Each year, 16 October is recognized worldwide as the International Day of Rural Women. The United Nations (UN) states that the role and contribution of rural women is crucial in enhancing agriculture and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty.
The 92 respondents included national agricultural research institutes, universities, private companies, NGOs and international research organizations. They provided information on institutional priorities, engagement and activities in Strategic Initiatives, as well as priorities for investment and desired outcomes in international agricultural R4D.
Developed with coordination by the CGIAR Generation Challenge Programme and contributions from numerous partners and several key funders, the Integrated Breeding Platform (IBP) offers vanguard technology and quality services for both traditional and modern breeding at low-to-no cost.
Dr. Bram Govaerts, associate director of CIMMYT’s global conservation agricultural program and leader of the joint CIMMYT-government of Mexico major initiative known as as the Sustainable Modernization of Traditional Agriculture (MasAgro), will receive the 2014 Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application.