Thursday, February 27, 2014

World Food Programme and IRRI team up for shared aims

An agreement was signed by Praveen Agrawal, World Food Programme representative and country director, and Robert Zeigler, IRRI director general, that will bring together complementary expertise to build community resilience and food security in the Philippines.

With the full support of the United Nations and its Food and Agriculture Organization, the five-year collaboration involves policy dialogue, capacity building, local transfer of research products, publications, and partnership building with other stakeholders.

The initial dialogue between the two organizations took place on 30 August 2013. The memorandum of understanding signed at the IRRI headquarters on 26 February 2014.


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