International Edible Legume Conference/4th World Cowpea Congress (IELC 2005)

Venue: International Convention Centre

Location: Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Event Date/Time: Apr 17, 2005 End Date/Time: Apr 21, 2005
Early Registration Date: May 30, 2005
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The International Edible Legume Conference is to be held in conjunction with the IV World Cowpea Congress and will take place at the International Convention Centre (ICC), Durban in South Africa from 17 to 21 April 2005. IELC 2005 and the Cowpea Congress will include Plenary lectures, invited lectures, concurrent paper presentations selected by the Scientific Committee, poster presentations and technical demonstrations. Workshops and Discussions may be arranged on a formal or informal basis. The composition of the scientific, trade and industry sessions will be determined based on the expressions of interest received. One of the three concurrent sessions during the conference will be dedicated to cowpeas.
Major themes of the conference are:
Crop management
Socio-economic issues
Plant breeding
Plant protection and pathology
Genomic, proteiomic and metabolomic technologies
Nutrition, health and food uses
Challenges for agricultural research
Biotic and abiotic stress responses
Trade & Industry:
Innovative marketing
Product and market development
International trade
Packaging standards
Quality control

The conference provides a forum for research presentation, interaction with growers and the trade industry and an engaging atmosphere for informal discussion on legumes, excluding soybeans. At the same time IELC 2005 will include an enjoyable and memorable programme for social events that will give delegates opportunity for relaxation, sightseeing, networking and enjoying South African hospitality.