During today’s Nile Basin Development Challenge ‘science and reflection’ workshop in Addis Ababa, ILRI’s Shirley Tarawali interviewed Larry Harrington, CPWF Research Director about the role of research and science in the Challenge Program on Water and Food.
What’s the research focus and approach of the CPWF? How do the projects learn across basins? What’s the balance between ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ science in the Program? How does research on sustainable intensification and markets fit in? How do you see the notion of resilience? What does the future hold for the CPWF in the new CGIAR? How important are the difference in reflection processes between the Basins?