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Africa’s Food Security Depends on Nature’s Revival

Africa’s Food Security Depends on Nature’s Revival “Prepare now for the solutions of tomorrow” is a Congolese proverb that could easily serve as a motto for a global community facing the…

Field trials of rice established by AfricaRice breeder Negussie Zenna in Antisirabe. Dozens of different rice types from Madagascar and beyond are grown in small rows and monitored through the season. The trial includes two new cold-tolerant varieties released in the country’s highlands in 2015 through an international research effort.

Biodiversity protection “window of opportunity is closing,” warn scientists at COP15

Biodiversity protection “window of opportunity is closing,” warn scientists at COP15 Authorities are trying to adopt a new set of goals to prevent and reverse the loss of nature. At COP15 in…

Rice terraces at different stages of maturity in a Betsileo village. Betsileo communities in the central highlands are especially renowned for their advanced rice farming. Wherever a flat surface exists – or can be built – rice can be planted. The farmers sow a wide assortment of local types at different times, employing irrigation to grow some in the dry season and waiting for the rainy season to plant others. This diversity is all at once a source of efficiency, security, cultural identity, and pride.


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Sonja Vermeulen

Sonja Vermeulen is Managing Director of Genetic Innovation, CGIAR.
She has served as Director of Programs at the CGIAR System Organization since 2019, coordinating the delivery of the CGIAR…

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Bernard Lehmann

Bernard Lehmann is an Agricultural and Food Economist. He is the Chairman of the Steering Committee of the High-Level Panel of Experts at the UN Committee on World Food Security and Nutrition (CFS)…

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Joachim von Braun

Joachim von Braun is a Distinguished Professor for Economics and Technical Change at Bonn University’s Center for Development Research. His main areas of expertise include research on development…

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Jean-Christophe Gouache

An Agricultural Engineering graduate of the National Agronomic Institute in Paris, Jean-Christophe’s passion for plant breeding is well known.
Jean-Christophe spent 38 years with Limagrain, up…

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Mercedes Aráoz

H.E. Mercedes Aráoz is a Peruvian economist and politician. Currently, she is a Professor of Economics at the Universidad del Pacífico’s School of Public Policy and Management in Lima, Peru.

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Masaru Iwanaga

Dr. Masa Iwanaga is Special Advisor and former President of Japan’s International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS), a National Research and Development Agency under the auspices of…

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