Partnership with ICRISAT to boost Food and Nutritional Security

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Thu, 2016-03-10 14:50

ICRISAT Director General, Dr. David J. Bergvinson (Right) and CAVS Principal (Ag) Prof. Charles Mulei, inspecting pigeon peas plantation in the College farm.

International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) Director General, Dr. David J. Bergvinson, visited CAVS in a bid to further strengthen the cherished partnership that the organization has, for a long time, enjoyed with the University.

While meeting with Prof. Charles Mulei, acting Principal CAVS, Dr. David Bergvinson appreciated the University’s commitment towards strengthening research partnerships with ICRISAT. He noted that the partnership will enhance agricultural productivity and thus improving food and nutritional security in the region.

Research collaborations with ICRISAT have helped in growth of seed varieties, diversification of food systems, creating awareness on issues related to food and nutrition and created scholarship and employment opportunities for the students.

Together, they help rural communities develop their own solutions for food and nutritional security and engage the actors needed to bring the vision to reality. Their focus on research and development efforts is geared towards making farming profitable and transforming farmers from subsistence to commercial operators.

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