G20 Activities in the CGIAR
A significant date in the CGIAR calendar is the 12th-13th September 2011, when the “G20 Conference on Agriculture Research for Development” will take place in Montpellier, France.
The event’s title “Promoting Scientific Partnerships for Food Security” highlights the important role of agricultural research to tackle poverty reduction and to improve food security. We are pleased to see the topic receiving the high-level political recognition that is required for a sustained change.
How will the CGIAR contribute towards the goals of the G20?
Increasing agriculture production and productivity was clearly put on top of the G20 Agriculture Ministers’ priorities in order to fight worldwide hunger and improve food security. The CGIAR Consortium’s mandate of using science and technology to eradicate hunger and poverty on a global level fits well with the G20 objectives.
- G20 International Conference on Agriculture Research for Development – Round-up
- “9 Billion to Feed: Small Farmer Partnerships Beat Hunger, Poverty”
- “We are not going to have global-scale research for development without appropriate scientific partnerships”
- CGIAR addresses the G20:“Food security in a state of urgency”
- Le Consortium du CGIAR est né: Premières signatures de l’accord
- The CGIAR Consortium is born: First signatures on the agreement
- To feed the world, keep farmers at the center of G20 agenda
- G20 Experts to Meet on Food Security Solutions
- G20 eyes increased support for farm research
- G20 faces obstacles in its efforts to spread good farming practices