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IFAD Funds Root and Tuber Crops R & D Program in Asia-Pacific Region

September 26, 2012

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has approved a grant to implement a research and development program for agriculture in the Asia and the Pacific Region. The program, dubbed as Root and Tuber Crops (RTCs) Research and Development for Food Security in the Asia-Pacific Region, seeks to enhance RTCs' contribution to food security in five countries – Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia and the Philippines. Its multi-sectoral partnership brings together agricultural and nutrition research institutes, universities, development NGOs, government agencies for agricultural extension and for trade and investment, and private-sector service providers for business development support.

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