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Meeting Agenda: June 15, 9:30

9:00 - registration, coffee/tea, Welcome from KALRO, introduction of all participants



Striga management: Challenges and existing methods - Dr. Jonathan Gressel, Weitzmann Institute, Israel

Biocontrol: Utilizing virulence enhanced Foxy T14 - Dr. David Sands, Montana State University, USA

Research report: Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Exploration Trials 

     Technology production: From isolating fungus to the farmer  - Sila Nzioki, KALRO, Kenya

     Liberty Initiators Network:  Distribution, training and implementation - Florence Oyosi, LIN, Kenya

     Trials Results - Dr. David Sands, Montana State University, USA

     FIPS Demo Plot report - Paul Seward, FIPS-Africa

12:30 - Lunch Break

13:30pm - 16:00pm

Stakeholder Round Table
The 2nd half of the meeting will focus on these discussion points. This is a critical component while we have stakeholders present.  The points below are not in any particular order yet. We'll likely set this up as a panel and design questions to guide the dialogue: 


  • NGO Implementation Models

  • Scaling up within Kenya

  • Expansion to other countries

  • Permiting (Kenya, other countries, multi-country)

  • Funding opportunities

  • Manufacturing

  • Plant Pathologist training

  • Women’s Empowerment Index (trying to have a representative from USAID)

  • Communications (striga networks, blog, crowd funding, social media, etc.)

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