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Global Partnership to Boost Africa's Ag Research

February 6, 2013

The Consortium of International Agricultural Research Centers (CGIAR Consortium) and the African Union Commission (AUC) have signed a Memorandum of Agreement in Nairobi, Kenya for a program that will boost agricultural research and productivity in Africa. Aimed to create a food secure future for Africa, the collaboration will support the efforts of research institutions in Kenya, and in continental Africa.

Piers Bocock, director of knowledge management and communications at the CGIAR Consortium said that the project will realize science-based agricultural transformations and advance science and technology agendas, and that research will focus on Africa's most pressing agricultural challenges.

More information about this is available at http://www.scidev.net/en/agriculture-and-environment/news/global-partnership-launched-to-drive-africa-s-agricultural-research-.html.