Frank Rijsberman is the CEO of the CGIAR Consortium.
July 10, 2013 / Frank Rijsberman
International research has started involving farmers - for instance to test new crop varieties. Temegnush Dhabi, a 50-year-old Ethiopian farmer, has worked with researchers to test improved varieties of chickpea on her field.
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June 14, 2012 / Frank Rijsberman
As the single largest employer in the world, agriculture provides a livelihood for 40 per cent of today’s global population.
March 12, 2012 / Frank Rijsberman, Sara Rogge
This week, the World Water Forum will be held in Marseille, France. Our message in Marseille will be simple–it’s time to get our sh*t together and focus on sanitation.
November 19, 2011 / Frank Rijsberman
Happy World Toilet Day! What better way to celebrate than to announce new grants focused on ensuring everyone has a safe and affordable way to go to the bathroom?
November 17, 2011 / Frank Rijsberman
For several years now, a number of leading innovators in the field of appropriate sanitation technology have been producing tools to help small-scale entrepreneurs empty latrines safely and at relatively low cost to consumers.
"Our desire to bring every good thing to our children is a force for good throughout the world. It’s what propels societies forward." —Melinda Gates
The Global Fund has helped to deliver more than 190 million bed nets to protect families from malaria.
"The world faces a clear choice. If we invest relatively small amounts, many more poor farmers will be able to feed their families." —Bill Gates, 2012 Annual Letter
"When it come to global health, Bill and I are optimists—but we're impatient optimists. Tremendous progress is being made. But there is still so much we're impatient to see done." —Melinda French Gates
In Senegal, 80% of households now have a bed net, helping the number of malaria cases there drop 50% in a single year.
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