Digital revolutionaries of the agricultural world, unite!

Tuesday, 21 August 2012 14:27

platforms-web-squareGCP and comrades far and wide, join us in celebrating a highly successful man of science, who is most certainly in a class of his own!

Early July witnessed a momentous day for GCP’s Comparative Genomics leader, Rajeev K Varshney, as he met with Bill Gates and associates at a brainstorming session in Seattle, USA, where discussions centred on a digital revolution in agriculture.

Rajeev presented his own specialist ‘manifesto’ on Genomics and informatics for digitalisation of crop breeding, also discussing how to deploy GCP’s Integrated Breeding Platform and crop ontology work as ‘arms’ for the ongoing fight for global food security. He was in the company of 10 external experts and selected officials from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

But why not hear this story in all its full and living colour directly from our source? An excerpt from Rajeev’s Chronicles can be found in the GCP Blog.