Monday, January 31, 2011

CAADP Pillar 4 Workshop

AfricaRice contributed to the discussion on the implications of CGIAR reform for investment in research for development in Africa at the workshop ‘Investing in a knowledge and information base for African agriculture: A workshop for CAADP Pillar 4 institutions and development partners to discuss mobilization and harmonization of support for Pillar 4 initiatives’, held in Zurich, Switzerland from 31 January to 4 February.

The workshop was attended by over 80 participants representing the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) Pillar 4 institutions, CAADP institutions supporting other pillars, organizations supporting agricultural research at global and Africa levels, the Africa Union Commission (AUC) and 11 development partners.

Participants recommended stronger links among research, development partners, advisory services and higher education in agriculture in the context of Pillar 4.