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Strategy for Sustainable Agricultural Research

Volume 455: debated on Thursday 25 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the full title is of each research project agreed under the strategy for sustainable agricultural research announced in March 2006; which institution are carrying out each project; and what the (a) cost and (b) deadline for completion is of each project. (110720)

The details of projects to date agreed under the strategy for sustainable agricultural research are detailed in the following table.

Details of projects funded under DFID's strategy for research on sustainable agriculture

Title of Project

Organisation

Total cost (£ million)

Completion date

Research into use projects

Research into use

Natural Resources International Ltd

37.5

31 March 2011

Public private partnership

Global Livestock for Livestock Vaccines Ltd

2.287

31 March 2008

Joint programmes with UK research councils

Sustainable agriculture for international development research call

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

4.0

24 July 2011

Regional programmes

Interim funding for existing research programme

Conference of the agricultural research in West and Central Africa (CORAF)

0.37

31 January 2007

Technical assistance on institutional strengthening

Conference of the agricultural research in West and Central Africa (CORAF)

0.736

1 June 2007

Preparation of final operational plan

Association for strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA)

0.128

1 August 2006

Technical assistance

Southern Africa Development Community Programme (SADC)

0.039

1 August 2006

Technical assistance to develop the multi-country agricultural productivity programme

Southern Africa Development Community Programme (SADC)

0.197

1 December 2006

Andes regional programme

International Center of Tropical Agriculture

3.75

31 August 2010

Support to international agricultural centres

Genetic diversity challenge programme

International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center

7.5

31 March 2007

Harvest plus challenge agriculture

International Food Policy Research Institute

1.5

31 March 2007

Sub-Saharan African challenge programme

Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA)

0.64

1 June 2006

Water and food challenge programme

International Water and Management Institute

7.5

31 March 2007

Running costs of consultative group on International Agricultural Research Science Council

World Bank

0.2

1 July 2006

International assessment on the role of agricultural science and technology

World Bank

0.282

31 March 2007

Fodder project—phase 2

International Livestock Research Institute

1.438

30 September 2009

Underutilised crop research and development in Africa and Asia

International Water Management Institute

0.325

31 December 2007

Whitefly project phase III

International Center of Tropical Agriculture

1.451

31 March 2008

Strengthen links between consultative group on international Agricultural Research and Civil Society

International Center of Tropical Agricultural

0.425

1 May 2008

Core funding

International Foundation for Science

0.75

1 March 2009

Policy work on bamboo and rattan phase 2

International Network for Bamboo and Rattan

0.054

1 September 2006

Global plant clinic

Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux International (CABI)

0.75

31 March 2008

Rice wheat project

Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux International (CABI)

0.375

31 March 2006

International assessment on the role of agricultural science and technology payment of authors costs

Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux International (CABI)

0.211

31 December 2008

Core funding to international institutions (amounts given are annual allocations for 2006-07)

Annual cost (£ million)

Completion date

Core funding

Bioiversity International

0.955

31 March 2007

Core funding

Center for International Forestry Research

0.63

31 March 2007

Core funding

International Center of Tropical Agriculture

0.755

31 March 2007

Core funding

International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas

0.82

31 March 2007

Core funding

International Center for Research in Agroforestry

0.63

31 March 2007

Core funding

International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics

1.26

31 March 2007

Core funding

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

0.5

31 March 2007

Core funding

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture

0.63

31 March 2007

Core funding

International Livestock Research Institute

0.795

31 March 2007

Core funding

International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center

0.9

31 March 2007

Core funding

International Potato Center

0.67

31 March 2007

Core funding

International Rice Research Institute

1.175

31 March 2007

Core funding

International Service for National Agricultural Research (part of IFPRI)

0.305

31 March 2007

Core funding

International Water Management Institute

0.63

31 March 2007

Core funding

West Africa Rice Development Association

0.5

31 March 2007

Core funding

World Fish Center

0.46

31 March 2007

Core funding

World Vegetable Center

0.7

31 March 2007

Core funding

International Centre for Development Orientated Research in Agriculture

0.25

31 March 2007

Partnership facility

Commonwealth Agricultural Bureau International

0.4

31 March 2007

Note:

DFID's strategy for research on sustainable agriculture was launched by the Secretary of State in March 2006. The strategy comprises four components: support to international agricultural research institutions; programmes to get existing research into use; support to regional programmes; and, programmes with UK research councils. Details of projects and programmes to date launched under the strategy are detailed together with core funding to organisations.