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.
The collection of data on the adoption of CGIAR-related crop varieties is a priority for the Standing Panel on Impact Assessment’s (SPIA) agenda and for centers such as the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT).
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 video interview, Karen Macours, SPIA Chair and Associate Professor at the Paris School of Economics and Researcher at French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), explains why the key challenge today is moving away from a sole focus on land productivity.
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.