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Making agricultural research for development work for the dryland poor
By the end of December 2014, I will be completing my 15-year journey into the limitless and uncommon opportunities for an inclusive and sustainable development in the drylands – tackling the challenges of poverty, hunger, malnutrition and environmental degradation, and fulfilling a dedication to serve poor rural communities of the world.   Read more
 
   
William D Dar
 
   
African Woman and Child Feature Service   Open Access Week
Orphaned crops get new homes in the hands
of women farmers

Growing orphaned crops-finger millet and sorghum in East Africa has become ‘sexy’ and are fast turning tables by becoming beneficial to farmers who initially abandoned them for maize. More .. 
William Dar advocates easier access to published research

"Locally funded research must be dictated by local needs and priorities." 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 .. 
Happenings   AfroPop Music Video on Healthy Eating--through Beans!   Partnerships
         
Why the Drylands?   Why dryland cereals?   Why grain legumes?
 
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