Board of Trustees meets in EthiopiaOctober 30, 2010 at 6:25 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
The 48th meeting of ICARDA’s Board of Trustees was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 17-21 October. The open sessions were hosted by the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR). The participants included not only the Board, but also scientists and management from both institutions, heads of the national research programs in Ethiopia and Sudan, representatives from donor agencies and international organizations, and other partners.
The meeting was opened by H.E. Mitiku Kassa, State Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development, and Mr Henri Carsalade, ICARDA Board Chair. Mr Carsalade, on behalf of the Board, thanked the Ethiopian government and EIAR for hosting the meeting. “EIAR and ICARDA have worked together for more than 30 years – it is therefore fitting that we are meeting at EIAR’s headquarters”, he said. “Ethiopian scientists have played a key role in collaborative research programs, particularly in legume crops, barley and wheat. And they are continuing to generate international public goods that are being used in both Africa and Asia.”