Sarah Cummings

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Wageningen University & Research

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Sarah Cummings PhD is working as a researcher on the NL-CGIAR Project 'Improving the effectiveness of public-private partnerships within the CGIAR: knowledge sharing for learning and impact', based at the Knowledge, Technology and Innovation chair group, Wageningen University & Research.


IRRI: developing CGIAR partnerships with the private sector for impact acceleration

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), a member of the CGIAR, aims to improve the health and welfare of those who depend on rice-based agri-food systems, protecting the environmental sustainability of rice farming. In an interview with Remy Bitoun, head of IRRI Tech Transfer, Sarah Cummings discussed the current status of engagement with the private sector from his personal perspective and what initiatives can be scaled up by the CGIAR in the context of OneCGIAR. »

ICRISAT: innovation broker working with private sector

The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) is an international, public sector research centre, part of the CGIAR network, based in Hyderbad, India. ICRISAT’s Digital Agriculture programme, which has received considerable support from senior management, is a self-sufficient research programme with a radical approach. In this programme, ICRISAT plays the role of innovation broker, linking farmers with public-private partnerships (PPPs) and tech startups. An interview with by Sarah Cummings with Ram Dhulipala. »