Intergovernmental Process

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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CIAT Formalizes Climate Change and Biodiversity Partnership in Colombia [viewed]

December 2010: The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) has formalized a framework agreement with the Colombian Corporation of Agricultural Research (Corpoica) and the Colombian Ministry of Agriculture to find solutions to help farmers confront climate change and assist in the development of the Colombian Orinoquia and Altillanura.

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Event: 2011 World Water Week [viewed]

The theme for the 2011 conference is “Responding to Global Changes - Water in an Urbanising World."  

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ICRISAT Releases Strategic Plan to 2020 [viewed]

December 2010: The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) has released its strategic plan to 2020, titled "ICRISAT Strategic Plan to 2020: Inclusive Market-Oriented Development for Smallholder Farmers in the Tropical Drylands."

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CIFOR Publishes Report on Land Use Competition from Biofuel Expansion [viewed]

December 2010: The Center For International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has released a paper titled "Potential land use competition from first-generation biofuel expansion in developing countries."

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Bioversity International Launches Online Learning Tool on ITPGR Implementation [viewed]

14 December 2010: Bioversity International, a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), has published an online learning tool on the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGR).

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