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Rio+20 : Partnership between the Belgian Government, Belgian Scientific Institutions, the CGIAR-centres and Southern partners in the promotion of agricultural research for development
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Partnership implemented in
  • Rwanda

Additional information
Partnership between the Belgian Government, Belgian Scientific Institutions, the CGIAR-centres and Southern partners in the promotion of agricultural research for development

Partners

Governments:
Government of Belgium - Department of Development Co-operation
Major Groups:
Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) (Belgium)
Belgian Agricultural Research Institutes (Belgium)
Agricultural Res Institutes of Developed Countries ()
Farmers Organizations in West and Eastern Africa ()
Farmers' organizations of the partner countries ()
International Agricultural Research Centres ()
NGOs of developed and developing countries ()
Nat'l Agricultural Res Inst. in Southern Countries ()
National agricultural research organizations ()
Regional and Subregional Agricultural Research Org ()

UN System:
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) (Italy)
The World Bank (WB) (United States of America)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (United States of America)

Partnership Overview | Objectives

The Belgian partnership with the CGIAR includes an important part devoted to the education and training of young scientist of the South in highly specialised laboratories for agricultural research in Belgium and in other developed countries.
The main objectives of the agricultural research activities for development, in the frame of this partnership and of the CGIAR in general, are to contribute to food security and poverty eradication in developing countries through research partnerships, capacity building, and policy support, promoting sustainable agricultural development based on the environmentally sound management of natural resources.

Expected results:
* contribute to the promotion of sustainable agriculture and rural development through an increase of the food production and a better organisation of local and regional markets
* contribute to the well being of poor farmers in the South so that they take part, effectively and in a socially acceptable way, in the economic development of their countries while conserving biodiversity and the environment
* strengthening the involvement of all the partners in international agricultural research for development especially those of the Southern countries
* capacity building and participatory approaches to sustainable development

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