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Agrometeorology of Groundnut

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International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics
Book
Publication Year: 
1986
Publisher Details: 
International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics ; Patancheru 502324, Andhra Pradesh, India
ISBN: 
92-9066-112
Report/Series/Bulletin Name: 
Agrometeorology of groundnut: proceedings of an International Symposium, ICRISAT Sahelian Center, Niamey, Niger, 21-26 Aug 1985 / International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics
Report/series/Bulletin Number: 
9

 


I e x t e n d t o y o u my we l c ome t o thi s I n t e r n a t i o n a l Symp o s i u m o n the Ag r ome t e o r o l - ogy o f Gr o u n d n u t o n behal f o f I C R I S A T a n d al l the technical sponsor s wh o have organi zed thi s meet ing a n d b r o u g h t thi s enl ightened g r o u p together . T h e g o v e r nme n t of Ni g e r wi l l i tsel f ex tend an of f i c ial welcome at the conc lus ion of my address. I wi s h t o congratulat e the sponsor s on wh a t has o b v i o u s l y been a wel l -organi zed and a wel l -ar ranged meet ing. Th e response f r o m the par t i c ipant s i s ver y encouraging. I wo u l d also l i k e t o t h a n k the local organizers, local I C R I S A T , I N R A N , and A G R H Y M E T staf f f o r the ar rangement s that they have made t o ensure the success of  thi s conference. Th i s i s a ver y imp o r t a n t occasion f o r I C R I S A T because i t i s the f i r s t t ime t h a t we have been signi f icant l y invol ved i n developing an i n t e r n a t i o n a l scient i f i c conference here i n Niger . Prev ious l y we have h a d internal I C R I S A T meet ings t o wh i c h some peopl e f r o m outside I C R I S A T have been i n v i t e d , a n d we have also been responsible f o r helping t o organize regional meet ings here i n the Sahel ian region. Bu t thi s i s the f i rst t ime we have h a d the respons ibi l i t y t o hel p assemble peopl e f r om al l par t s of the wo r l d t o discuss an interest ing subject t h a t i s relevant t o al l par t s of the wo r l d and p a r t i c u l a r l y t o the Sahel ian region. Th i s i s the f i r s t t ime , b u t cer tainl y n o t the last , because wh e n the I C R I S A T Sahel ian Center i s f u l l y developed, I expect that we wi l l be able t o have i n t e r n a t i o n a l meet ings of thi s cal iber , p r o b a b l y once a year .  A n d I h o p e , Mr . Mi n i s t e r , that y o u wi l l f i n d i t a n interest ing prospect that Ni ame y wi l l become the Me c c a f o r i n t e r n a t i o n a l scient i f i c meet ings concent rat ing p a r t i c u la r l y on agr i cul tural problems of the Sahel ian region  
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