Strong and dynamic partnerships will be key to addressing the challenges of poverty and food security in Africa; this is the message that Dr. Frank Rijsberman, CEO of the CGIAR Consortium, has been delivering this week at the Africa Agriculture Science Week (AASW) in Accra, Ghana.
‘CGIAR’ was originally the acronym for the ‘Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research’. In 2008, CGIAR redefined itself as a global partnership. To reflect this transformation and yet retain its roots, ‘CGIAR’ was retained as a name. CGIAR is now a global research partnership for a food secure future.