BGRI 2009- 2014: An effective platform for global coordination

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BGRI 2009- 2014: An effective platform for global coordination

  1. 1. An  Effec(ve  Pla-orm  for   Global  Coordina(on   The  Borlaug  Global  Rust   Ini(a(ve  2009-­‐2014:   Sarah  Davidson  Evanega  (snd2@cornell.edu)   Linda.McCandless@cornell.edu  
  2. 2. What’s working, and how do we keep improving?
  3. 3. Focus  on   the  farmer  
  4. 4. 2005  
  5. 5. The  global  BGRI  partnership  today    
  6. 6. Globally  Coordinated   Surveillance  Community  
  7. 7. Strengthening  surveillance  
  8. 8. Interna(onal   Screening  Nurseries  
  9. 9. CGIAR  wheat  breeding  -­‐  readiness   and  commitment  to  deliver    
  10. 10. Embracing  our  future   Photo: CIMMYT
  11. 11. Embracing  our  future  
  12. 12. Leadership  
  13. 13. Leadership  
  14. 14. Advocacy     Na(onal  ini(a(ves  for  local  and  global  progress   Photos: Les Szabo
  15. 15. Communica(on  
  16. 16. GeOng  the  message  out  
  17. 17. Take  it  to  the  farmer  
  18. 18. Success  is   possible  !  
  19. 19. Gene  stewardship  
  20. 20. Gene  stewardship  starts  with   knowing  what  you’ve  got!  
  21. 21. Name  those  genes:   Nice  poster  examples  this  week                    #92    
  22. 22. Dr  Malaker  et  al      #80  
  23. 23. BGRI  mee(ng  in  2009  
  24. 24. BGRI  in  2009  
  25. 25. “I  am  but  one  member  of   a  vast  team  made  up  of   many  organiza5ons,   officials,  thousands  of   scien5sts,  and  millions  of   farmers  -­‐  mostly  small   and  humble  -­‐  who  for   many  years  have  been   figh5ng  a  …  war  on  the   food  produc5on  front.”  
  26. 26. Our  fight  against  hunger  con(nues….  
  27. 27. Take  it  to  the   farmer:       We  s(ll  have   work  to  do!  
  28. 28. Thank  YOU!  

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