Tuesday, 13 May 2008

The current food price crisis underscores the need for agricultural research

On 29th of April the CGIAR released a joint CGIAR center's press briefing on the food price crisis. Overall, in responding to the global food crisis, governments and international groups must take great care to ensure that measures promote equity, stabilize and reduce food prices, and minimize trade distortions. One component of the way ahead is clear: invest in research and preserve the diversity of genetic resources – steps that will make a difference from farmers’ fields to the homes of people around the world.


Audio recording of press conference (audio mp3 format file, 15 MB): Download here.
Transcript of press conference: Download here