Author: Raffy Rico

ICRISAT and partners map out research agenda for a market-oriented and resilient agriculture in West and Central Africa

Hyderabad, India and Bamako, Mali (28 January 2014) – An inclusive, science-based, resilient and market-oriented agriculture is the key to addressing key challenges hampering agricultural growth in West and Central Africa (WCA), and in attaining food and nutrition security, economic prosperity and environmental sustainability in the region. Tackling the question of how agricultural research can make smallholder farming more profitable and sustainable, scientists from the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics’ (ICRISAT) regional and country offices in WCA and from its headquarters in India, convened in Bamako for a regional planning meeting to map out its research agenda. On the challenge of improving the livelihoods of the poorest in the context of climate change, Dr William Dar, ICRISAT Director General, stressed that “Working with our partners, we can deliver on our mission to lift the people out of poverty and ensure food security for the present and future generations without compromising environmental integrity.”  “Inclusiveness means that the very purpose of our research work is to help smallholder farmers out of poverty to self-sufficiency and prosperity,” Dr Dar added. “Smallholder farmers must be given access to scientific innovations designed for the poor, to help them connect to markets, but in a way that builds their own resilience rather than creating dependency.” “Partnerships and collaboration are crucial in a holistic approach to research for development that covers all aspects...

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Masayang nagkamayan sina San Juan City Mayor Guia G. Gomez at San Juan Fire marchal Chief Inspector Gilbert D. Dolot kasama sina Vice Mayor Francis Zamora, District 4 Fire Marshal S/Supt. Fennimore V. Jaudian, Quezon City Dist. Fire Marshal Bobby V. Baruelo at ilang konsehal ng nasabing seyudad, matapos na pasinanayaan kamakailan ang 6th San Juan City Inter Baranggay Olympics sa pinaglaban Shrine na kung saan ito’y bahagi pa rin ng Fire Prevention Month. Pagmamalaki ring ipinarada ang bagong unit na fire truck na kaloob ng DILG sa naturang lungsod. (Raffy Rico/ R....

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