Humidtropics is about partnerships to help the poor and vulnerable in the humid tropics of Africa, Asia and Americas. The Humid and Sub-Humid agro-ecologies cover 3.5 billion hectares with 2.6 billion people (see map below). We welcome good ideas, new partners, investments and any other kind of support to make this a success and achieve impact where it is most needed.
The Chair of the CGIAR Consortium Board informed us that it was with great pleasure that he’d sent this letter on 30 August 2011 to the Chair of the Fund Council submitting the Humidtropics proposal for consideration and approval at the next Fund Council meeting in November 2011. The proposal and letter have also been sent to the ISPC. IITA submitted the latest version of the Humidtropics proposal to the CGIAR Consortium on 16 August 2011 after making further changes following Consortium Board feedback on the May 2011 submission. Please also look at the accompanying stakeholder consultations digest as this input has been extremely useful and important and will continue to be once the program succeeds to further stages of approval and implementation.
Humid and Sub-Humid agro-ecologies covering 3.5 billion hectares with 2.6 billion people (source FAO)
The Consultative Group in International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) is undergoing a major change process, which in the near future will see its Center operations implemented through a number of CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs). These are aimed to better coordinate Research for Development (R4D) efforts, enhance efficiencies, and encourage cooperation and collaboration with a focus on effective partnerships to achieve more development impacts. The Humidtropics stands for R4D partnerships that impact people’s lives. The proposal fosters integrated agricultural production systems for the poor and vulnerable in the humid tropics.