Tuesday, October 30, 2012

China: IRRI Board of Trustees meets in Shenzhen

The IRRI Board of Trustees held its regular October meeting on 15-17 October 2012 in Shenzhen, China.

The venue for the meeting was arranged with support extended by the Chinese Academy of Agriculture Sciences, Beijing Genomics Institute, Shenzhen Institute for Breeding and Innovation (SIBI), and the local governments of Shenzhen.

The IRRI Trustees tackled several important issues on their agenda, including (a) IRRI’s strategy for the establishment and management of its intellectual assets; (b) IRRI's financial report for 2012 and overall operating budget for 2013; (c) status of the Global Rice Science Partnership (GRiSP); and (d) developments in the global CGIAR.

The Trustees also took time out to participate in the launching ceremony of the SIBI. They met with the local government officials of Da Peng—the municipality where the SIBI is located—and of the special administrative region of Shenzhen, more popularly known as the “factory to the world.”

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