Since the adoption of the agriculture and natural resources research (ANRR) policy paper in 1995, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has supported the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) centers and other non-CGIAR international agricultural research centers (IARCs) through an annual regional technical assistance (RETA) grant. ADB's policy on ANRR addresses three strategic objectives: (i) sustainable management of natural resources, (ii) increases in agricultural productivity, and (iii) poverty reduction. Twelve RETA grants have so far been approved, each supporting one or several projects of IARCs. The first eight ANRR RETAs have been completed. All RETAs have been rated as successful and the outcomes have strengthened knowledge products and technical agriculture research and extension operations in numerous developing member countries (DMCs), and have supported ADB's operations in the agriculture and natural resources (ANR) sector.
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