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Fulfilling the promise : the role of agricultural research : Repondre aux attentes : le role de la recherche agricole (French)

Agriculture and agricultural research must play an essential role in the endeavor to eradicate poverty and hunger in the world. To this end the speaker provides her own contribution, and vision of prosperity through sustainable development, based on four related pillars: 1) revision of current challenges facing agricultural research; 2) partnerships and institutional arrangements needed in agricultural research and in policy-making to develop and meet the millennium challenges; 3) revision of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) approaches and structures, to adjust the overall vision for agricultural research to the challenges, and opportunities of the early 21st century; and, 4) actions Canada is undertaking through the Canadian International Development Agency in confronting these challenges and opportunities.


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    Whelan, Susan

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    Repondre aux attentes : le role de la recherche agricole

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    agricultural growth, Agricultural Research, agriculture, biodiversity, biotechnology, Canadian International Development Agency, capacity building, CGIAR centers, CGIAR Consultative Group, CIDA, civil society, climate change, commodities, communities, constituencies, Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, crops, Development Goals, development organizations, development process, Development Research, diseases, doubly green revolution, environmental degradation, farm produce, Ford Foundation, green revolution, hunger, incomes, Innovation, international agricultural research Centers, International Fund for Agricultural Development, Kellogg Foundation, knowledge sharing, natural resources, OPEC Fund for International Development, plant genetic resources, poverty reduction, private sector, Rockefeller Foundation, rural development, safe water, scientists, seeds, sustainable development, technology adoption, United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Environment Programme,



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Whelan, Susan

Fulfilling the promise : the role of agricultural research : Repondre aux attentes : le role de la recherche agricole (French). Sir John Crawford Memorial Lecture Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.