Role of ICRISAT in Nigeria seed industry development

Ajeigbe, H A and Angarawai, I I and Motagi, B N (2014) Role of ICRISAT in Nigeria seed industry development. In: The National Seed Retreat (organized by the National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC), Federal Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development), December 8-9, 2014, Chelsea Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria.

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The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) is a nonprofit, non-political organization that conducts agricultural research for development in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa with a wide array of partners throughout the world. Covering 6.5 million square km of land in 55 countries, the Semi-arid or Dryland Tropics has over 2 billion people, and 644 million of these are the poorest of the poor. ICRISAT and its partners help empower these poor people to overcome poverty, hunger and a degraded environment through better agriculture. ICRISAT is part of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) consortium. The CGIAR is an informal association of countries, international organisations, and private institutions. It is cosponsored by the World Bank, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). The CGIAR`s main objectives are to sustain food security in developing countries through support to the international agricultural research systems...

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: RP-Grain Legumes
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes
Uncontrolled Keywords: ICRISAT, Nigeria, Seed Industry
Subjects: Others
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2016 09:09
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2017 06:17
Acknowledgement: The paper was presented at the NATIONAL SEED RETREAT :theme “Transforming the Nigeria Seed Industry to Meeting the Goals of Agricultural Transformation Agenda”
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