CGIAR 7 point action plan: Prompting Rio+20 actors to support knowledge sharing systemsJun 25th, 2012 | By Simone Staiger | Category: Knowledge Management
The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) took place in Brazil on 20-22 June 2012 to mark the 20th anniversary of the landmark 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). In preparation for the Conference the members of the CGIAR Consortium have collectively prepared a 7-point action plan on how agricultural research for development can contribute to a more sustainable, food-secure future.
The CGIAR is publishing a series of interviews with CGIAR scientists and staff on each of the action points. Action point 3 is about prompting Rio+20 actors to support knowledge sharing systems that engage with smallholder farmers to improve the management of their crops, livestock and natural resources in order to increase production as well as minimize negative environmental impacts.
Four CGIAR knowledge management specialists were asked to share their experiences: Peter Ballantyne (International Livestock Research Institute – ILRI), Simone Staiger (International Center for Tropical Agriculture – CIAT), Petr Kosina (International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center- CIMMYT) and Nadia Manning-Thomas (CGIAR Consortium Office).
Read the full interview on AlertNet http://www.trust.org/alertnet/news/sustainable-agriculture-bridging-the-knowledge-gap-between-farmers-and-scientists