Production of nutritious food emphasized in CGIAR Executive Managing Director’s meet with PH president

Production of nutritious food emphasized in CGIAR Executive Managing Director's meet with PH president

The production of nutritious rice and vegetable varieties and livestock was given emphasis in the courtesy call to the Philippine presidential palace of Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Executive Managing Director Dr. Ismahane Elouafi.

Dr. Elouafi met with Philippine President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. last 23 February 2024. She was accompanied by officials of the Los Baños, Laguna-based International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), one of the research centers under CGIAR.

According to the Presidential Communications Office, Dr. Elouafi discussed with the President possible areas of collaboration for the production of “new technologies and better productivity and nutrition”. She and IRRI officials also discussed production of locally suitable rice varieties.

President Marcos, Jr. accepted CGIAR’s offers of collaboration.

Photo from the Philippine Presidential Communications Office

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