40) CGIAR at the World Book Fair (February 2000)

The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) is all set to show case some of their significant research work, conducted across its world-wide network, at the World Book Fair that will start in N ew Delhi in Pragati Maidan from 5 February.

Joining the show are five CGIAR Centers that include:

  • International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Hyderabad, India
  • International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGRI), Rome, Italy
  • International Service for National Agricultural Research (ISNAR), The Hague, The Netherlands
  • International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • West Africa Rice Development Association (WARDA), Bouake, Cote d'Ivoire

CGIAR's mission is to contribute to food security and poverty eradication in developing countries through research, partnership, capacity building, and policy support, promoting sustainable agricultural development based on the environmentally sound management of natural resources.

As its Chairman Dr Ismail Serageldin says, "The CGIAR is the one international organizations sufficiently capable, flexible, well trusted, and well positioned to keep public-domain science on a socially beneficial and ecologically sustainable course. It is the largest scientific network of its kind."

Today 16 CGIAR Centers around the world are harnessing cutting-edge knowledge to help meet the world's enormous food needs - it is a steadfast allegiance to scientific excellence and the public welfare. All of the benefits of CGIAR research are kept within the public domain, new production and natural resource management technologies and plant varieties are available free to interested parties through the world.

To provide an overview of their agenda, various research activities, and results obtained, the Centers participating in this event will display some of their major publications at the Agriculture Pavilion, International Hall, Stall No. 8 and 9 (near Gate no. 1).

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