Steering Committee Meeting of CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems Organized

11th March 2014, Jodhpur

The 3rd steering committee meeting of CGIAR Research Programme on Dryland Systems (CRP 1.1) was organized by International Centre for Agricultural Research in Dry Areas (ICARDA) at Central Arid Zone Research Institute (CAZRI), Jodhpur here today. Dr. Mahmoud Solh, DG, ICARDA chaired the meeting.

Dr. M.M. Roy, Director, CAZRI highlighted the agricultural scenario of western Rajasthan and possibilities of ICARDA collaborations.

Dr. Maarten van Ginkel, DDG (Research), ICARDA presented the road map for effective implementation of dry land systems CRP led by ICARDA. The issues related to gender strategy, capacity development in a system approach, CRP governance were also discussed.

Earlier, Dr. S.K. Dutta, Deputy  Director  General  (Crop  Science), ICAR,  welcomed the participants.

Dr. Mahmoud Solh identified CAZRI as the major strategic partner in Dryland Systems (CRP 1.1) and other bilateral projects with ICARDA.

Dr. John Lynam, Chair of independent scientific advisory committee; including representatives of other CGIAR research institutes viz., ICRISAT, ILRI, WAC, advanced research institutes and ICAR participated in the meeting.

(Source: CAZRI, Jodhpur)