ISTRC 18th Triennial Symposium

ISTRC 18th Triennial Symposium

22 Oct 08:00 - 25 Oct 18:00 - Palmira
International Center for Tropical Agriculture

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Tropical roots and tubers (cassava, potato, sweet potato, yams and aroids) are collectively the third most important food crops in the world (800 million MT) after sugarcane (1874 million MT) and maize (974 million MT) by production. These crops play important roles in the livelihoods of hundreds of millions in the tropics making significant contribution for income generation, sustainable development and household food security. Their flexibility in cultivation in varied agro-ecologies under mixed farming system contributes to the versatility of the crops. Also, root and tuber crops are important source of animal feed and industrial products. These crops have both challenges and opportunities such as Germplasm improvement, new variety adoption/impact, access to quality seeds, effective management of pests and diseases, crop nutrition and low soil fertility, mechanization of planting and harvesting, climate change, consumer preference and nutrition, post-harvest losses, agro-processing and trade.

Pre-registration and payment process Opens-Now – Closes September 30th

We will manage the payment through a pre-paid list for those groups coming from the same Organization/Institution/Industry. You will also be able to individually pay for your participation. All individual and groups should pre-register following these steps:

For registration:

Please be aware that although you register first, participants will be considered only after receiving registration fees in the following account:

Name of bank account: Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical CIAT
Account number in USD: 193136341
Bank address: Doral Office 4090 NW 97th Avenue
Miami, FL, 33178
ABA FED 021001088
ABA ACH 067009390

Registration fees = $ 490 (Industry); $390 (Scientists); $290 (Students) – registration fees are not refundable.

Call for abstracts Presentations and Posters – Starts February 28th –Closes August 30th. Templates for abstract and presentations will be provided after receiving registration fees.

32 participants will be accommodated at CIAT’s Guest House and other participants will stay in Cali. Please note that credit cards are NOT accepted at the CIAT’s Guest House, hence payment for additional services such as snacks or laundry must be made in cash, using local currency or US dollars.
Please find below the hotels that will be providing their services during the event.

Please use the following information for booking with special fares for the ISTRC. These hotels are easily accessible (some hotels may offer a pick-up service at the airport, please consult this directly with the hotels.) and close to the venue, in the north of city:

KM17 Recta Cali-Palmira, Palmira
Phone: +57 2 4450000
Contact: Lady Viviana Moreno
Web site:

Contact: Monica Maria Gallego Agudelo
Address: Colombia # 2-72, Cali, Valle del Cauca
Phone: (2) 8823225

Contact: Andrea Zuñiga Baralt
Address: Av. 8 Norte No. 21N-40

Contact: Marcela Vasquez
Phone: +57 2 3959999 ext. 2352
Cel.+57 3176490864
PBX: +57 2 4851296

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