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Are we really tackling the challenge of improving livelihoods for poor farmers?
Agricultural research for development, including the consortium of research centres CGIAR, is regularly assessed to ensure money is being wisely spent on effective measures to promote better lives for rural communities. 2014 is the African Union Year of Agriculture and Food Security and the 10th Year of the Comprehensive Africa Agricultural Development Programme, which is also being reviewed for its success in improving food and nutrition security.   Read more
 
   
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James Bolger affirms support, as ICRISAT Ambassador of Goodwill, for science-based solutions to poverty and hunger

“The world will have to feed 10 billion people by 2050. Today, a billion people are hungry and about 3 billion are not eating well. To overcome poverty, hunger and malnutrition, science is an essential component that must be behind all our efforts,” said Rt. Hon James Bolger, former Prime Minister of New Zealand and Chair of the World Agricultural Forum (WAF) Advisory Board. More ...  
John Kerin named ICRISAT Ambassador of Goodwill

The Hon John Kerin AM, Chair of the Crawford Fund and former Australian national Minister for Primary Industries and Energy, and for Trade and Overseas Development, has been appointed as an international Ambassador of Goodwill for ICRISAT – the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics. This is a role that recognizes that 75% of the world’s extremely poor people live in the rural areas and are dependent on agriculture, and so the best way to overcome poverty is to make farming profitable. More ...  
  Appointment of new ICRISAT Director General
The Governing Board of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr David Bergvinson as the next Director General of ICRISAT for a five-year term, effective January 01, 2015. Dr Bergvinson is currently with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle, USA, as Senior Program Officer, Crop Value Chains and Digital Design for Agriculture Development. More ...  
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