Tuesday, July 20, 2010

IDRC celebrates 40 years of support to agriculture research in Africa

IRDC Looks to the Past as Springboard to Future

Since 1970 International Development Research Centre of Canada (IDRC) has supported research towards increasing agriculture productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa. IDRC discussed its cutting edge work in agriculture support at the side event at the 5th Agriculture Science Week FARA conference.

The IRDC affirmed its commitment to moving forward in the next decade to focus intently on food security with priority areas being: productivity improvement; value chains; commodity markets; food policy and territorial dynamics.

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