CGIAR initiatives on sustainable agricultural development
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CTA. 1990. CGIAR initiatives on sustainable agricultural development. Spore 27. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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In its first major programme since the mid-70s, the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) is planning three new initiatives for increasing and sustaining agricultural development and food production in developing...
In its first major programme since the mid-70s, the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) is planning three new initiatives for increasing and sustaining agricultural development and food production in developing nations, while protecting the environment and renewable resources. This proposal emerged from discussions among leading agricultural researchers and donor members of CGIAR at a meeting held in Washington DC, from 30 October-3 November 1989. The new initiatives are: - the addition of forestry research to CGIAR's mandate in an effort to stem the world-wide degradation of forests, notably in the humid tropics - a review of the work of ten international centres outside the CGIAR system, to determine if their research goals might be merged with existing CGIAR programmes; these are to include centres conducting research on water management, soil fertility, agroforestry, vegetable production and fisheries - consideration of a proposal to establish a vegetable research network in Africa, staffing initially in southern Africa with tomato, onion, cabbage and leafy amaranth, an indigenous African vegetable. Aside from these new initiatives, CGIAR already provides more than US$260 million for research in food crops and livestock to benefit developing countries. Future requirements were presented to the meeting and pledges sought from donors of US$276 million for this year for the continuation of the assistance for the 13 research centres currently supported. CGIAR Secretariat 1818 H Street - NW Washington DC 20433 - USA