The ISPC conducts strategic studies and trend analyses to inform the CGIAR System Organization on new trends and emerging issues in agricultural science and in the wider development environment (including types of, and approaches to, partnership) and to present opportunities that could inform prioritization of research and thus ought to be considered in adjusting the CGIAR’s research agenda. Results from these studies can help steer the current CGIAR Research programs (CRPs) toward unexplored questions and new partnerships, or identify areas where new research programs or program components would be needed. Such study results feed into periodic revisions of the Strategy and Results Framework (SRF) and should also inform adjustment of current CRPs.

NEWS

ISPC MEETINGS

The fifteenth meeting of the ISPC was held from 04-05 April 2017 in Rome, Italy.

The fourteenth meeting of the ISPC was held from 14-16 September 2016 at ICRISAT Headquarters, Patancheru, India.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

The fifteenth meeting of the ISPC was held from 04-05 April 2017 in Rome, Italy.

Following SF 2016, the ISPC conducted an evaluation of the Forum to assist in planning and modeling future events more successfully. An online participant survey was carried out and citation analyses were done for the papers published in the special issues after the previous three SFs.