Tuesday, September 24, 2013

India: IRRI’s work in South Asia presented at agri econ meet

Senior scientist Takashi Yamano shared about IRRI’s collaborative research programs, implemented under the Institute’s Social Sciences Division, during the 21st annual conference of the Agricultural Economics Research Association (AERA) held at Srinagar.

Dr. Yamano joined other representatives from the CGIAR who also presented about their respective work in South Asia conducted in collaboration with national agricultural research and extension systems.

The AERA conference aims to provide a platform for young researchers and students to promote their work and interact with senior researchers. Many students and representatives of research institutes indicated interest in working with IRRI.

Mamta Mehar of the IRRI India office also presented a paper, Trends in crop diversification by agroecological zones of India, in one of the technical sessions.

The conference was held on 10-13 September 2013 at the Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology in Kashmir, Srinagar.

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