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Research call “Enabling and Scaling Genetic Improvement and Propagation Materials”
August 31, 2017News
Research call “Enabling and Scaling Genetic Improvement and Propagation Materials”

In October, a consultation meeting will be organized to advise and inform an upcoming research call “Enabling and Scaling Genetic Improvement and Propagation Materials” in the context of the NL-CGIAR strategic partnership. »

October 15, 2015Knowledge Portal
Crop Monitoring for Improved Food Security

This report of an expert meeting that gathered over fifty experts and focused on best practices and methodological issues related to crop monitoring and food security. Estimates and forecasts of crop area and yield are of critical importance to policy makers for the planning of agricultural production and monitoring of food supply. The possible links between poverty and crop yields, which depend upon a variety of factors such as cultivation practices, availability of irrigation, access to resources to buy agricultural inputs for adoption of new technology, cannot be fully understood without reliable estimates of crop area and yields. »

CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Cereals - Call for Doctoral Research Grants
March 5, 2015News
CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Cereals – Call for Doctoral Research Grants

The Dryland Cereals Scholarship Program of the CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Cereals is sponsoring and supporting a call for Doctoral Research Grants. The call is designed to increase agricultural research capacity of dryland cereal crops, i.e. barley, finger millet, pearl millet and sorghum. The application deadline March 30, 2015. Where appropriate, the grantees are »

PPPs: listen to the farmers
March 25, 2014Expert opinion
PPPs: listen to the farmers
Theme: Partnerships

Assuming a joint approach would unleash agricultural potential and strengthen the market, Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) have dominated global food security strategies. The debate highlights several strategies, for example, focusing on the local effects of knowledge-sharing through PPP networks, advocating linkages between sectors, or optimizing trade in a corridor approach. Within these approaches there is »