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S 540.A2 Research. Experimentation. Special Topics. International Cooperation

CGIAR Directory/Research Centers

Summary:
This directory provides a comprehensive listing of the research centers of the "... Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) ... [which] promote[s] sustainable agriculture for food security in developing countries. Fifty-three members provide funds that support 16 international agricultural research centers. These centers, located primarily in developing countries, work in close collaboration with partners in national research systems, to develop resource-efficient technologies that contribute to sustainable improvements in the productivity of agriculture, forestry and fisheries, thereby enhancing the nutrition and well-being of the poor. They also conduct research into agriculture-related policy and assist in capacity building."
Access to information on any of the research centers is provided through a world map, located at the top of the main page. Additional directory categories are available immediately below the map. Here, users can find information on the governing body of the CGIAR, as well as an alphabetical listing of the research centers. Each entry is an immediate link to that center's area within the site.
The directory is maintained by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) .
To Search:
Access to research center information through world map or site directory listings.

CGIAR Research Centers

Summary:
A resource of the CGIAR WWW site, the CGIAR Research Centers listing provides users with direct access to information on any of the organization's centers, located worldwide. Members of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) "... promote sustainable agriculture for food security ...." Sixteen centers, located in developing countries, work with national research systems to "...develop resource-efficient technologies that contribute to sustainable improvements in ...agriculture, forestry, and fisheries, thereby enhancing the nutrition and well-being of the poor."
An alphabetical listing of the organization's centers gives access to any center's information. Entries on individual centers may include any of the following items: ongoing activities, research areas, natural resource management, geographical information systems, press releases, center publications, training, job openings, and communications. Center items vary location to location; each item is a link to the information.
The listing is maintained by CGIAR, the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research.
To Search:
Scan through center listings and select. Within entries, subcategory links provide further information.

CGIAR News

Summary:
Published three to four times a year by the CGIAR Secretariat, the CGIAR News details the activities, research, and ongoing events of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). Members "...promote sustainable agriculture for food security in developing countries." The organization supports 16 international research centers, located primarily in developing countries. Working with national research systems, they seek to "...develop resource-efficient technologies that contribute to sustainable improvements in ...agriculture, forestry, and fisheries, thereby enhancing the nutrition and well-being of the poor."
Users will find a listing of recently published issues of the CGIAR newsletter, organized by date of publication. Each entry is a direct link to viewing the document's contents.
Site is maintained by Danielle Lucca, at the CGIAR Secretariat.
To Search:
Scan through issue listing; select publication of choice to view contents.

Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research 1971-1996: 25 Years of Food and Agriculture Improvement in Developing Countries

Summary:
A report on the state of agriculture in developing nations, Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research 1971-1996: 25 Years of Food and Agriculture Improvement in Developing Countries, is a publication of CGIAR, the Consultative Group on International Agriculture Research, whose missions is to "...promote sustainable agriculture for food security in developing countries." Through a system of sixteen international research centers, located primarily in developing countries, CGIAR "...work[s] in close collaboration with partners in national research systems, to develop resource- efficient technologies that contribute to sustainable improvements in the productivity of agriculture, forestry, and fisheries, thereby enhancing the nutrition and well-being of the poor."
Upon accessing this site, the user will find six major topics within the report, listed as a table of contents. Each portion of the document is opened through its respective title: (1) The CGIAR; (2) CGIAR-Mandated Food Crops; (3) The State of Irrigated Agriculture; (4) Livestock Research; (5) Aquatic Resources; (6) Agroforestry; (7) Forestry; (8) Developing Country Gains from CGIAR Research; and (9) Plant Genetic Resources. The first title provides the user with a description of CGIAR and its various programs. Details on crop per capita supplies, productivity gains, total production growth (by crop) and the dynamics of devleoping country agriculture are among the second title's listings. Irrigated agriculture discusses constraints, maintenance, salinity and waterlogging, and reports on projects in all the CGIAR regional centers. Livestock-based research reports on developing animal agriculture, increasing productivity on small farms, and also provides regional reports.
Aquatic resources devotes its section to constraints in the industry, capture fisheries, and aquaculture (fish farming). Agroforestry discusses regional areas of work, solutions for depleted soils, measuring the impact of ongoing projects, and plans for the future. Research issues key to its respective field are mentioned in the forestry section, as well as constraints and field prospects. Gains from CGIAR research features information on price trends of CGIAR-mandated food crops, gains from CGIAR germplasm, as seen in each of its chosen crops. The last section, plant genetic resources, discusses: the rise of such sources; a conservation movement devoted to the field; the Leipzig Conference on Plant Genetic Resources; Ex situ and In situ conservation; working in war-torn nations; the International Network for Genetic Evaluation of Rice (INGER) and its impact; the System-Wide Genetic Resources Program (SGRP); and findings of the CGIAR review panel.
The site and its report are maintained by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR); The World Food Bank, Washington, D.C.
To Search:
Select topic of interest from report's table of contents. Browse through report section. Access link below contents to CGIAR homepage.

S 541. Research. Experimentation. By Region or Country. United States. General Works

State Partners of the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service

Summary:
State Partners of the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service is a site that "...hosts the directory of land-grant universities which are state partners of the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service [CSREES]. Links are provided to the schools of forestry, higher education, home economics, veterinary science, and state extension services, and state experiment stations." The site is a division of the CSREES WWW site, devoted to a division of the USDA that "...provides the focus to advance a global system of research, extension, and higher education in the food and agricultural sciences and related environmental sciences to benefit people, communities, and the Nation."
Within the site's main page is a full-color United States map, general site information, and a list of state links, found beneath the map. Users should select a state of interest via the map or its name link; an alphabetical list of land-grant universities then appears. Within university listings, users will find links given to the university extension office, experiment station, the college of agriculture, the college of veterinary medicine, and the forestry department. Each office's title is a direct WWW link to its respective site. Links to university WWW homepages are accessible via university names. At the bottom of each links page are access points to the CSREES homepage, the CSREES search engine. and a comments area.
The site is sponsored by the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES); USDA; Beltsville, Maryland.
To Search:
Select state of interest via map or name link; scroll to view matching university office listings. Titles of offices are direct WWW links.

S 542.A423 Research. Experimentation. Other Regions or Countries. Africa

Contact: Newsletter of the Special Program for African Agricultural Research (SPAAR)

Summary:
The newsletter of the Special Program for African Agricultural Research (SPAAR), CONTACT reflects the achievements and activities of its organization. Established in 1985, SPAAR is a regional forum that "...enhance[s] the quality and relevance of agricultral technology development in Sub-Saharan Africa...improve[s] consultation and collaboration among stakeholders in [SSA] agricultural research...[and] increases the exchange of information on research activities." The focus of SPAAR's work is on the "development and implementation of regional frameworks...to revitalize agricultural research systems in the four main eco-political regions of SSA...."
A chronological listing in the site's main menu provides access to recent issues of CONTACT, which is available in both English and French.
The site is maintained by the Secretariat of SPAAR; The World Bank, Washington, D.C.
To Search:
Browse through chronological listings. Select issue date to view contents.

SPAAR Information System (SIS)

Summary:
SPAAR Information System (SIS) is a database, containing current agricultural research in Africa, of the Special Program for African Agricultural Research (SPAAR). SPAAR ehances "...agricultural production in Africa by increasing donor co-ordination in the field of agricultural research."
The site's main page features several database search fields: (1) title words; (2) country; (3) descriptor(s); (4) status; (5) research discipline; and (6) implementing agency. For both the "country" and "research discipline" fields, a link is provided to view complete listings for these fields; the list of SPAAR nations, divided into regions, and the list of available research disciplines.
Users should fill in applicable search fields; results will be a list of SPAAR research reports, not provided in alphabetical order. Each entry offers: (1) title; (2) implementing agency; and (3) country of origin. Selecting a title then reveals the full report entry: (1) record number; (2) implementing agency; (3) title; (4) type of project; (5) start date; (6) status; (7) type of research; (8) country; (9) geographical areas; (10) agro-ecological zone(s); (11) research target(s); (12) discipline(s); (13) descriptor(s); (14) abstract; (15) contact in research organization; (16) contact in donor agency; (17) project costs; and (18) general notes. Users should scroll to view a report's full entry.
At the bottom of the site's main page are links to a more detailed search form, to a user comments area, and to the SPAAR homepage. The site is sponsored by the SPAAR Secretariat; the World Bank; Washington, D.C.
To Search:
Fill in applicable search fields within site's main page; scroll to view list of matching report titles. Select report title to view complete entry.
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