By Maria Rowena M. Baltazar
The Stress-Tolerant Rice for Africa and South Asia (STRASA) Project Phase 3 strengthened its strategic approaches for its seed dissemination and tracking, and communication components with proposed strategies at a conference in Delhi, India on 30 September to 1 October.
The proposed strategies presented at the meeting include:
The project’s communication strategy, drafted by Mr. Tony Lambino, head of IRRI Communication (IRRI-Comm), Rona Azucena (IRRI-Comm) and Rowena Baltazar (STRASA, IRRI), was presented by Ms. Baltazar.
“The meeting brought out more than what I expected,” said Dr. Abdelbagi Ismail, STRASA project leader. “With the strategies being more focused and detailed, I am looking forward to a much more successful implementation of STRASA 3.”
Also at the conference were Dr. Samarendu Mohanty, head of IRRI-SSD, Amelia Cueno and Donald Villanueva (IRRI-SSD), Dr. Uma Shankar Singh, STRASA South Asia regional coordinator, and Najam Zaidi, Shipra Sharan, Sugandha Munshi, and Sujata Ganguly (India); Humnath Bhandari and MG Neogi, (Bangladesh), and Bhaba Tripathi (Nepal).
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