Gerrit Hoogenboom - speaker of CACCC 2020

Publication date: 12 October 2020
Gerrit Hoogenboom - speaker of CACCC 2020

The Third Central Asia Climate Change Conference (CACCC 2020) will be held online on October 19-23, 2020. The objective of the conference is to strengthen a regional dialogue on climate change and sustainable development through the information and knowledge exchange in Central Asia. You can get more detailed information on the CACCC-2020 here.

A series of our publications will be dedicated to the speakers of the upcoming event. And, today, we would like to introduce you to Dr Gerrit Hoogenboom, professor, preeminent Scholar of the University of Florida. His presentation on the results of the crop yield agro-forecasting for Central Asia will take place on October 20, 2020 as a part of the thematic session of the CACCC 2020 second day.


Currently, Professor Dr Gerrit Hoogenboom is a Preeminent Scholar in the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems, and Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at the University of Florida, USA. Prior to joining the University of Florida, he was the AgWeatherNet Program Director and Professor of Agrometeorology at Washington State University. Also, Dr. Gerrit Hoogenboom has over 30 years of experience in developing crop simulation models and decision support systems. Those models' applications range from freeze forecasting to climate variability and climate change, water resources management, biofuels, economic and environmental sustainability, and food security. 

He currently coordinates the development of the Decision Support System for Agrotechnology Transfer (DSSAT), one of the most popular crop modeling systems across the world. Dr. Gerrit Hoogenboom frequently organizes and facilitates international training workshops on crop modeling and decision support systems.

Furthermore, Dr Gerrit Hoogenboom has published over 400 scientific papers in refereed journals as well as numerous book chapters and proceedings. Since 2019, he is the Editor-in-Chief for The Journal of Agricultural Science in Cambridge. 

Dr Gerrit Hoogenboom has the following academic degrees:

  • Ph.D. from Auburn University, the USA;

  • M.Sc. in Theoretical Production Ecology;

  • M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Horticulture from Wageningen University, the Netherlands.

Stay tuned for further updates to learn about other speakers from CACCC-2020

Climate  Adaptation and Mitigation Program for Aral Sea Basin or CAMP4ASB is implemented by CAREC and financed by the World Bank. Project aims to enhance regionally coordinated access to improved climate change knowledge services for key stakeholders (e.g., policy makers, communities, and civil society) in participating Central Asian countries as well as to increased investments and capacity building that, combined, will address climate challenges common to these countries.CAMP4ASB is implemented in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan during the period from 2016 to 2021.

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