Sorghum in the 21st Century, June 5-9, Montpellier, France

Registration is open for the 2nd Sorghum in the 21st Century Global Sorghum Conference, hosted by the French research institution CIRAD and an international consortium of sorghum research partners, which will be taking place from June 5th to 9th of 2023 in Montpellier, France. 

The event will target both those in research and in industry and will cover a broad range of sorghum related topics, from genetics, developments in research, innovation and industry, to agronomics and end uses. Focusing on “Resiliency and Sustainability in the Face of Climate Change” and the potential of sorghum to be used as a solution and a tool to meet climate challenges, session themes will include:

  • Capturing sorghum’s genetic potential in responding to climatic and environmental challenges
  • Optimizing sorghum production techniques to minimize loss and maximize on-farm returns
  • Defining sorghum’s role in regenerating soil health and enhancing the sustainability of global farming systems
  • Strengthening value chains, seed systems and trade opportunities to build a more resilient and profitable sorghum industry
  • Exploring new horizons in market development and high-value product creation

The meeting will include plenary speeches and a range of talks to choose from as well as poster sessions and networking opportunities. 

The keynote speakers are:

  • Stephen Kresovich, Clemson University, United States
  • Laura Mayor, Corteva Agrisciences,  United States
  • Valérie Brochet, Sorghum-ID, National Federation of Maize and Sorghum Seeds Production, France
  • Boris Parent, LEPSE-INRAE, France
  • David Pot, CIRAD, France
  • Kwaku Gyebi Duodu, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Monia Caramma, Macaronicu, South Africa
  • Earl Roemer, NuLife Market, United States
  • Graeme Hammer, QAAFI, University of Queensland, Australia 
  • Dilys S. MacCarthy, University of Ghana, Ghana

Early registration ends February 15th and abstracts are due by February 28th. For more information visit the conference website.