Pooling resources to enable research for development: keynote by the BecA-ILRI Hub at continental research and innovation meeting

The Biosciences eastern and central Africa-International Livestock Research Institute (BecA-ILRI) Hub director Appolinaire Djikeng will today (14 June 2016) give a key note presentation on transboundary pooling of resources for research and development at an Africa agriculture and innovation forum.

The presentation will be given at a session—Collaborative service and research agreements to facilitate Science Agenda facilitation—during this year’s Africa Agriculture Science Week (AASW) and the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) general assembly in Kigali, Rwanda.

BecA-ILRI Hub at the Africa A

Owing to the scarcity of resources available to implement research for development in many sub-Saharan African countries, there is need to leverage collective capabilities in research and development infrastructure and expertise; surveillance and testing to promote cross-border certification; and institutional innovations.

Drawing from the lessons learnt at the BecA-ILRI Hub, Djikeng’s presentation will illustrate how south-south partnerships and triangular partnerships between the BecA-ILRI Hub, African NARS and international research institutions and universities have enabled the implementation of collaborative research, capacity building and technology transfer that brings to bear the most advanced research and innovations in smallholder farming systems in Africa.

 For more information on the Africa Agriculture Science Week visit: http://faraafrica.org/aasw7/

Follow the event on twitter: #AASW7


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