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CTA. 1998. AgriForum. Spore 74. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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AgriForum, a quarterly newsletter, has been launched by the Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA) ASARECA Secretariat P O Box 765, Entebbe, Uganda Fax: +256 42 21126/21070 E-mail: asareca@i
A quarterly newsletter, AgriForum, has been launched by the Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA) to provide information about its regional research networks and programmes, and other activities related to co-operative work in the region. It is being supported by a grant from the Swiss Agency for Development Corporation. ASARECA was established by the 10 National Agricultural Research Institutes of Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda, which recognized that co-operation was essential if the regional research systems were to be effectively and efficiently maintained. The association has a number of successful research networks, for example, agroforestry, root crops, beans, potato and sweet potato, and banana. In 1997 it established three additonal networks: sorghum and millet to be 'backstopped', or provided with an advisory service in the field, by ICRISAT, the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics; maize and wheat, backstopped by CIMMYT, the international centre for research on maize and wheat; and dairy, beef and small ruminants. ASARECA Secretariat P O Box 765, Entebbe, Uganda Fax: +256 42 21126/21070 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org