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Speech delivered by Chairman of the CGIAR Consortium Board at the celebration of the 40th Anniversary of CGIAR, at the FAO in Rome. 2 December 2011
Since the CGIAR’s establishment in 1971, its expanding agenda of research has led to important gains in agricultural productivity as well as natural resource management and food policy across the developing world.
This remarkable 40-year performance provides a firm foundation for a forceful response to the daunting challenges that agriculture and rural environments will face over the next 40 years.