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  Three weeks ago today, more than two hundred agricultural scientists distinguished in various disciplinary fields, some twenty-five ‘early-career’ agricultural scientists and an equal number of agricultural science communications professionals met in Ethiopia’s capital  to rethink agricultural pathways, partnerships and priorities for poor rural people working themselves out of poverty, and, one hopes, into prosperity….

While the factors driving agricultural development in Africa are by and large exogenous, capitalizing on opportunities is within the grasp of farmers, researchers and policymakers, participants attending day two of the 2016 Science Forum in Addis Ababa were told last week. However, agricultural scientists will have to gain a more holistic understanding of the many…

This is the third of a three-part series of reporting on three plenary presentations aiming to ‘set the scene’ on the first day of a Science Forum 2016 organized by the Independent Science and Partnership Council (ISPC) of CGIAR and held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 12–14 Apr 2016. Following two presentations made to open the…

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