U of G Community Asked to Comment on World Bank Report

October 22, 2007 - Campus Bulletin

As a leading centre of Canadian research on agriculture and development, the University of Guelph has been approached by the World Bank to provide feedback on its 2008 World Development Report (WDR).

The WDR is an annual publication that highlights important and current development issues; this year's report focuses on agriculture for development.

Interested members of the U of G community are asked to read the report, which is available online, and attend a presentation Oct. 23 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Room 1715 of OVC's Lifetime Learning Centre.

The presentation will be conducted by Jimmy Smith, a senior livestock specialist from the World Bank's Agriculture and Rural Development Division and one of the advisers on the WDR report. He will make similar presentations next week to the Canadian International Development Agency and the International Development Research Centre.

"The fact that the World Bank is interested in hearing from U of G faculty, staff and students speaks highly of our reputation in agriculture and development," said Alan Wildeman, vice-president (research).

"Our feedback will be carried back directly to the WDR team, and our input will be valuable in subsequent discussion on the report."

For more information, contact Lisa Favero at Ext. 53081 or l.favero@exec.uoguelph.ca.

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