Upon invitation of the Executive Secretary of APAARI (Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions), Pratap Shrestha, Country Coordinator of Prolinnova-Nepal, represented the international Prolinnova programme in an Expert Consultation to Review Progress of Agricultural Research Networks and Consortia in Asia-Pacific, held on 8-10 October 2007 at the National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM) in Hyderabad, India.
The consultation was organised by APAARI in collaboration with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and the International Crop Research Institute for Semi Arid Tropics (ICRISAT). The purpose was to review the progress of various regional research networks and consortia that work in partnership with APAARI or independently, and to devise a strategy for future collaboration involving various stakeholders in order to meet the emerging research needs identified by APAARI members. Pratap is the Executive Director of LI-BIRD (Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research and Development), the NGO that facilitates the Prolinnova-Nepal programme. He made a presentation on the Prolinnova Global Partnership Programme under the GFAR (Global Forum on Agricultural Research) and its relevance for the Asia-Pacific region.
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