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AfricaRice hybrid rice varieties spark seed companies’ interest in Africa

strong interest from key stakeholders, especially seed companies and farmers, during field days at africarice research station in m’bé, côte d’ivoire, 26-27 june 2019. the field days to showcase the performance of africarice-developed hybrids were organized by the rice value chain compact of the ‘technologies for african agricultural transformation (taat)’ program, which is funded by[…]

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AfricaRice teams up with national partners to sustainably intensify rice-based systems in Africa

2019, abidjan, côte d’ivoire. the africa rice center (africarice), in close collaboration with national partners, has launched a high-potential project in which research will be put in to effective use to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in africa by promoting a range of sustainable intensification and diversification innovations for rice-based systems, while reducing their[…]

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Dashboards

the cgiar dashboards and decision registers provide access to information on cgiar results, financials, trust fund and governance decisions. the dashboards have been designed with users in mind, offering different filters and ways to view the data.results dashboardthe results dashboard presents yearly results achieved by the cgiar research programs and platforms, providing access both to[…]

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AfricaRice Science Week 2019 adopts a forward-looking perspective

over five days, more than 70 participants, consisting mainly of africarice scientists, as well as key technical partners and value chain ac to rs from côte d’ivoire met at the science week 2019 to discuss ongoing work, progress, modes of partnership and research support. the science week was held, 11-15 february 2019, at africarice’s main research[…]

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CGIAR System Annual Performance Report 2018

in a new series of cgiar annual performance reports which reflect the system-wide results reporting systems. the report presents evidence on progress, offers a reflection on fac to rs that help cgiar move from research results to achieving practical impacts on the ground, and discusses how cgiar worked to improve its performance in 2018. the[…]

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Strategy

cgiar’s strategy defines our three goals: to reduce poverty, improve food and nutrition security, and improve natural resources and ecosystem services. it provides the strategic direction to deliver on our mission and contribute to the sustainable development goals.[…]

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A new era for food and climate:
Driving transformative actions

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International Day of Women and Girls in Science: We’re celebrating with WIRES

muzna alvi speakers: jemimah njuki and tamara muthoni; marie ruel, julie ruel-bergeron and sarah ruel-bergeron; ruth meinzen-dick and laura meinzen-dick 20:00 - cimmyt (mexico city, mexico) discussion topics: women who go the extra mile: scientific excellence and community at cimmyt opening welcome: kevin pixley moderator: madeline dahm speakers: kate dreher and rahel assefa    […]

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AfricaRice Dr Robert Carsky Award for 2019

dr robert carsky who served as agronomist at africarice. the carsky award is conferred on staff, who have demonstrated high standards of excellence and made exceptional contributions to rice research, training and research support. two awards are given every year, one to an internationally recruited staff (irs) and the other to a general support staff[…]

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Baffled scientists, boreal forest wipeout and Norway ditches dirty palm oil

Forests News delves into last week's headlines from around the globe

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CCAFS @ Climate Week NYC | Transforming rural livelihoods through effective climate services

a public seminar organized by the ccafs flagship on climate services and safety nets and the international research institute for climate and society (iri) at columbia university to coincide with climate week nyc, to highlight past and future development impacts enabled by synergies between iri climate science and cgiar agricultural science. about the event the[…]

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International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)

of the world’s poor. challenges such as increasing populations, dwindling natural resources, and the adverse effects of climate change are threatening the world’s rice supply and leading to food and nutrition insecurity. the international rice research institute (irri) is the world’s premier research organization dedicated to reducing poverty, hunger, and malnutrition through rice science. we[…]

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The modern face of breeding programs: gender fatigued no more

nthawajuni variety spread throughout the country, dominating 80% of the planted area? perplexing, isn’t it? wouldn’t it make more sense that those varieties that were supposedly tailored to the market would be those adopted? in this example, this clearly wasn’t the case. so, why didn’t this work? in malawi, pigeon pea production, harvest, preparation and[…]

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AfDB-TAAT promotes trailblazing hybrid rice technology adapted to Africa

shows a yield advantage of 15‒20% over the best conventionally bred varieties (inbreds) grown under the same conditions. it can provide an avenue for african rice farmers to boost rice yields and improve profitability. moreover, hybrid rice seed production can be a lucrative business for seed companies and create employment opportunities for africa’s youth. as[…]

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Best of Landscape News 2018

Our pick of this year's top 10 stories The post Best of Landscape News 2018 appeared first on Landscape News.

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CGIAR Performance Report 2019 now available online

An online report detailing research-to-impact results in 2019 across the CGIAR System is now available. The CGIAR Performance Report 2019: Transforming the Global Food System is the third in a series of annual reports on CGIAR performance, drawing on System-wide data. CGIAR Performance Report 2019: Transforming the Global Food System CGIAR in 2019 focused its

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The ascent of women: A replay of a few of our favourite feminist pieces

the a scent of women: a replay of a few of our favourite feminist pieces continue reading →[…]

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Kenyan President Kenyatta headlines conference at ILRI Nairobi on innovations in Kenya’s agricultural sector

Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta addressed the 400 guests at the national conference of the Feed the Future Accelerating Value Chain Development project at ILRI on 27 Apr 2018. Continue reading →

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Charting the Path to Peace: Who Bears the Burden of Climate Variability in Indonesia?

security explores the role of climate and food systems for lasting peace. we do this through multidisciplinary research and by building strong networks with partners who want to contribute directly or indirectly to climate security and peacebuilding. find out more and read all our latest stories. recordings of the webinar sessions are available here. the webinar is also[…]

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Better foresight for climate resilience: New e-learning course and toolkit launched

a new e-learning course has been launched by the sadc futures project* to promote climate-resilient agricultural development. the e-learning course comes after a 6-part webinar series, and is designed to be engaging, fun and convenient for your busy sc...[…]

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SADC Futures Webinar Series

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Agriculture Advantage 2.0: An event series at COP24

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Climate Security in the Sahel

security explores the role of climate and food systems for lasting peace. we do this through multidisciplinary research and by building strong networks with partners who want to contribute directly or indirectly to climate security and peacebuilding. find out more and read all our latest stories. this blog post is one part of the 6-outputs[…]

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Sustainable Finance for Peace

security explores the role of climate and food systems for lasting peace. we do this through multidisciplinary research and by building strong networks with partners who want to contribute directly or indirectly to climate security and peacebuilding. find out more and read all our latest stories. this blog post is one part of the 6-outputs[…]

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Four (very) short stories of ‘Aha!’ moments—when the central importance of gender issues really hit home

below, in answer to the request for news of people's 'aha' moments regarding their understanding of the central importance of gender in agricultural development, are four such stories from ilri staff. continue reading →[…]

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EU strikes palm oil blow, kids bunk off for their future, air pollution worse than smoking

Forests News delves into last week's headlines from around the globe

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Ivorian seed producers trained in quality rice seed production at AfricaRice M’bé Research Station

was organized as part of the south-south cooperation between fao and venezuela entitled "partnership for the development of sustainable rice-based systems in sub-saharan africa." it was initiated to support the national rice development strategy (nrds). the main objective of the training workshop was to equip the seed producers with up-to-date knowledge, principles, best practices and[…]

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Celebrating CGIAR “Global Gatekeepers” of Crop Diversity

the world, and the magic that they have helped make happen.” the crop trust’s charlotte lusty, who coordinates the cgiar genebank platform, said: “these awards could not go to more deserving, dedicated people. over the last few years i’ve seen first-hand their passion and commitment to the conservation of crop diversity, and their profound understanding of why[…]

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Request for Proposals: Procurement Support Services (Deadline: March 10)

*deadline has been extended until march 10, 2021* what we are seeking: the cgiar system organization (system organization or so) is seeking a partner or service provider to support its procurement activities including, sourcing for capable suppliers, developing bid documents, managing rfx process, bid analysis, and reporting and supplier management. the contract will cover the[…]

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Charting the Path to Peace: Who Bears the Burden of Climate Variability in Vietnam?

security explores the role of climate and food systems for lasting peace. we do this through multidisciplinary research and by building strong networks with partners who want to contribute directly or indirectly to climate security and peacebuilding. find out more and read all our latest stories. recordings of the webinar sessions are available here. the webinar is also[…]

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