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PRESERVING THE CORE, STIMULATING PROGRESS: CIP’s Vision Statement

CIP’s Vision Statement

The International Agricultural Research Centers must take a longer term perspective on research. Longer term research planning by a center can only be done effectively if there is a vision for the center. In times of change, a well-articulated vision is also critical in order to provide guidelines for decision …
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SCALING UP IN AGRICULTURE, RURAL DEVELOPMENT, AND NUTRITION

Taking successful development interventions to scale is critical if the world is to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and make essential gains in the fight for improved agricultural productivity, rural incomes, and nutrition. How to support scaling up in agriculture, rural development, and nutrition, however, is a major challenge. …
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Roots and Tubers in the Global Food System: A Vision Statement to the Year 2020

Roots and tubers have myriad and complex parts to play in feeding the world in the coming decades. Far from being one sort of crop that serves one specific purpose, they will be many things to many—very many—people. In some cases, they will mean the difference between subsistence and achieving …
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ROOTS AND TUBERS IN THE GLOBAL FOOD SYSTEM: A Vision Statement to the Year 2020

In 1995, TAC commissioned an Inter-Centre Review of Root and Tuber Crops Research in the CGIAR, and that group’s final report was submitted in April 1996. Among its findings, the review recommended that the Centers working on these crops prepare, in consultation with nonCGIAR members, “a comprehensive, documented text that …
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Sweetpotato Education, Research and Capacity Development through a CIP-Orissa Learning Site

CIP began systematic research on sweetpotato in 1985. Since then CIP scientists have studied and promoted sweetpotato as a means to help reduce extreme poverty, hunger and malnutrition, to increase food security, and to improve sustainable livelihoods for the world’s poorest and most vulnerable populations. CIP has conducted training and …
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