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30/03/2017

Welcome to the GFAR Update!

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.

Cross-sectoral Collaboration is Key

Creating viable rural futures is essential to food security and national stability Today marks the start of the Global Food Security Symposium, a platform for discussion about the international community’s achievements in addressing global food insecurity. Organised annually by the...
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Joint Workshop explores Collective Actions to be taken in the Americas

The American Region is characterized by having some of the most advanced agricultural research capabilities worldwide. The Region produces the largest surpluses of food in the world, that compensate the food deficits encountered primarily in Asia, the Middle East and...
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BMZ opens e-consultation on the Berlin Charter on Rural Development

It is expected that by 2050, there will be around nine billion people living on our planet. In order to ensure that they all have enough food, it is vital that the economic development of rural areas is accomplished with...
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IFPRI's Compact 2025 highlights latest in nutrition and food security

In its latest News in Brief , Compact 2025 updates partners on emerging research and innovation, developments in policies and programs, and timely news and events relating to progress towards eliminating hunger and undernutrition around the world. A highlight is...

Beyond the hives

Busy, busy, busy…This quarter has been huge for our young agripreneurs in the GFAR-YPARD Young Agripreneur Project. It’s now 10 months on since they thrilled the audiences at GCARD3 with their enthusiasm, drive and energy in describing their projects. These...
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Entrepreneurship : The journey to build resilience

Busy, busy, busy…This quarter has been huge for our young agripreneurs in the GFAR-YPARD Young Agripreneur Project. It’s now 10 months on since they thrilled the audiences at GCARD3 with their enthusiasm, drive and energy in describing their projects. These...
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ICT tools : Can they engage youth in the agricultural sector?

Busy, busy, busy…This quarter has been huge for our young agripreneurs in the GFAR-YPARD Young Agripreneurs Project. It’s now 10 months on since they thrilled the audiences at GCARD3 with their enthusiasm, drive and energy in describing their projects. These...
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Change is coming

After 3 days of lengthy meetings and positive interactions, I honestly do think a change is coming. At the very least I can see it. Last month, a suprise came in our email. Tech4Agri was elected as the local Youth...
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Ending Hunger Is Within Our Grasp

In this guest blog post, Catherine Bertini, distinguished fellow, Global Food and Agriculture at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and professor of public administration and international affairs, Maxwell School, Syracuse University, reflects on the progress made in tackling malnutrition,...

WLE: Knowledge Management, Communications and Engagement Coordinator

Expiry date: 2017-04-16 00:00:00
City: Colombo
Countries: Sri Lanka
WLE is looking for a highly qualified communications, knowledge management, and engagement professional to help target, promote and disseminate our...
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IFDC Training: Linking Farmers to Markets in Africa

Expiry date: 2017-04-17 00:00:00
City: Accra
Countries: Ghana
DATES: May 15-19, 2017 LOCATION: Accra, Ghana BACKGROUND When there is a steep rise in the price of agricultural commodities,...
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International Conference for Youth in Agriculture

27/04/2017 to 30/04/2017
City: Leuven
Country: Belgium
ICYA is a 4-day International Conference that combines Soft Skill Trainings , Lectures and Debates . It aims to bringing...

GCARD3 Global Event: Assessment M&E Summary Report

Publisher: ALINe
The GCARD3 Global Event , held 6th-8th April 2016 in South Africa, was the third milestone in the GCARD process—an...Read more and download
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Summary Report of GFAR-IICA Joint Workshop on Enabling Innovation for Sustainable Agri-Food Development in the Americas within a Global Context

The Joint Workshop was held back- to- back with the meeting of the Steering Committee of GFAR and co-organized by...Read more and download