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The Global Plant Council (GPC) is a coalition of plant and crop science societies from across the globe. GPC seeks to bring plant scientists together to work synergistically toward solving the pressing problems we face.

The central focus of the GPC is to define and engage in coordinated strategies and projects that will have impact on the most critical global issues: world hunger, energy, climate change, health and well-being, sustainability and environmental protection.

News

Global Yield Gap and Water Productivity Atlas Findings Unveiled

Sub-Saharan Africa has the world’s largest gap in farm yields – 70-90 percent below their potential – according to a new research tool unveiled today. The outcome of a 6-year international collaborative research effort led by the Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska and Wageningen University in the Netherlands, the Global Yield Gap and Water Productivity Atlas is the first transparent, interactive and map-based web platform to estimate exploitable gaps in yield and water productivity for major food crops worldwide.

New Phytologist Tansley Medal for excellence in plant science

Calling all early-stage career scientists! The New Phytologist Tansley Medal is awarded annually in recognition of an outstanding contribution to research in plant science by an individual in the early stages of their career (student and post-doctoral researchers with up to five years’ experience since gaining/defending their PhD are eligible).

Events

Crop world Global 2014

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

CropWorld Global attracts all those engaged in crop production to learn about the latest macroeconomic and political influences impacting on the industry and the latest technologies designed to increase output in a sustainable way.

ASA, CSSA and SSSA International Annual Meeting

Long Beach, CA

The American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America will host more than 4,000 scientists, professionals, educators, and students at the 2014 International Annual Meetings, "Grand Challenges—Great Solutions".

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