DR Congo gets research boost

14 February, 2011 by (comments)

The EU has donated EUR8 million to dramatically boost the scientific capacity of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) reported today. DR Congo is the site of important agricultural and forestry research being led by the FAO, in collaboration with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and the International InstituteRead More …

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Ushering in the age of biofortification

14 February, 2011 by (comments)

Policymakers should incorporate nutrition and farming, if the world is going to rise to the challenges of hunger, malnutrition, and a growing population. That’s the message from the Leveraging Agriculture for Improving Nutrition and Health conference in New Delhi, India, organized by CIAT’s CGIAR sister-center the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Experts at the conference have called for moreRead More …

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