Discussing promotion of local innovation with CGIAR CRPs

CGIAR Research Program (CRP) leaders, donors and external stakeholders met in late June 2013 in Montpellier, France, to discuss the CGIAR research portfolio. Prolinnova was invited to join the discussion on the “system” CRPs: Aquatic Agricultural Systems (AAS), Dryand Systems and Humidtropics Systems. The CRPs outlined their work and plans for setting targets and gauging impacts in reducing poverty, increasing food security and improving nutrition, health and sustainable management of natural resources. More details about the discussions and CGIAR plans can be found under http://www.cgiar.org/events/cgiar-research-program-engagement-with-donors-and-external-stakeholders/ Ann Waters-Bayer brought Prolinnova experiences into the discussion and was encouraged by the AAS approach to maximising local innovation capacity (http://paepard.blogspot.de/2013/07/global-alliance-to-boost-local-capaci...).