Partners explore new opportunitiesJuly 31, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
Meetings with donor agencies and other partners have helped identify new opportunities for building on the successes achieved by ICARDA’s collaborative research in North Africa and West, South and Central Asia. Dr Mahmoud Solh, ICARDA Director General, visited USA last month, for discussions with USAID, the US Department of Agriculture and the USAID-funded Water and Livelihoods Initiative.
Our partners acknowledge that previous ICARDA collaborative projects have developed a number of technologies in crop improvement, water and land management, post-harvest methods, value addition and other areas. This offers opportunities for targeted investments to scale out these innovations in a number of countries – for example, low-cost technologies to increase water productivity in Egypt, integrated system-based ‘packages’ to improve livelihoods in Pakistan.