Symposium

Future Field Crops

This theme explores tropical and subtropical field crop improvement, targeting enhanced productivity and product quality for target markets and consumers.

Keywords: Productivity, Product Quality, Plant Health, Crop Physiology, Crop Modelling, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Systems Science and Modelling, Soil Science, Weed Science, Microbiome, Remote Sensing, Gene Editing, Climate Change

Monday 20 November 2017

10:30 – 12:30 1.1 Photosynthesis in the field: Phenomics, genomics, and modelling
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13:30 – 15:30 2.1 Genes, phenes and flying machines
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Tuesday 21 November 2017

10:30 – 12:30 4.2 The future of genomic selection in crops, horticulture and livestock
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13:30 – 15:30 5.3 Tropical pulses rising to meet future demands
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16:00 – 18:00 6.3 Climate change-ready rice
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Wednesday 22 November 2017

10:30 – 12:30 7.2 Sugarcane – constraints on production
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10:30 – 12:30 7.5 Unlocking the potential of tropical crop diversity for future food security
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Harnessing Horticultural Crops

This theme focuses on initiatives that deliver improved market acceptability and productivity for tropical and subtropical horticultural crops.

Keywords: Productivity, Product Quality, Plant Health, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Crop Physiology, Modelling, Mechanisation, Climate Change, Gene Editing, Remote Sensing, Automation, Microbiome

Monday 20 November 2017

10:30 – 12:30 1.2 Ensuring the health and growth of horticulture
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13:30 – 15:30 2.2 Market-driven approaches to plant breeding in tropical horticultural crops
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16:00 – 18:00 3.2 Remote sensing in agriculture and horticulture
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Tuesday 21 November 2017

10:30 – 12:30 4.3 Biofortification of horticultural crops for human health
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13:30 – 15:30 5.4 Profitable tropical and subtropical orchards
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Advancing Animal Science

This theme showcases the latest research in animal science across all species grown in the tropics and subtropics providing food, fibre or labour.

Keywords: Animal Nutrition, One Health, Animal Breeding and Genetics, Diagnostics, Vaccines, Parasitology, Husbandry, Welfare, Gene Editing, Microbiome, Genomics, Rumen Ecology, Ethics, Climate impacts, Pandemic Potential, Zoonosis, Cattle, Sheep, Goats, Pigs, Poultry, Aquaculture

Monday 20 November 2017

10:30 – 12:30 1.3 Harnessing advances in livestock science to deliver sustainable development goals
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13:30 – 15:30 2.3 Diagnostic platforms – from dreams to reality
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16:00 – 18:00 3.3 Designing animal genomes for the tropics
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Tuesday 21 November 2017

10:30 – 12:30 4.4 Antimicrobial resistance and food animal production systems – global, regional and national perspectives
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13:30 – 15:30 5.5 Growing tropical aquaculture
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16:00 – 18:00 6.4 Enhancing the efficiency of rumen fermentation in tropical systems
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Wednesday 22 November 2017

10:30 – 12:30 7.3 The role of animal welfare in tropical animal production
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Nutrition and Food Sciences

This theme will present on the developments of enhanced health outcomes and/or economic benefits that have been, or could be achieved through nutrition and food sciences.

Keywords: Food Quality and Human Nutrition, Sensory and Consumer Science, Microbiome, Post-Harvest Losses, Bio-fortification, Meat Science, Food Safety, Value Chains, New Foods (Fungi, Algae and Insects)

Monday 20 November 2017

10:30 – 12:30 1.4 Harnessing Indigenous foods for diet diversification
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13:30 – 15:30 2.4 Food safety, authenticity and adulteration in global food supply chains
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16:00 – 18:00 3.4 Food: The key to health and wellbeing
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Wednesday 22 November 2017

10:30 – 12:30 7.4 Rice: Diverse and delicious
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Drivers and Consequences of Intensifying Agriculture and Food Systems

This theme delves into the sustainability of intensifying agriculture in tropical and subtropical regions by considering pathways to achieve food/nutrition security and reduced poverty, focusing on farming systems research, sustainable development goals, research for development, and supply chain and market access issues.

Keywords: Sustainable Intensification, Supply Chain, Climate Risks, Environment, Research for Development, Social Aspects of Technology, Policy Interventions, Seed Systems, Technology Adoption, Changing Land Use, Ethical, Social and Gender Issues

Monday 20 November 2017

10:30 – 12:30 1.5 Systems approaches for sustainable intensification: Lessons learned and opportunities
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13:30 – 15:30 2.5 Opportunities and constraints in intensifying agriculture in tropical Australia
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16:00 – 18:00 3.1 Drought Risk Management – connecting science and policy
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16:00 – 18:00 3.5 Managing climate risk and trades-offs in agriculture
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Tuesday 21 November 2017

10:30 – 12:30 4.5 Smallholder participation in global value chains: Implications for inclusive and sustainable agricultural development
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16:00 – 18:00 6.5 Regulatory oversight of plants and animals developed through new breeding innovations
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AgFutures Queensland

This theme is a platform for presentations that showcase local agriculture and food innovation technologies and research driving industry development and expansion within the sector.

Keywords: AgFutures, Agri-tech, Automation, Bio-technologies, Business opportunities, Commercialisation, Digital and Data Platforms, Digital Disruption, Emerging Trends, Global Investment, Innovation, Processing improvements, Robotics, Satellites, Technology

Tuesday 21 November 2017

10:30 – 12:30 4.1 Accelerated data gathering for modern agriculture
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13:30 – 15:30 5.2 Biorefineries – value adding to agriculture by producing fuels, chemicals and feeds from agricultural crops and residues
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16:00 – 18:00 6.2 Emerging trends and opportunities for engineering technologies in tropical agriculture
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Wednesday 22 November 2017

10:30 – 12:30 7.1 AgFutures: Can nanotechnology set the scene?
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