ICAR-Central Research Institute of Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad and National Academy of Agricultural Sciences-Hyderabad chapter jointly organized a Guest Lecture on “Role of CGIAR in Indian National Agricultural Research System” by Dr. David Bergvinson, Director General, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Hyderabad at ICAR-CRIDA on 13th March 2015.
Dr David Bergvinson in his lecture highlighted that the CGIAR system is committed to reduce poverty and hunger, improve human health and nutrition, and enhance ecosystem resilience through high end science research. He felt that there is a need for stronger coordination and complementarity between ICAR and CGIAR institutions. He suggested action plan for strategic partnerships that accelerate the development and delivery of farmer-preferred technologies in dryland areas.
Dr Ch Srinivasa Rao, Director, CRIDA, welcomed the delegates and appraised that the main purpose of guest lecture was to further strengthen the linkage between ICAR institutes/SAUs with the ICRISAT.
Dr. Peter Carberry, DDG and Dr Anthony Whitbread, Director, Resilient Dryland Systems, ICRISAT, Dr A. Padmaraju, Vice-Chancellor, ANGRAU, Dr D. Rama Rao, Director, ICAR-NAARM, Directors of ICAR Institutes, Fellows of NAAS from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, and scientists from CRIDA, NRSA and representatives from NGOs participated in the event
(Source: ICAR-Central Research Institute of Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad)