Driving Africa’s agricultural development by enabling biosciences innovations- BecA-ILRI Hub 2016 Annual Report

The Biosciences eastern and central Africa-International Livestock Research Institute (BecA-ILRI) Hub 2016 Annual report is out!


In 2016, the BecA-ILRI Hub celebrated 15 years as a centre for excellence for agricultural research. Against a backdrop of renewed impetus for innovation in agricultural research for development in Africa, BecA-ILRI Hub and its partners showcased their joint achievements in responding to the Science Agenda for Agriculture in Africa (S3A)— leveraging science in an agriculture-led social and economic transformation. 

In this annual report, you will read about:

  • Fifteen years as a regional centre for excellence, strengthening the capacity of African national researchers and institutions in agricultural bioscience for development impact;
  • Research led by national programs that is influencing agricultural policy development in food security and livestock health;
  • Strategic partnerships that facilitate technology transfer and bring international research capabilities to bear on African agricultural challenges;
  • Progress in mobilizing regional researchers and institutions to pool resources and jointly tackle agricultural issues of continental importance;
  • Engagement with the advisory panel and donors to support, sustainability and strategic relevance within the region; and
  • A summary of the BecA-ILRI Hub’s human and financial resources.

The full report can be downloaded at this link: https://cgspace.cgiar.org/handle/10568/83016




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