Research into Africa’s rich Bio-Resources is improving regional food security
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Kjellström, C. 2011. Research into Africa’s rich Bio-Resources is improving regional food security. Video. Nairobi, Kenya: ILRI.
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Sweden has supported capacity building in biotechnology across east Africa for over 10 years. The Sida-backed program now being launched, Bio-Innovate, is moving to research, and to making sure that farmers and communities benefit from the new crop varieties and innovation systems that result from research. Bio-Innovate has a competitive grant-giving mechanism with a purely scientific assessment. While rewarding quality, this system often gives more opportunities to senior male scientists. However, during the next round of project selections new methods to encourage female scientists will be explored (Claes Kjellström, research policy specialist at the Swedish Embassy. He is part of the Regional Team for Environment and Economic Development (REED)).
Video recorded at the Launching of Bio-Innovate Programme, ILRI, Nairobi, 16 March 2011.