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Time: Thursday October 13, 2016 from 7:15 AM to 8:30 AM (Central Standard Time, Chicago, Illinois Time)
Location: Council Bluffs Room on 3rd Floor, Des Moines Marriott Hotel - 700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 5030
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Join us for morning coffee and pastries as we engage with technical experts and industry leaders focused on the role of agricultural intensification and its impact in tropical settings.
While soybean is in great demand, is highly productive, and is a great economic engine for a region, there are non-trivial aspects to intensification in general, and soybean development specifically, such as environmental impacts, commercial input usage, and gender equity.
Discussion will help to answer:
*What are the trade-offs of farming commercial crops in Africa?
*How does increased agricultural productivity improve incomes and nutrition?
*What are the environmental impacts of input utilization in commercial farming?