Shape the future of ICC and nominate a candidate for ICC President Elect 2021-2022

According to ICC regulation, every other year ICC elects a new President Elect who will become the new ICC President after his/her two years term as President Elect. It is one of the rights of ICC Country Member organisations (in good financial standing) to propose a suitable candidate for this function.

Country Member organisations can support in nominating potential candidates for the ICC President Elect 2021 - 2022 - nominations should be made by 2 October 2020.

As outlined in the ICC Statutes, one task of the President Elect is the representation of the Association with official bodies and other relevant committees. Please find the full description in the ICC Statutes, Article XVI.

The ICC Presidents for the period 2021-2022 will be Dr. Jan Delcour, Belgium (President), and Dr. Charles Brennan, New Zealand (Past President).

All suggestions will be collected and presented to the General Assembly for electronic voting approx. mid of November.

Shape the future of ICC and the international cereals community in this prestigous function!

We look forward to receiving your nominations for the ICC President Elect 2021 - 2022 and thank you for your active involvement in important ICC decisions.

WGI launched two New Working Groups

The Whole Grain Initiative has launched two new working groups that are looking for members:

  • The International Working Group on Whole Grain Intake Recommendations, chaired by Nicola McKeown, aims to consider whole grain recommendations around the globe, document the health evidence for varying intake levels, and reach a consensus on a recommended quantitative whole grain intake.
  • The International Working Group on Whole Grain Sustainability, chaired by Keagan Ringling, aims to create knowledge of the whole grain supply chain, leverage existing research, and develop standardized systems approaches for understanding whole grain sustainability.

For more information and updates about all five of the WGI working groups, including these two new ones, be sure to check out the information on the WGI webpage where you will also find further information on the aims of these two working groups.  Experts worldwide are encouraged to reach out to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information about how to get involved.  



Journal of Cereal Science Special Issue Published

The Journal of Cereal Science, the official Journal of ICC, published a Special Issue on Innovative Approaches to Wheat Production and Utilisation. This issue consits of 4 high quality review articles, written by well-known experts in the field. Some of the challenges regarding wheat production and utilization in the 21st century were already briefly addressed in the 19th ICC Conference in 2019.

We are pleased to announce that that Elsevier decded to make this Special Issue available to everyone for the next 6 month, even with no subscription to the Journal.

Check out this Special Issue of JCS here.

In case your are interested in having full access also to other issues of the Journal of Cereal Science, please not that ICC Members benefit from reduced subscription fees - contact the ICC Headquarters for more details!
Read more about it at the Journal Website


Invitation to host the Global Sorghum Conference in 2022 or 2023 (old)

After the success of the 2018 Global Sorghum Conference it was decided to form an International Sorghum Task Force (ISTF) to capitalize on the momentum generated by the previous conference and provide an organizing body for regular global sorghum conferences. The ISTF is a representative body for the global sorghum research community which is hosted by ICC.

The ISTF focusses on maintaining a high scientific standard and ensuring the continuation, further development, and success of the International Sorghum Conference in the future. For holding a conference of a global nature, on a crop that has important regional specificities in terms of constraints, uses, markets and stake-holders, the ISTF thinks it is important to put in place a structure to ensure that the conference is truly international and does not become too regionally specific and narrow in scope.

With this in mind, the ISTF is calling for expressions of interest from appropriately qualified organizations or consortia to hold the next Global Sorghum Conference in 2022 or 2023.

Check out all details in the invitation document and submit your Expression of Interest to the ICC Headquarters latest by 18. October 2020.

In case there are any questions, please feel free to contact us any time!

Whole Grain Summit - new date!

As the COVID-19 virus pandemic, early in 2020, started spreading worldwide and disrupting travelling opportunities, the conference organizers have taken the responsible decision for the safety and well being of all participants to postpone the 7th Whole Grain Summit (WGS) with the theme "From Science to Global Application" organised by ICC in collaboration with the Whole Grain Initiative (WGI) and the Council for Agricultural Research and Economics (CREA) to 25-27 October 2021 in Rome/Italy.

We believe in the numerous benefits of face to face scientific meetings and we hope the sanitary situation worldwide in October 2021 will be safe enough to allow the taking place of the WGS as planned with a great participation of people from all over the world.

Do already plan now your chance to showcase your research and how it can be translated into application, to interact with your peers, to learn something new, to expand your network, and to get inspiration for new ideas and solutions in the magnificent frame of the city of Rome!

The call for abstracts as well as the early bird registration is already open.

We would like to thank our Gold Sponsor General Mills for its trust and support! 

Sponsorship opportunities are also available for others - view the options!

Please keep following all the developments on the conference website which will be constantly updated while we'll do our best to provide you a safe environement for meeting again in Rome in 2021!