Welcome to November GFAR Update!
The 2016 Partners’ Assembly of the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR) decided to create a new Steering Committee for GFAR, one that is representative of all sectors, and which truly reflects the diversity of stakeholders in agricultural research and innovation around the world. The Report of Proceedings of the Partners' Assembly can be found here.
We are now asking the Partners in GFAR to identify who, from among the Partners from their sector, they wish to have represent their perspectives and interests in the new Steering Committee, the body that sets and drives the agenda for GFAR each year. More details will shortly be provided on the selection processes involved.
There is still time to register!
If you wish to be nominated, or to be able to nominate another organization, to represent your interests and concerns, it is necessary for your organization to first register itself as a Partner in GFAR.
This month, we are also very pleased to share with you the GFAR 2015-6 Interim Progress Report, which was compiled for the Forum's primary donor, the European Union, and has now been endorsed for public release. The Report summarizes the many outputs and outcomes that you, the Partners who make up GFAR, have achieved through your collective actions and with the EU's invaluable support over the last year.
The Report can be viewed and downloaded HERE.
GFAR Secretariat would like to congratulate all of you, the Partners who make up and drive this dynamic global forum, for your amazing efforts, working together in so many ways to transform agri-food research and innovation through your cross-sector partnership, collective action and common advocacy.
Our work and achievements together over the last year give a tremendous basis on which we can all build in 2017 to really shape the future we all wish to see!
GFAR is an open and inclusive movement for change, open to all who share in our common purpose of advocating for, and catalyzing Collective Actions to strengthen and transform agri-food research and innovation systems, so that they are more effective in sustainable development. GFAR Update is a briefing service from the GFAR Secretariat. Our aim is to keep you regularly informed and aware of new initiatives and collective actions of the Partners in GFAR around the world, so that these can have greater reach and impact for those we serve - in particular for poor smallholder farmers and consumers.