biodiversity, Agrosystems, Society, Climate) France
What agricultural policy is required to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow?
(Presentations and round table: experts, policymakers and trade leaders)
Conclusions of the congress: « Sorghum, the safe bet for the future »
End of congress