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IFDC is among nine research and development centers that launched the Association of International Research Centers for Agriculture (AIRCA) in March. AIRCA was established as a platform for the organizations to make a combined impact on the Millennium Development Goals, particularly the eradication of extreme hunger and poverty.

“This partnership will help IFDC and other participating research centers collaborate more effectively to improve agricultural development and food security in developing countries,” said Dr. Richard Jones, agribusiness program leader for IFDC’s East and Southern Africa Division. Jones represented Dr. Amit Roy, IFDC president and CEO, during the first AIRCA meeting at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome, Italy.

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