Building support for regional initiatives

July 15, 2010 at 7:22 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Uzbekistan commends ICARDA. H.E. Elyor Ganiev (right), Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan, with Dr Solh

Agriculture and food security were the focus of discussions at the annual meeting of the Islamic Development Bank group, which comprises the Bank and associated development and financing organizations. The meeting, held in Baku, Azerbaijan, 20-24 June, discussed how the Bank group could help strengthen food security by supporting research and capacity building efforts led by international organizations such as ICARDA. Dr Mahmoud Solh, ICARDA Director General, attended the meeting by special invitation. His presentation highlighted the successes achieved by ICARDA and its partners, and the potential for extending these efforts to more areas. During the meeting, Dr Solh also met with H.E. Elyor Ganiev, Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan. The Uzbek government, which hosts ICARDA regional office in Tashkent, has renewed its commitment to supporting collaborative research programs by ICARDA and national research centers.

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