Intergovernmental Process

iPlant Collaborative Signs MOU with CGIAR Generation Challenge Programme [viewed]

25 January 2011: iPlant Collaborative has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Generation Challenge Programme (GCP) of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) for the development of the GCP's Integrated Breeding Platform.

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CIAT Releases Video Diary on Importance of Wild Crop Diversity [viewed]

3 February 2011: In a video diary taken at Kew Gardens in London, UK, Andy Jarvis, senior scientist at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), stressed the importance of conserving wild relatives of agricultural species.

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IITA Coordinates Release of Improved Soybean Varieties [viewed]

21 January 2011: Malawi and Nigeria have released three new soybean varieties developed by national research institutes in coordination with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA).

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IRRI and Partner Release Drought-tolerant Rice [viewed]

21 January 2011: The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and Nepal Agricultural Research Institute have released three new drought-tolerant rice varieties in Nepal.

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ASEAN Focuses on Socioeconomic Aspects of Sustainable Forest Management
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20 January 2011: As reported in the Bulletin of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for January 2011, ASEAN officials met on 19 January 2011 to discuss the integration of socioeconomic aspects in sustainable forest management, as part of the implementation of the ASEAN-Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change.

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International Potato Center Adds Nutritional Value to Potatoes through Selective Breeding [viewed]

January 2011: In order to combat iron deficiency found in many rural communities, the International Potato Center (CIP) has engaged in biofortification efforts to develop potato strains that are rich in iron and ascorbic acid, which contributes to individuals' ability to absorb iron.

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IRRI Publication Highlights Potential for "Green Super Rice" [viewed]

January 2011: The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) has released its January to March edition of "Rice Today," with an article on a project for new rice varieties that use water and fertilizer more efficiently, are high-yielding and are disease resistant.

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EU, Cape Verde Initial Fisheries Protocol [viewed]

4 January 2011: The European Commission, on behalf of the EU, and Cape Verde initialed a three-year protocol setting fishing possibilities for EU vessels in Cape Verde's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), and foreseeing a total EU financial contribution of EUR 435,000.

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International Potato Center Publishes Catalogue on Clones and Improved Potato Varieties [viewed]

5 January 2011: The International Potato Center (CIP) has developed a catalogue for researchers and industry of potato varieties available from CIP.

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International Potato Center Enters Partnership with Emphasis on Potato Adaptation [viewed]

5 January 2011: The International Potato Center (CIP) has signed a renewed agreement with the Pisaq Potato Park's Association of Communities.

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