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Droughts affect crop production across the world. A central challenge for researchers and policymakers is to devise technologies that lend greater resilience to agricultural production under this particular environmental stress.

INTERDROUGHT VI (IDVI) aims to facilitate the development of concepts, methods and technologies associated with plant production in water-limited environments. IDVI follows on from the successful series of congresses in Montpellier 1995, Rome 2005, Shanghai 2009, Perth 2013, Hyderabad, 2017. IDVI will continue the philosophy of presenting, discussing and integrating results of both applied and basic research towards the development of solutions for improving crop production under drought-prone conditions, focused on the following themes:

  • Optimising dryland crop production – crop design
  • Water capture, transpiration, transpiration efficiency
  • Vegetative and reproductive growth
  • Breeding for water-limited environments
  • Managing cropping systems for adaptation to water-limited environments