ICRISAT’s Vision and Strategy for West and Central Africa (WCA) to 2015

ICRISAT, - (2008) ICRISAT’s Vision and Strategy for West and Central Africa (WCA) to 2015. Monograph. International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics , Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh, India.

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ICRISAT WCA, as the apex dryland agricultural research organization for the West and Central Africa, seeks in this document to refine its strategic thinking towards 2015 from 2010. More so, ICRISAT WCA wishes to exemplify the importance and growing vulnerability of its mandated area --- the SAT which is home to a substantial majority of the truly poor people where population growth rates remain very high and the vulnerability of agriculture to the vagaries of weather and the potential of further climate change is high. Additionally, it wishes to articulate more clearly its alignment with the MDGs, CGIAR strategic directions and the new CGIAR System priorities. These are seen to be the necessary basis for future medium term planning (following the Governing Board’s advice in September 2005). These are viewed presently as suitable frameworks on which a robust research strategy can be formulated to account for changes in the likely external environment for the foreseeable future. Likewise, some refinement in earlier thinking is appropriate and timely in response to increasing globalization of markets, greater environmental insecurity, lower prices for agricultural commodities and higher fuel prices, new intellectual property right regimes, the growing importance biotechnology, and research partnerships health, ICT/KM and private sectors and finally the emergence of the Alliance for CGIAR centers (including associated centers such as AVRDC, IFDC) as a major driver in concerted research actions.

Item Type: Monograph (Monograph)
Subjects: Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Mr Sanat Kumar Behera
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2011 13:28
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2011 13:28
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/4065
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