Blog PostJeroen Dijkman, Senior Agricultural Research Officer
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The breeding and dissemination of improved crop varieties has been a central feature of CGIAR research since the earliest days of the Green Revolution. In an era in which aid dollars invested in agricultural research are subject to ever-closer scrutiny regarding value for money, it is hard to think of more important ‘results’ on which CGIAR needs data than...
If you think seriously about what it will take to achieve SDGs 1 and 2, you quickly realize that it needs an immense, focused and coordinated effort on the part of many people and organizations over the next decade. You will also see that agriculture – and the way we manage it – plays a key role.
Launched to address the twin imperatives of climate change and feeding a growing population, the Financial Times (FT) Summit aimed to bring together experts and practitioners from across the value chain in a unique forum to explore the future of crop production and debate the trends.
Foresight is a fundamental work stream of the ISPC as it helps us understand the complexities of the global context in which the CGIAR operates.
The ISPC open meetings provide a chance for various members of the CGIAR community to report and reflect on the issues arising from each work stream. This year’s meeting was hosted by the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) at their offices in Rabat, Morocco, (18-19 September).