Queen's Anniversary Prize Special Edition
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Edition 32 – March 2016
Queen's Anniversary Prize Special Edition
Dear friends and colleagues,

This Special Edition of The Resource brings you a selection of news and media related to the Queen’s Anniversary Prize recently awarded to the University of Greenwich for NRI’s cassava work.

We are honoured to receive this prestigious award which applauds the excellence of our cassava programme, highlights the work and ethos of the Institute as a whole, and demonstrates NRI's close relationship with both cassava and Africa.

We are proud to share this honour with our partners and cassava smallholders around the world, with whom we have a long history of successful collaboration. Reflecting on lessons learned, we now look forward to future collaboration in cassava research and development, together with the global cassava community.
Professor Andrew Westby,
NRI Director
From plant to Palace: NRI's cassava work receives Queen's Anniversary Prize

For 25 years, NRI has been working to improve the cassava value chain, along its journey from farm to fork. Now that journey is taking NRI and cassava to Buckingham Palace – the official residence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II – for the presentation of the Queen's Anniversary Prize awarded to the University of Greenwich for NRI's cassava work.

Click here to visit our Cassava Programme website
The NRI team outside Buckingham Palace prior to the Queen's Anniversary Prize Ceremony. From left to right: Joachim Nwezeobi, Habibu Mugerwa, Professor Keith Tomlins, Professor Kolawole Adebayo, Dr Sophie Bouvaine, Professor Andrew Westby, Saptarshi Ghosh, Lora Forsythe and Dr Maruthi Gowda.

Below, images from the prize-giving ceremony, where Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall presented the Queen's Anniversary Prize to the University of Greenwich's Vice-Chancellor, Professor David Maguire, and NRI Director, Professor Andrew Westby.
Guests attending the Queen’s Anniversary Prize celebration dinner at London's Guildhall. L–R: Kelly Tolhurst, MP for Rochester and Strood, Professor Andrew Westby, NRI Director, Professor Susan Seal, Professor of Molecular Biology at NRI, Dr Katherine Kahn, Senior Program Officer, Science and Technology, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Dr Graham Thiele, Director, CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers, and Bananas.
From left–right: Prof Guy Poulter, Director of AGRINATURA-EEIG, Prof Kolawole Adebayo, NRI Visiting Professor & Federal University of Agriculture at Abeokuta, Nigeria, Adrienne Martin, NRI’s Director of Programme Development, and Jean-Pierre Halkin, Head of Rural Development, Food and Nutrition Security at European Commission, at the celebration dinner in London's Guildhall on the evening of 24th February.
Watch the Queen's Anniversary Prize videos - click on the images below:
The University of Greenwich's Vice-Chancellor, Professor David Maguire, and NRI Director, Professor Andrew Westby are presented the Queen's Anniversary Prize at Buckingham Palace.
After the ceremony, the university party attended a reception where Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall met prize-winners informally. Here, Prince Charles talks to NRI students and staff.
Professor David Maguire and Professor Andrew Westby give their views on this prestigious prize, explaining how NRI’s cassava programme works along the whole cassava value chain.
Cassava leaf | Photo: Georgina Smith/CIAT
Cassava leaf | Photo: Georgina Smit/CIATRecent NRI publications on cassava:

Read more for a full list of our latest publications
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The Resource #32: 11/03/2016

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