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    Jennifer ThomsonCouncil Member

    Tackling the Hard Questions Head On to Define Tomorrow’s Research Agenda: Let the Countdown to Science Forum 2018 Begin!

    In just under six months’ time Science Forum 2018 – Win more, lose less: Capturing synergies between SDGs through agricultural research, will take place in Stellenbosch, South Africa (10-12 October). SF18 is organized by the CGIAR’S Independent Science and Partnership Council (ISPC) and co-hosted by the South African Agricultural Research Council .

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    Fiona BottiglieroKnowledge Management Specialist

    Policy Seminar: Integrating Research and Natural Resource Management for Sustainable Agriculture

    As the world becomes more aware of the growing threats to our natural resource base—climate change, population growth, urbanization, and much more—researchers need to think deeply about how the questions they ask and the tools they employ help address complex questions about sustainable agriculture practices and principles.

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    James Stevenson Agricultural Research Officer

    Scaling Up DNA Fingerprinting for Crop Variety Identification

    DNA fingerprinting is the process through which genetic material is extracted from a sample taken from an individual plant, or population of plants, in a field and then compared to a known set of genetic profiles – referred to as a “library” of reference samples.

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    Fiona BottiglieroKnowledge Management Specialist

    Farm Size and Productivity - Lessons from Recent Literature

    In his recent paper, Douglas Gollin (Professor of Development Economics in the Department of International Development at Oxford University and ex-ISPC member and SPIA Chair) explores the issues of farm size and productivity and how these reflect policies and markets. To what extent should development strategies prioritize smallholder agriculture?