GCP21-IV is primarily for scientists working on cassava around the world. But it is also a congress for policy makers, bankers, developers, communicators, donors and for the private sector, to better use the cassava crop for their respective businesses and for developing new markets. It is of crucial importance that these different categories of people come together to better understand each other, to better design the future improved cassava crop for new and optimized products!
Cassava is currently the fourth most important food crop in the world, after maize, wheat and rice. Cassava is grown over 24 million hectares in 105 countries in the world, for a total production of 268 million tons in 2014. The global production is by enlarge done by an estimated 6 million very small holders, in the world. However, the average yield of 11 t/Ha is way below the potential of the crop and a lot of efforts have to be deployed to raise the yield globally, but particularly in Africa. However, since 1998, cassava is the crop increasing most, in relative production, in the world, pulled by the starch industry in south east Asia and by food markets in Africa.
September 1, 2017:
January 1, 2018: Abstract Submission open
January 1, 2018: Registration Travel Grant Program
January 1, 2018: Registration Congress open
January 1, 2018: Open Workshop Registration
January 1, 2018: Open Satellite Registration
January 1, 2018: Open Exhibit Booth Registration
April 15, 2018: Close Satellite Registration
April 15, 2018: Close Booth Registration
April 15, 2018: Close Travel Grant Program Registration
May 15, 2018: Close Abstracts Submission
May 15, 2018: Close Workshop Submission
May 15, 2018: Close Registration