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International NGO Recognizes Research,
Journalism Published in Science
The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) recently honored work published in Science in two areasresearch and journalism.
"African Pastoralism: Genetic Imprints of Origins and Migrations," published in 2002 in Science, Vol. 296, was one of two papers selected to receive the Outstanding Scientific Article award. In announcing the award, the CGIAR noted that the paper, by Olivier Hanotte, Joel W. Ochieng, Yasmin Verjee, and J. Edward O. Rege of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and Daniel G. Bradley and Emmeline W. Hill of the Smurfit Institute at Trinity College in Ireland, "represents a landmark in work to characterize, conserve, and better use indigenous animal genetic resources for the benefit of the continent's poor." The work was the first continent-wide study of the genetic diversity of cattle in Africa, the CGIAR release said.
The winner of CGIAR's award for Outstanding Journalism is Indian journalist Pallava Bagla, for his article "Drought Exposes Cracks in India's Monsoon Model," "…published in 2002 in the prestigious journal Science, and for a body of scientific articles published in mainstream media and…journals," according to the news release.
The CGIAR works to produce scientific knowledge, new technologies, and policies to help poor farmers in developing countries manage land for greater productivity, higher incomes, a more secure food supply, and sustainable use of natural resources.
For more information, read the CGIAR press release.
10 November 2003