Global Conference Helps Set CGIAR Research Agenda
April 9, 2010
The food price crisis of 2008 revealed serious failings in the global food system. The global community responded with renewed commitment to agricultural development, as evidenced by a series of immediate actions as well as an agenda for mid- to long-term initiatives designed to avert future crises and improve global food security. A key item on that agenda is strengthened investment in agricultural research to help increase food production and deliver greater agricultural development.