Ghana To Host 6th Africa Agriculture Science Week

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The CGIAR Consortium has confirmed its attendance at the?6th Africa Agriculture Science Week?(AASW), being hosted by The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) in collaboration with the Government of Ghana.? The Week runs from?Monday 15th to Saturday 20th July 2013.

Clement-Kofi-Humado?CGIAR is a global partnership for a food secure future that conducts and disseminates research to improve the lives, livelihoods, and lands of the world’s poorest people.

?CGIAR research is conducted by 15 of the world’s leading development Research Centers and through its 16 global Research Programs, who are partnering with key stakeholders to support Africa feeding Africa. CGIAR contributes to an array of efforts to reduce poverty, improve food security, improve nutrition and health, and sustainably manage natural resources and focuses more than half of its funding on African-focused research (52% in 2012).

?The theme of the Week is “Africa Feeding Africa through Agricultural Science and Innovation“.? In line with this,?CGIAR is committed to supporting African-driven solutions to food security, through strong partnerships with the African Union, The Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP), The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), sub-regional organizations, national agricultural research systems, and other African organizations.

CGIAR is committed to building the research and development capacity of African national systems through collaborative agricultural R4D programs and gender-focused initiatives.

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