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  • Countries (represented by an institution designated by their Ministry of Agriculture or equivalent)
  • Transnational research organisations
  • Private companies
  • Stakeholders

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Members (signatories to the memorandum of understanding/charter) -April 2014

Public research organizations

CountryInstitution
ArgentinaConsejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET)
AustraliaGrains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)
CanadaAgriculture and Agri-Food Canada
FranceNational Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA)
GermanyFederal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (BMELV)
IndiaIndian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)
IrelandTeagasc – The Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority
ItalyMinistero delle politiche Agricole Alimentari e Forestali (MiPAAF)
JapanJapan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences
TurkeyGeneral Directorate of Agricultural Research and Policy (GDAR)
UKBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
USAUS Department of Agriculture (USDA)
InternationalInternational Maize and Wheat Improvement Center CIMMYT
InternationalInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)

 

Private Companies

CountryCompany
BelgiumBayer Cropscience LPNEW
USADow AgroSciences
FranceFlorimond Desprez Veuve & Fils
UKKWS UK Ltd
FranceLimagrain
USAMonsanto Company
FranceRAGT 2n SAS
FranceSaaten-Union Recherche SASNEW
SwitzerlandSyngenta Crop Protection AG

 

Designated Representatives - April 2014

Public research organizations

CountryRepresenting institutionInstitutions' Coordination Committee representativeResearch Committee representative

Argentina

Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Técnicas (CONICET)

Dr Roberto Salvarezza, President

Marcelo Helguera
Viviana Echenique
AustraliaGrains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)M. John Harvey, Managing Director, GR&DCPeter Langridge
BrazilEMBRAPA WheatLadislau Martin Neto, Executive Director for Research and DevelopmentAna Christina Sagebin Albuquerque
Luciano Consoli
CanadaAgriculture and Agri-Food CanadaMrs Siddika Mithani, Assistant Deputy MinisterCurtis Pozniak
Brian Beres
ChinaChinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS)Xueyong Zhang

Zhonghu He
Xueyong Zhang

FranceNational Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA)François Houllier, President and Director GeneralJacques Le Gouis
Pierre Martre
GermanyFederal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection

Mrs Bettina Pellio, Federal Office for Agriculture and Food

Frank Ordon
Nils Stein
IndiaIndian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)

Dr. Swapan K. Datta, Deputy Director General (Crop Science)

Indu Sharma
K.V. Prabhu
IrelandAgriculture and Food Development Authority (Teagasc)

John Spink
Head of Crop Science Department

Ewen Mullins
Fiona Doohan
ItalyMinistero delle politiche Agricole Alimentari e Forestali (MiPAAF)

Dr. Marina Montedoro, Secretariat del Dipartimento delle Politiche Europee e Internazionali

Luigi Cattivelli
Roberto Tuberosa
JapanJapan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS)Masaru Iwanaga, PresidentHirokazu Handa
Shunsuke Oda
SpainInstituto Nacional de Investigacion y Technologia Agraria y Alimentaria (INIA)Paloma Melgarejo, Vice-DirectorConcepcio Royo Calpe
Josefina Sillero
Turkey

General Directorate of Agricultural Research and Policy (GDAR)

Ali Osman Sari, Head of Field Crops Research DepartmentEmin Dönmez
Hikmet Budak
UKBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)

Steve Visscher, Deputy Chief Executive & Chief Operating Officer

Graham Moore
Nicholas Harberd
USAU.S. Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research ServiceJosé M. Costa, National Program Leader, Grain CropsGina Brown-Guedira
InternationalInternational Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)Tom Lumpkin, Director GeneralHans Braun
Marianne Bänziger
InternationalInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)Dr Maarten van Ginkel, Deputy Director GeneralMichael Baum

 

Private companies

CompanyResearch Committee Representatives
Arvalis - Institut Du VégétalNEWDavid Gouache
Philippe Gate
Bayer Cropscience LPNEWAn Michiels
Frank Schmidt
Dow AgroSciencesFrank Roeber
Oscar Riera-Lizarazu
Florimond Desprez Veuve & FilsOivier Robert
Pierre Devaux
KWS UK LtdChris Tapsell
Viktor Korzun
LimagrainValérie Mazza
Sébastien Praud
Monsanto CompanyClaire CaJacob
Michael Grosz
RAGT 2n SASRichard Summers
Olivier Lucas
Saaten Union Recherche SASNEWVolker Lein
Mario Gils
Syngenta Crop Protection AGDavid Nevill
Rollin Sears

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