Three CGIAR-related blogs we’ve come across recently:
Rural Climate Exchange: Connecting agricultural and environmental science to the climate change agenda
“The Centers supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and their partners generate a wealth of knowledge that can better enable rural people in developing countries to mitigate climate change and adapt to its impacts. The purpose of this blog is to help bring such knowledge to light, so it can better serve global efforts to cope with climate change.“
Crop Genebank Knowledge Base Blog: this is the blog of the Crop Genebank Knowledge Base promoted by the Systemwide Genetic Resources Programme (SGRP).
The Regional Plan in eastern and southern Africa, is the evolving, collaborative program of a network of the fifteen CGIAR Centers with Sub-Regional Organizations, FARA, regional networks and voluntary partners primarily from national agricultural institutes and universities that aims to add value to ongoing agricultural research in eastern and southern Africa.
Our colleagues at the ESA Regional Plan have recently published two reports based on the data collected in the CGIAR Research Map in Africa, powered by CGMap and based on the Google engine behind the system:
- An Analysis of the Agricultural Components That CGIAR Centers Deal In (ILRI, IITA and CIAT)
- It is estimated that 70 % of the CGIAR Centers are partnering with NARS partners – Myth or Fact!
By the way, the CGIAR Research Map in Africa was selected as one of the top ten entries in the 2009 Science Forum Poster Competition on the theme “ICTs: Enabling Agricultural Science to Be a Social Endeavour”. Check the announcement on the GFAR Website.
Special thanks to Simone Staiger and Evelyn Katingi for sharing the good news.
What else is out there? Post a comment and let us all know!