Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Monday, June 30, 2014

CGIAR consortium research in Africa interview

20 June 2014. Two years ago, Frank Rijsberman took over as the CEO of CGIAR consortium, a global partnership that brings together organisations with interest in research and development for a food secure future. SciDev.Net talks to him about his priorities for achieving food security in Sub-Saharan Africa, some successes and key research challenges of CGIAR consortium. See article

He answers following questions:
  • After two years in office, what have been your priority areas of action and key achievements?
  • What are some of your focus areas in the next few years, especially for Sub-Saharan Africa, and why?
  • Why is it that many African countries are still food insecure?
  • What is CGIAR consortium doing to address these challenges?
  • Africa is grappling with youth unemployment. How can the youth be enticed to agriculture?

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