The tripartite call for proposals Africa/Brazil/France “Fight against desertification in Africa” has been launched and about ten research projects will be supported in 2013. The targeted geographic regions are the African arid and semi-arid regions, especially the areas covered by the Great Green Wall (GGW). All the projects funded will be jointly implemented by scientists from Africa, Brazil and France.
This presentation is under the aegis of the West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF/WECARD). It presents the example of the concrete achievements implemented by two institutions, IRD and CIRAD, which contribute significantly to partnership research programmes in the region and the implementation of CORAF/WECARD long-term strategy.
Enhancing diversity through the use of neglected, underutilized crops and species will not only diversify agro-ecosystems and rotations, but also likely to improve adaptability to extreme climatic conditions, provide resilience to biotic and abiotic stresses and produce harvestable yields where major crops may fail. This will enhance local productivity and yield stability, thus improving local food and nutritional security while sustaining the genetic resources needed to address present and future environmental challenges.
Over the past three years, the World Bank has made a concerted effort to scale-up work in nutrition and is strongly committed to increasing the multisectorality of its investments by supporting nutrition through other relevant sectors, such as agriculture, social protection and education. The Bank's work on nutrition is based on the scale-up of evidence-based interventions, targeted at the most vulnerable populations.
The various AR4D initiatives focusing on improving food security
face similar challenges such as how to link basic biological research at the international level
to its application on the ground in specific countries and contexts, or how to work with
development actors to ensure that research outputs are taken up and promoted. To address
these challenges, AR4D initiatives are finding they need to be more thoughtful, systematic
and intentional in the way they approach their partnering. Are there common lessons
Three priority areas of action for making data and information accessible will be discussed. The first priority area is to improve investment through introduction of sound policies and coordinated global, regional and national approaches. The second priority is to develop organizational capacities to contribute to a global data, information and knowledge commons. The third priority is to make data and information accessible by promoting open content and achieving uptake of open standards.
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