Fifteen global agricultural research institutes have jointly developed a new platform "One CGIAR," according to a press release of the Ministry of Agriculture.
As part of this, these global research institutes will work together on common agricultural issues.
In this way, it will be easier to achieve the goals of research activities through mutual cooperation as well as efficient use of resources, believes the entrepreneurs.
CGIAR is an acronym for Consultative Group for International Agriculture Research. The 15 research institutes recently merged to formalise the platform "One CGIAR."
In line with Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRI) and International Rice Research Institute (IRI), this One CGIAR initiative includes IFPRI, World Fish, CIMMYT, Africa Rice, ICRISAT, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), International Water Management Institute (IWMI), World Agro Forestry, The Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), International Potato Center (CIP), International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Center for International Forestry Research, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), etc.
Welcoming the initiative, the Minister of Agriculture Md Abdur Razzaque said that in order to adapt to the changed world situation, countries like Bangladesh have to think about new research from now on.
And global initiatives like One CGIAR can help us take a few steps forward in this new way of thinking about research, he added.