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Archive for 2011

ICRISAT: Changing the way we communicate

ICRISAT,  the International Crop Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, sister to the other 14 centers of the CGIAR is holding this week in its headquarters in Hyderabad, India its Annual Research Meeting. Over 150 scientists gathered here from its 6 research locations in Africa and India to design its activities around the recently launched…

An experiment in how best to do R4D: the CPWF launches work on ‘Learning to Innovate’

“Experiments are used by everyone, all the time; whether it’s testing the effects of a drug, or trying to make a new relationship work” (Wikipedia) The Challenge Program on Water and Food is carrying out an experiment in making the relationship between research and development, often referred to as research for development,  work better by…

CPWF focuses on improving coordination and change in its Basin programs

The Challenge Program on Water and Food of the CGIAR is trying to do something different. In their words “through the paradigm of water productivity – developing ways to produce more food within limited water availability – it offers a new approach to natural resources management research within the CGIAR. The CPWF works together with…

Growing Talents: Youth in Agriculture #7 – Eva Schiffer

Our “Growing Talents: Youth in Agriculture” series of interviews, which puts a face to the youth in agricultural research for development (ARD), hears their voices and obtains an insight into their roles, perspectives, experiences and aspirations, continues with Eva Schiffer. This innovative woman talks about the journey that resulted in a successful interview-based mapping tool…

Happy New Year!

As I contemplate the Program’s activities during 2010, I’m wondering how a small team could achieve so much. In the past 12 months, we’ve made inroads with our established initiatives, launched a few new ones, revamped one of our popular applications…