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    Fiona BottiglieroKnowledge Management Specialist

    CGIAR Positioning and Comparative Advantage Looking Ahead

    In this video interview, Maggie Gill , ISPC Chair and Professor of Integrated Land Use, School of Biological Science, University of Aberdeen, UK, shares her views on CGIAR positioning and comparative advantage as the general context within which CGIAR operates shifts.

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    Nancy JohnsonSenior Agricultural Research Officer

    The ‘Policy Pathway’ Matters: Assessing the Impact of Policy-Oriented Research Is Essential to Show CGIAR’s Contribution to Development Outcomes

    One of the primary ways that CGIAR research contributes to development outcomes is through influencing how polices are designed and implemented. According to available data, research oriented to ‘improving policies’ has been a steadily growing part of the CGIAR portfolio, accounting for 17% of CGIAR research investment by 2006 .

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    Fiona BottiglieroKnowledge Management Specialist

    Staple Crop Yields Alone Will Not Solve Poverty

    In this interview, Prabhu Pingali , ISPC Member and Professor, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University, USA explains why moving away from ‘staple crop fundamentalism’ to a more diversified food system is crucial as we look at shift towards nutrition security.

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    Fiona BottiglieroKnowledge Management Specialist

    From Food Security to Nutrition Security

    In this interview, Patrick Webb , ISPC Member and Professor of Nutrition, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, USA, explains how the CGIAR should respond to a world where diets are rapidly changing, particularly in developing countries.

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    Fiona BottiglieroKnowledge Management Specialist

    What's so special about Science Forum 2018?

    In this video, Maggie Gill (ISPC Chair), Jennifer Thomson (ISPC & SF18 Steering Committee Chair) and Holger Meinke (ISPC & SF18 Steering Committee Member) talk about why Science Forum 2018 is special, what the CGIAR will gain and how they hope the Forum will provide a challenging environment that will stimulate discussion and get people to think beyond their comfort zone.

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