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Welcome to the INTERNATIONAL crop sciences congress

A Major Contributor to Global Food Security 

On behalf of the International Crop Science Society, you are invited to participate in the 8th International Crop Science Congress (ICSC) that will be held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada from June 21 - 25, 2020. This congress will address basic and applied aspects of plant and crop sciences as they relate to strategies to develop unique, sustainable, agricultural systems having the capacity to support animal and human health, on a global scale, while being mindful of our custodial responsibilities towards the well-being of our planet Earth. 

The scientific program will incorporate a combination of research presentations, poster sessions, position papers, discussion forums addressing strategic planning, and workshops. In addition, there will be field trips to various prairie-related agricultural systems. ICSC Goals: Enhancement of international collaborative networks with capacities, through research and technology transfer, to develop future cropping systems adapted to specific environmental and geographical challenges that improve global food security. 

ICSC 2020 objectives include:

  • Integrate and apply knowledge from crop science to relevant global problems 
  • Present and discuss crop science research developments and implications
  • Develop recommendations for future thrusts in research, development, and technology transfer 
  • Evaluate future scientific and educational needs and directions of crop-based agriculture
  • Initiate and nurture international scientific and educational partnerships

Saskatoon is booming and it’s true. The city is the largest in Saskatchewan, a province that boasts one of Western Canada’s most diversified economies.

Saskatchewan is home to more than 40% of Canada’s cultivated farmland – some of the most productive land in the world. Saskatchewan’s diverse agriculture and agri-food sector has an international reputation for high-quality food and ingredients. The province is Canada’s largest agri-food products exporter. Projections show that food production must double by 2050 to feed the world's growing population. We are working to strengthen Saskatchewan's agricultural leadership with new science, technology and policies to help feed a hungry world adequately, safely and sustainably.

Cutting-edge agricultural research clusters have made Saskatoon a world leader in the field.

We look forward to welcoming you to the icsc 2020 in saskatoon!