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CGIAR builds its funding and research, including a new program on meat, milk and fish production by and for the poor

CGIAR Research Program on livestock and fish

CGIAR Research Program 3.7: One of the slides in a presentation made by ILRI at the CGIAR Fund Council meeting in Montpellier, France, in April 2011 about the program led by ILRI on ‘More meat, milk and fish by and for the poor’ (image credit: ILRI/Staal).

A new research program of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), More Meat, Milk and Fish by and for the Poor, which is led by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) along with the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), the International Centre for Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) and the WorldFish Centre, is included in a group of six programs that have been approved for funding, as reported in the news blog of Nature, one of the world’s leading scientific journals. Go to this page of the Consortium of International Agricultural Research Centers to see a list of all CGIAR research proposals.

‘One of the world’s major agricultural research networks, the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), has announced progress in a multi-year effort to bump up its funding and overhaul its organization and aims.

‘CGIAR, which involves 15 global research centres and supports some 8,000 scientists and staff, said yesterday that its donors had given approval for six more research programmes worth around $957 million over three years, adding to the five already approved late last year and in April. . . .

‘Three of the new programmes (in wheat; meat, milk & fish; and roots, tubers & bananas) join a list of seven that generally aim to make crops more productive and sustainable. The others relate to policies institutions and markets; agriculture for improved nutrition and health; and aquatic agriculture systems.

‘Around half the funding, or $477.5 million, will come from the newly-created CGIAR Fund, a central pot set up to get donors to make general, unrestricted pledges. (The other half comes from funding that is still aimed at particular programmes or individual research centres, or from private industry partnerships). . . .’

Read the whole article at Nature News Blog: Agriculture network approves $1 billion research programmes, 22 Jul 2011.

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