Demand-Driven Breeding Research - Partners' Priorities
A CGIAR delegation led by Mr. Aly Abousabaa, ICARDA Director General and CGIAR Regional Director CWANA, recently concluded a series of high-level consultations with National Agricultural Research and Extension Systems (NARES) representatives to harness guidance on priorities for the partner-led ICARDA breeding research agenda, including variety promotion under the Fragility to Resilience CWANA and Seed equal initiatives until 2030.
Through regular engagement with stakeholders, CGIAR’s collaborative approach ensures that its research agendas align with the needs and demands of the countries and communities it serves. In Istanbul, ICARDA’s leadership and representatives of CGIAR’s Accelerated Breeding Initiative gathered with leaders of 14 national partners active in assessing and releasing ICARDA’s climate-smart germplasm. The NARES leadership defined their priorities through three days of frank and constructive discussion. A co-signed Aide, Memoire will steer ICARDA’s ground-breaking and partner-led breeding portfolio over the next seven years.