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5th International Conference on Rodent Biology and Management

posted Feb 7, 2013, 7:22 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Feb 7, 2013, 7:25 PM by Unknown user ]

The 5th International Conference on Rodent Biology and Management 
Zhengzhou, Henan Province, China
25–29 August 2014

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11th African Small Mammal Symposium

posted Sep 12, 2010, 5:32 PM by IRRC Coordination Unit   [ updated Sep 12, 2010, 5:40 PM by Unknown user ]

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Swaziland, Swaziland is proud to host the 11th African Small Mammal Symposium (ASMS). ASMS will be held at the Kwaluseni Campus of the University of Swaziland from Sunday evening 3rd July to Friday afternoon 8th July 2011.

The theme of the conference is:  Africa’s Small Mammal Biologists Tackling Africa’s Big Problems.

The ASMS conferences are held once every four years, providing the opportunity for scientists, students and interested laypersons studying African small mammals to meet and exchange ideas. The previous ASMS conference was successfully held in Benin in 2006.

Regular updates will be posted on the conference website at . A second circular, will be distributed in August/September 2010 and will include a first call for symposia and papers.

To register your interest and add your name to the circulation list, please send an email with your contact details to .

Local organizing committee co-chair:

Dr. Themba Mahlaba, Department of Biological Sciences, UNISWA, Swaziland
Prof. Ara Monadjem, Department of Biological Sciences, UNISWA, Swaziland

International Rice Congress set in November

posted Aug 3, 2010, 1:07 AM by IRRC Coordination Unit   [ updated Aug 3, 2010, 1:13 AM by Unknown user ]

The 3rd International Rice Congress (IRC) will be held on 8-12 November at the Vietnam National Convention Center in Hanoi. The

IRC, held every 4 years, is the world’s largest gathering of the rice industry.

With the theme “

Rice for future generations,” IRC2010 will provide a forum for representatives from the public and private sectors, including researchers, scientists, professionals, traders, and policymakers. Delegates will discuss the latest rice research, future technologies, trade issues, and policies that will define the future role of rice in supporting poor rice-dependent communities. Delegates are also invited to share their expertise, show their products and services, and learn about the latest developments in the industry.

IRC2010 will include the 28th International Rice Research Conference, the 3rd World Rice Commerce Conference, the 3rd International Rice Technology

and Cultural Expo, and the 50th anniversary celebrations of IRRI. Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) will also host the 3rd Ministerial Round Table Meeting comprising all agriculture secretaries or ministers of major Asian countries.

Incidentally, the Irrigated Rice Research Consortium will hold its an

nual Steering Committee meeting concurrently in Hanoi.

Papers and posters to be presented will focus on the following themes/topics: policy, market, and supply chain; social and cultural dimensions in rice farming and communities; postharvest; information, dissemination, and innovation; climate change and rice agriculture; environmental resilience and ecosystem services; water availability and access; pest, disease, and weed manage

ment; drought, flooding, and problem soils; closing the yield gap; harnessing rice biodiversity; molecular biology and “-omic” technologies; raising yield potential; and quality grain, health, and nutrition.

This activity is jointly organized by IRRI and AsiaCongress Events Management Co. Ltd. and is hosted by MARD. For more details, log on to

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