Global Conference Sets Priorities for Future of Agricultural Research for Development
More than 600 global participants highlight the need for foresight, investment and partnerships to meet future agricultural targets.
Punta del Este, Uruguay: On the closing day of the Second Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD2), leading experts in the global agricultural research community outlined clear steps for maximising the future impact of scientific innovation on the livelihoods of the world’s poorest smallholder farmers.
In his closing remarks, Frank Rijsberman, CEO of the CGIAR Consortium of International Agricultural Research Centres took a strong position on the commitments his organisation will make following three days of rich discussion. He says: “CGIAR must be held accountable for their results in terms of economic return on investment. We are fully committed to becoming an open access organisation and bring much more of our data online, making the development outcomes we are trying to achieve more visible, in order to hold ourselves…
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