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July 21, 2011

SADC centre for agricultural research launched in Botswana

by Angela Mdlalani

Botswana is now home to the Centre for the Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development in Southern Africa (CCARDESA), an initiative by the SADC region to tackle food security through research and innovation.

CCARDESA was established by SADC in 2010 and the ministers responsible for Agriculture and food security signed its charter in November 2010.

The centre, to be housed at the Ministry of Agriculture’s headquarters, is expected to coordinate joint regional research programmes in SADC, facilitate the sharing of research information and resources, as well as strengthen partnership and collaboration.

Botswana Gazette

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