19.10.2020 13:30 16:00 – Online

Agricultural Innovation and Adaptation to Climate Change

Agricultural Innovation and Adaptation to Climate Change

Germany & Israel

by

Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres
Volcani Center - Agricultural Research Organization (ARO)
Programme:

13:30 – 13:35 CET Welcome Remarks
13:35 – 13:55 CET Greetings

Julia Klöckner, Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture Germany
Alon Schuster, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Israel
Dr. Susanne Wasum-Rainer, Germany’s Ambassador to Israel
Jeremy Issacharoff, Israel’s Ambassador to Germany

13:55 – 14:20 CET Declaration of Collaboration

Dr. Nahum Itzkovitz, Director General, Ministry of Agriculture and
Rural Development Israel
Prof. Abed Gera, Acting Chief Scientist, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Israel
Albert Wulff, Head of Directorate Research, Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture Germany
Prof. Otmar D. Wiestler, President of the Helmholtz Association
Prof. Eli Feinerman, Head of ARO

14:20 – 14:35 CET Keynote Lecture

Prof. Ulrich Schurr, Institute for Bio- and Geosciences, FZ Jülich
„Quantitative approaches to improvements of crop and agricultural systems for a changing climate”

14:35 – 14:50 CET Introduction of Collaborative Research Topics

Prof. Wolfgang Marquardt, Vice President of the Helmholtz Association, Chairman of the Board of Directors, FZ Jülich
Prof. Georg Teutsch, Scientific Director, UFZ Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research
Prof. Vinnie Altstein, Director of Academic Affairs, ARO

14:50 – 15:40 CET Expert Panel “Collaborative Topics”:

14:50 – 15:00 CET Prof. Falk Harnisch, UFZ Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research
“Valorization of agricultural waste streams for the production of fuels and chemicals by microbial and electrochemical conversions”
15:00 – 15:10 CET Dr. Alon Ben Gal, Gilat Center, ARO
“Irrigation water quality effects on soils, crops and resource use efficiencies"
15:10 – 15:20 CET Prof. Jan Vanderborght, Institute for Bio- and Geosciences, FZ Jülich
“Technologies and modeling tools for agricultural, crop, and climate adaptation research”
15:20 – 15:30 CET Prof. Hans-Jörg Vogel, UFZ Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research
Modelling water movement in soils under arid and semi-arid conditions”
15:30 – 15:40 CET Dr. Ilan Levin, Plant Sciences Institute, ARO
Confronting climate changes in Israel: challenges and solutions"
15:40 – 15:55 CET Q&A
15:55 – 16:00 CET Closing Remarks

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