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2011 GRM materials now online


For five days in September 2011, GCP researchers from around the globe joined forces on Indian soil for GCP's General Research Meeting held in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. Materials from the event, including presentations, posters and photographs, are now available online.

The 2011 GCP General Research Meeting (GRM), which took place at the Hyderabad Marriott Hotel and Convention Centre from 21-25 September 2011, and hosted by ICRISAT, was a truly global meeting, with 160 participants from forty countries representing diverse institutes and specialisations. Principal Investigators from the majority of ongoing GCP projects attended and reported on project progress and updates from their fields of study.

In addition to the plenary sessions, covering general GCP activities, thematic areas and Research Initiatives, the meeting included parallel sessions focussing on nine specific crops (beans, cassava, chickpeas, cowpeas, groundnuts, maize, rice, sorghum and wheat). There was also a series of specialised informatics meetings, plus presentations and dynamic exhibitions of posters covering GCP projects and related work. An open morning and field trip, taking in the sights of Hyderabad, and a guided tour of ICRISAT and its work rounded off the programme in style.

Outcomes from the meeting, including presentations, posters and photographs, are now available online.

The GRM also got a spotlight on Indian media (thanks to ICRISAT), and was reported across local electronic media, radio and television, plus in the following printed media: