Welcome to the 7th edition of the AIRCA newsletter
AIRCA: AIRCA Capability Statement
In 2017, AIRCA formed a Research Tasks Force (RTF), to serve as a catalyst for shared intelligence between members and information exchange within AIRCA institutions, and to also to identify founding sources for joint projects. A first area of focus for the RTF is Research for Nutrition and their first product is a joint Capability Statement. Read More
CABI: CABI helps Pakistan's cotton industry to reduce losses of around $350m a year
CABI is helping Pakistan's cotton industry to reduce losses of around $350m a year through poor production, transport & storage practices by training thousands of farmers and workers as part of the Better Cotton Initiative. Read More
CFF: Workshop and Field Trip in Bario and Miri
Under the theme of Agricultural Diversification through Forgotten Foods, the Sarawak Community Workshop was organised by Crops For the Future, in collaboration with WWF-Malaysia and British High Commission Kuala Lumpur. Read More
ICBA: United Arab Emirates introduces dedicated Center in Genomics as part of Future Food Security Agenda
The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) has joined forces with BGI, the world's largest genomics organization, to establish an advanced genomics center in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
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ICIMOD: Greening Barren Land: Facilitating Irrigation and Agricultural Activity in Upper Hunza, Pakistan
ICIMOD is supporting a new World Wildlife Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-Pakistan) project which is set to pilot water-lifting technologies appropriate for the irrigation of barren lands in Upper Hunza, Pakistan. Read More
icipe: icipe Celebrating World Bee Day
In 2017, the United Nations General Assembly adopted by consensus a resolution declaring 20 May as World Bee Day. Every year on this day, the attention of the global public is drawn to the importance of preserving bees and other pollinators, and the overall importance of these insects to the entire humanity. Read More
IFDC: Register for Upcoming Workshop: Technology Advances in Agricultural Production, Water and Nutrient Management
Join IFDC for their 2018 U.S. Study Tour of Technology Advances in Agricultural Production, Water, and Nutrient Management. The tour of 5 U.S. states and Washington, D.C., will give participants an opportunity to broaden their networks... Read More
INBAR: H.E. Paul Biya visited INBAR as part of his state visit to China
(23 March 2018) On Friday INBAR welcomed the President of Cameroon, H.E. Paul Biya, to their Headquarters in Beijing. H.E. Biya is in China on a state visit, and has already met with the President of China, H.E. Xi Jinping. Read More
WorldVeg: APSA/WorldVeg Vegetable Breeding Consortium: Growing stronger with every new member
The Asia & Pacific Seed Association (APSA)/World Vegetable Center Vegetable Breeding Consortium held its second annual workshop on 16-17 May 2017 at WorldVeg headquarters in Shanhua, Taiwan. Read More
Other news from AIRCA members
» CABI: CAB Direct wins CHOICE magazine 'Outstanding Academic Title' award 2017
» ICBA achieves progress in breaking Salicornia yield ceiling
» ICIMOD: Raising awareness of key trends in scientific publishing in agriculture, environmental science, & forestry
» icipe: Celebrating World Bee Day
» 2017 icipe Annual Report
» IFDC: Never Too Old to Learn Something New
» WorldVeg: World Vegetable Center released its 2017 Annual Report
The Association of International Research and Development Centers for Agriculture (AIRCA) is a nine-member alliance focused on increasing food security by supporting smallholder agriculture and rural enterprise within healthy, sustainable and climate-smart landscapes.

Supported by more than 60 member countries comprising over 70% of the world's population, AIRCA members have activities in all major geographic regions and ecosystem types. All have a proven track record of research, development and implementation, working closely with farmers, extension systems, national research institutes, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the private sector across a wide range of crops and ecosystems.

Through sharing AIRCA's knowledge and experience in creating healthy landscapes, our mission is to put research into use by strengthening capacities for sustainable improvements to incomes, food and nutrition security in healthy landscapes.
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