ManilaTimes.net: IRRI, partners to transform Asean rice-fish systems

The agreement aligns with the CGIAR 2030 Plan that calls for transformations of its research programs to usher in a “food systems revolution” to tackle challenges related to sustainability, nutrition, genetics, socioeconomics and information, and to contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through greater cooperation between the centers.

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), WorldFish and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) signed a five-year tripartite memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Tuesday, providing the framework for cooperation on research for development (R4D) initiatives focused on the sustainable intensification and management of rice-fish production systems in irrigated landscapes and wetlands in Southeast Asia.

The agreement aligns with the CGIAR 2030 Plan that calls for transformations of its research programs to usher in a “food systems revolution” to tackle challenges related to sustainability, nutrition, genetics, socioeconomics and information, and to contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through greater cooperation between the centers.

 

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