Harnessing biosciences to advance Africa’s agricultural research

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Harnessing biosciences to advance Africa’s agricultural research

  1. 1. Harnessing biosciences to advance Africa’s agricultural research Biosciences eastern and central Africa – International Livestock Research Institute Hub: BecA-ILRI Hub Ethel Makila http://hub.africabiosciences.org/ FARA AR4D roundtable, 18 March 2014
  2. 2. Outline • Evolution • Strategy • Way forward
  3. 3. Evolution 2002-2007 Establishment phase 2007-2012 Implementation phase 2013-2018 Innovation phase
  4. 4. Strategy – Capacity building • Fellowships • Workshops • Institutional support
  5. 5. Strategy – Research ResponsiveDemand driven Relevant
  6. 6. Strategy – Technology platforms  Mycology & Nutrition analysis  Genomics  Bioinformatics  Diagnostics platform under development
  7. 7. Strategy –Networks
  8. 8. Strategy – Product incubation • Drought resistant sorghum in Sudan • Data on the spread of ECF in South Sudan • Single kernel sorter
  9. 9. Looking forward • Consolidate and capitalize on the investment • Remain relevant • Foster CGIAR-CAADP alignment • Promoting innovation • Resource mobilization
  10. 10. Thank you Ethel Makila Communications Officer BecA-ILRI Hub http://hub.africabiosciences.org e.makila@cgiar.org

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