By Bas Bouman
20 November 2014, Thursday
The CGIAR Research Program (CRP) for Rice, known as the Global Rice Science Partnership, is a partnership coordinated by six research-for-development organizations that bring together over 900 partners from the academic, public, private, and civil society sectors with a stake in the rice development sector. GRiSP was launched in 2010 and is coordinated by three members of the CGIAR Consortium—IRRI (the lead institute), AfricaRice, and CIAT—and three other leading agricultural agencies with an international mandate and a large portfolio on rice—Cirad, IRD, and JIRCAS. GRiSP was approved as a CRP for 5 years, from 2011 to 2015.
As the beginning of GRiSP’s fifth year draws near, the GRiSP director and management team took stock of the achievements of GRiSP so far and started the process of looking ahead toward the development of GRiSP Phase II. In this seminar, GRiSP Director Bas Bouman will present GRiSP achievement highlights by asking the questions: What is the value added by GRiSP and what is it doing differently? He will also present areas where GRiSP can be strengthened in the remaining years (2015 and an extension year, 2016), and will kick off the planning process for the development of GRiSP Phase II.