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Growing Talents: Youth in Agriculture #8 – Lieven Claessens

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 Lieven Claessens. This young scientist talks about an event in Uganda that changed his life and how…

Seeds and climate change: two stories from India

Ever wondered what seeds and genebanks have to do with climate change? Looking for a good story of agricultural research impact on food security in layman’s terms? Our social media agitator Peter Casier posted two great stories with interviews on the blog of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)…

Mini Share Fair on agricultural water management uses a (reverse) Rubik’s cube method

The Rubik’s cube is a three-dimensional puzzle that is solved by using a pivot mechanism to turn the faces independently until each one displays a solid colour (Wikipedia), thereby achieving homogeneity. At the mini Share Fair on agricultural water management that I facilitated on 3 February 2011 on the campus of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Addis Ababa,…

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…