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Can sustainable intensification be the answer to better seeds, soil and family farming?
I have just attended this year’s World Food Prize, received by the eminent wheat breeder Dr Rajaram, for his successful research on higher yielding and climate resilient wheat varieties, leading to a significant increase in global wheat production. His remarkable work shows that agricultural research can provide solutions to feed over 9 billion by 2050. Yet, there are signs that all pieces of the puzzle are still not in place to respond to the global food challenge.   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 .. 
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