CGIAR commits to mainstreaming breeding for mineral and vitamin traits into conventional food crop development programs.
Consortium News Author: Frank Rijsberman
Last week I attended the Economist’s Feeding the World 2014 event which brought together a broad spectrum of high-level luminaries from science, business, policy and politics. I was asked what the role of technology could be in solving the global food security challenge.
Nobody will be surprised that in dry areas water is scarce. For dry areas the core problem is that growing food requires much more water than all other uses combined, that is to say, in dry areas there just isn’t enough water to grow food.
In January 2013 I first shared my reflections on the CGIAR Consortium’s achievements from the past year, and on the challenges facing us in the year ahead.Positive response from readers of that document encouraged me to try again this year.
We are very pleased to share for consultation with CGIAR partners and stakeholders drafts of the 2014 CGIAR Strategy and Results Framework Management Update and the Guidance for the CRP 2nd Call