GCARD2010 Press release: Historic Dialogue between Agricultural Scientists, Farmers, Policymakers, and Other Key Development Actors Charts New Path

“Montpellier Roadmap” Outlines Priorities of Farm Research for Development Agenda; Focus on Farmers, Women in Decision-making

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For Immediate Release

MONTPELLIER (31 March 2010) —Failure to prioritize agriculture and rural development at the same level as other sectors like health and education has left many developing countries with gaps in capacity needed to meet the Millennium Development Goal of reducing hunger and poverty. It has also left them unprepared for coping with rapid climate change and a population explosion expected to occur by 2050, according to experts at the close of the first Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD).

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