The 3rd WLI Regional Coordination Meeting was held at the Landmark Hotel in Amman, Jordan. The meeting was attended by ICARDA’s Director General - Dr. Mahmoud Solh, representatives from partnering National Agriculture Research Systems (NARS), U.S. and regional universities, as well as representatives from ICARDA, USAID, and USDA. The meeting served as a platform to appraise the results and achievements of the National Agricultural Research and Extension Systems (NARES) during the year 2011, and to draft work plans for 2012. Participants also benefited from plenary presentations on salinity research and livestock by experts from USDA-ARS. The regional meeting was followed by the 4th Steering Committee meeting, held on December 15, 2011 where proposed plans for 2012 and other issues that required the Steering Committee’s approval were discussed.
December 13, 2011