Jennifer Thomson, Emeritus Professor, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Cape Town and ISPC member, highlights the potential of targeted genome editing to accelerate CGIAR objectives but also explains the need for work on regulation regarding new breeding technologies to ensure access/benefits to poor/public sector.
In this video interview, Nighisty Ghezae, Director of the International Foundation for Science, Sweden and Independent Science and Partnership Council (ISPC) Member explains why African Universities can play an important role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how CGIAR can help them achieve their potential.
In the past we have solved most of the agricultural questions through knowledge embedded technologies: we have developed technologies that we could give to farmers that they could implement without having to have too much knowledge about it themselves...
In this interview, Rodomiro Ortiz, ISPC Member and Faculty (Chair) Professor of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, explains why it is time for a change in the breeding mindset.
In this interview, Tom Tomich, ex-ISPC member and Professor and Director, Agricultural Sustainability Institute, University of California, Davis, explains the importance of recognizing complete agri-food systems as well as the resources which support them.
In this video interview, Maggie Gill, ISPC Chair and Professor of Integrated Land Use, School of Biological Science, University of Aberdeen, UK, shares her views on CGIAR positioning and comparative advantage as the general context within which CGIAR operates shifts.
In this interview, Prabhu Pingali, ISPC Member and Professor, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University, USA explains why moving away from ‘staple crop fundamentalism’ to a more diversified food system is crucial as we look at shift towards nutrition security.
In this interview, Patrick Webb, ISPC Member and Professor of Nutrition, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, USA, explains how the CGIAR should respond to a world where diets are rapidly changing, particularly in developing countries.