CGIAR F2R-CWANA Initiative to launch in Uzbekistan
Tashkent, Uzbekistan, June 2022: This week sees major advances for agricultural research-for-development (R4D) in Uzbekistan with the launch of the partner-led CGIAR From Fragility to Resilience (F2R) in Central and West Asia, and North Africa Initiative.
The F2R-CWANA Initiative is one of CGIAR’s new global portfolio of 33 initiatives developed by CGIAR and its partners, to deliver more relevant, consistent, and efficient outcomes, through the strengthened collaboration of our global research centers to improve knowledge and asset sharing and reduce institutional boundaries.
17 June 2022 - From Fragility to Resilience in Central and West Asia, and North Africa (F2R-CWANA) National Inception Workshop – Tashkent, Uzbekistan
At its core, this initiative will provide options for climate adaptation and mitigation that respond to, and are effective for, smallholder farmers in the country with a view to scaling up and out the best bet solutions.
It recognizes the unique biodiversity richness of this center of origin of many species, and it promotes its conservation of soil, ecology and water resources in-situ and ex-situ. It is aware of the complex political interactions between countries in the region, and it bridges borders to deliver and widely deploy technologies.
The F2R Workshop is launched by:
Mr. Alikhanov Boriy, Senator, Chairman of the committee of the Senate of the Parliament of theRepublic of Uzbekistan on the Development of the Region under the Aral Sea
Mr Martin Kropff, Global Director, Resilient Agrifood Systems Science Area (RAFS)
Aly Abousabaa, Regional Director, Central and West Asia and North Africa (CWANA); Director-General of ICARDA
Mr. Alisher Shukurov, Advisor Minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Republic of Uzbekistan
F2R-CWANA Lead - Michael Baum, ICARDA
F2R-CWANA Co-Lead - Maha Al-Zu'bi, IWMI