The Global Forum makes agri-food research and innovation systems more effective, responsive and equitable, towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals
Partners in the Global Forum, at national, regional and international levels, advocate for, and catalyse Collective Actions that strengthen and transform agri-food research and innovation systems
The Global Forum works by Collective Actions
A unique global forum, GFAR provides the open and inclusive space required for fostering dialogue, agreeing priorities and catalyzing collective actions by the many stakeholders involved in agri-food research and innovation.
A GFAR Collective Action is a multi-stakeholder programme of work at local, national, regional or international level, initiated by three or more partners and prioritized by the Global Forum, always including producers and with a particular focus on women and youth.
Work formulated through consultative processes of the Forum is delivered by our constituent partners. Partners agree to commit and generate resources together, to catalyze actions or advocacy towards shared, demand-driven development aims.These actions are fostered and sometimes co-financed through the GFAR Secretariat.
The Global Forum's Collective Actions and their outcomes are publicly recognized as contributing to the objectives of the Global Forum and the GCARD Road Map. Progress is reported and shared with other partners through the Forum.
The GCARD Road Map describes the broad changes needed in agri-food research and innovation systems as articulated by the sector, while GFAR’s Medium Term Plan sets out the practical actions we are taking collectively through six Work Streams:
The GFAR Constituency
GFAR is a unique global platform for agricultural research and innovation. We represent organisations working across the world in scientific research, education, rural extension and advisory services; business and enterprise; international development agencies; and farmers’ and civil society organisations.
We bring to our task diverse capabilities, capacities, and perspectives, but with one goal in mind: agricultural research and innovation that changes lives for the better.
We focus on critical issues such as food security, nutrition, climate change, women and youth in agriculture and agri-biodiversity. We develop our programmes through consultation, co-ordinating them through the GCARD Road Map. Programmes are fostered, and sometimes co-financed, through the Global Forum’s Secretariat, but they are delivered by our constituent organizations, working together.