The National Association of Wheat Growers has signed up to support CropWorld 2010, a global meeting and trade show for those at the forefront of sustainable crop production, scheduled for Nov. 1 to 3 in London, United Kingdom.
Building on the foundations of the former British Crop Production Council Congress, CropWorld 2010 is an internationally recognized meeting and trade show focusing on how business, trade, science and technology will work together to ensure sustainable global food production.
Representing more than 70 countries worldwide, there are more than 200 organizations already registered from numerous sectors including research, agrochemicals, packaging, precision technology, regulatory, pesticide storage, farming, food retailers, plant nutrients, water and irrigation, finance and investment, and education.
Former NAWG Chief Executive Officer Daren Coppock traveled to the conference last year to meet with other agricultural leaders from around the world and make presentations on issues facing U.S. wheat production and biotechnology. (Learn more about that trip at http://www.wheatworld.org/2009/11/coppock-travels-to-scotland-to-talk-wheat-yields-biotech/).
The 2010 conference will encompass all aspects of the crop production value chain, from soil preparation and seeds to the role that retailers play within the industry.
Presenters the first day of the meeting are scheduled to include Maive Rute from the European Commission; Dr. Namanga Ngongi, president of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa; and Sir John Beddington, the chief scientific advisor to the United Kingdom’s government. The second and third days will be split into four streams, giving delegates the opportunity to focus on specific interest areas such as agricultural land use policy, conservation agriculture, optimizing soil quality and organics and biotechnology. Several U.S. officials from USDA and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are also on the list of scheduled speakers.
The trade show will feature new products and services from 100 leading industry suppliers, spanning science, machinery, skills and careers, innovations and generics, providing scope for new business development across the sector.
NAWG members and newsletter readers can claim £50 off the standard conference fee by quoting WWCW when registering for the conference from the home page.