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Expert Working Group on Data Transportability
Washington, DC 11/18/2015 - 11/19/2015

​By Invitation Only.

2nd International Conference on Global Food Security
Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 10/11/2015 - 10/14/2015
Achieving global food security whilst reconciling demands on the environment is the greatest challenge faced by mankind. By 2050 at least 9 billion people will need food, and increasing incomes and urbanization will inevitably lead to dietary change. The food security challenge will increasingly encompass the triple burden of malnutrition – undernutrition, obesity and micronutrient deficiencies. The urgency of the issues has led to huge scientific strides forwards, making it difficult to keep up with the rapidly expanding volume of scientific research.
3rd Annual South Asia Biosafety Conference
Dhaka, Bangladesh 9/19/2015 - 9/20/2015
Registration is now open! Be sure to follow along to @CERA_ILSI on Twitter for updates leading up to September and see live tweets during the conference! #SABC2015
Fruit & Vegetable Modeling Workshop
University of California, Davis 7/30/2015 - 7/31/2015
​The purpose was to review a CIMSANS proposal for a first-ever assessment of the impact of climate and resource availability changes on the ability to continue producing an increasing, sustainable supply of fruits and vegetables, in the US and globally. The desired outcome was a finalized proposal for submission to (an) identified donor(s) later this summer. Click here to view the news release about the workshop.
Interdisciplinary Workshop on Merging Crop Modeling and Genetics
Gainesville, Florida 7/19/2015 - 7/25/2015
Building reliable connections between the genotype and its corresponding phenotypic spectrum is one of the biggest challenges in plant biology today.
Tackling World Food System Challenges: Across Disciplines, Sectors, and Scales
Monte Verità, Ascona, Switzerland 6/21/2015 - 6/26/2015
The world food system faces unprecedented challenges in its ability to feed a growing global population. There is an urgent need for viable solutions and the scope of the challenges requires collaborative efforts more than ever. This conference will highlight solution-focused, interdisciplinary, and system-oriented research and practice addressing how to feed the world while considering human health, the environment, and social well-being.
ILSI Crop Composition Database Working Group Meeting
Washington 5/28/2015 - 5/28/2015
​The ILSI Crop Composition Database is a project of the ILSI Research Foundation. Please visit to view version 5.0 of the database, maintained by this working group.
Training Workshop on Monitoring of Confined Field Trials
New Delhi, India and Hyderabad, India 5/25/2015 - 5/26/2015
​On May 25-26, Dr. Michael Wach, from the ILSI Research Foundation, led a workshop in New Delhi, India, entitled: “Training Workshop on Monitoring of Confined Field Trials” 35 participants attended. A second workshop was held, June 3-4, in Hyderabad, for 21 participants.
AgMIP-USDA Data Harmonization Workshop
USDA National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, Maryland 5/11/2015 - 5/15/2015
​Through harmonization of data formats and tools, this workshop seeks to greatly enhance the efficiency with which data from USDA research programs are applied to research on agricultural systems analysis and modeling.
World Bank FARMD Webinar Series featuring Dr. McLean and Dr. Gustafson from the ILSI Research Foundation
Washington, DC 5/6/2015 - 5/6/2015
Dr. Morven McLean, the Executive Director of the International Life Sciences Institute Research Foundation (ILSI Research Foundation), and Dr. David Gustafson, the Director of the ILSI Research Foundation’s Center for Integrated Modeling of Sustainable Agriculture and Nutrition Security (CIMSANS) will introduce the ILSI Research Foundation and the work it does regarding risk management, agriculture and food security.