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Bridging the gap between research and development
Bridging the Gap
Wednesday May 3, 2017 Image: capacity4dev
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm


External Cooperation Infopoint
Rue de la loi 43
Brussels, 1040 Belgium
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External Cooperation Infopoint

This InfoPoint Lunchtime Conference “Bridging the gap between research and development: how to bring innovation to farmers” will present knowledge and technologies, generated from research, that are drivers of sustainable agricultural growth.

Effective and targeted research can help lift farmer incomes, reduce poverty and has a knock on effect on other sectors. Research partnerships that address mutually agreed problems and co-develop solutions are the means to long lasting individual food security, and producing surpluses for sale. Nonetheless, in an effort to achieve quick impact, the importance of research in development is often overlooked despite its high return on investment. Bridging the gap between agricultural research and development is essential to break down silos and develop creative solutions for some of the world’s most vulnerable populations.

Infopoint Lunchtime Conference

Introduction by Bernard Rey, Deputy Head of Unit , DEVCO C1 – Rural Development, Food Security, Nutrition

Presentation from Martin Kropff, Director General of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) and Interim Chair of the CGIAR System Management Board

For more information and the link to web-streaming, please click here. 

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