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23/05/2017

The Partners in GFAR are making the difference!

Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals demands Collective Actions that integrate the strengths and capacities of diverse sectors, but that keep farmers and producers at the center. 

The Partners in GFAR are now seizing their opportunity to directly shape their future work together in this unique movement for change.

The GFAR Steering Committee has identified key areas for GFAR to focus on in defining and developing GFAR's Collective Actions. They now look to the direct input of the nearly 500 Partners in GFAR to flesh out these actions. 

Through an innovative consultative process facilitated by the GFAR Secretariat, the Partners are currently setting out their ideas for how they can meet these challenges together. This is an exciting shift that puts the Partners in GFAR in the driving seat for change.

Stay informed about the results of this consultative process and the new Collective Actions that will be agreed by the members of the GFAR Steering Committee at their next meeting on June 13-15. We encourage you to visit the GFAR website and GFAR Blog for updates, and, if you haven't already, to follow GFAR's Facebook page and Twitter account and join our LinkedIn Group

And read on below for a selection of news, events, opportunites and success stories from Partners in GFAR! 

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.

A South Asian Success story

GFAR partner LI-BIRD demonstrates the force of collective action in enhancing the resilience of rural communities Rampur, Dang, Nepal. A typical farming community in western Nepal, close to the fertile Terai plains. Yet like rural communities everywhere, the inhabitants of...
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Sparking the Creativity of Youth at #ICYA

The International Conference for Youth in Agriculture (ICYA) held from 27 to 30 April in Leuven Belgium was created in order to give space to young, bright and internationally active people to interact, discuss, learn and project their ideas into...
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Worldwide celebration of the IAAS 60th birthday

GFAR Partner IAAS was founded in 1957 and started with only 8 member countries. In 60 years, it became an association with over 40 member countries and about 10.000 students as members! But still, their vision stays the same: To...
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Doubling Farmer Incomes in Five Years

Ajit Maru, GFAR’s Senior Officer, reports on his participation in an interesting workshop in India where GFAR’s and APAARI’s primary objective of transforming agricultural research and innovation systems was illustrated in practice by SDAU, a GFAR and APAARI partner! How...
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CGIAR Portfolio 2017-2022 – Transforming global agriculture and food systems

CGIAR has launched its new research portfolio, comprised of 11 Research Programs and 3 Platforms, that represents the second generation of CGIAR’s multidimensional work streams. The CGIAR Portfolio 2017-2022 aims to reducing rural poverty, improve food and nutrition security and...
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The disruption starts now: new big data program promises to shake up agriculture

A new multimillion-dollar initiative plans to disrupt food production across the developing world, with the aim of making it more productive, efficient and resilient – all through the power of information. The CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture is...
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Mentoring rural youth to make agriculture attractive

The more I read on youth mentoring, especially YPARD’s mentoring programmes, the more I got inspired and tempted to mentor young people. My visit to Nikki Chaudhary’s dairy farm in 2016, to witness first-hand her start-up in action, as a...
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A week in the life – share and celebrate your work as a Partner in GFAR

Have you ever wondered how you could reach a wider audience with news of how your organization is a part of the GFAR mission to transform agri-food research and innovation? Have you wished you could highlight your work with partners...

GFAR Webinar- Farmers’ Rights: Achieving Complementarity Between the Informal and Formal Seed Systems

GFAR is pleased to invite you to the webinar: Farmers’ Rights: Achieving Complementarity Between the Informal and Formal Seed Systems Date: 30 May 2017 Time: 14:00 Rome time Duration: 2 hours max Registration open As one of the series of...
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ICBA joins forces with partners to set up first-ever operational drought monitoring system in Jordan

Jordan is set to have its first-ever operational drought monitoring system as a result of collaboration between different organizations, including the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture ( ICBA ), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations ( FAO...
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FAO Strategic Programme to Reduce Rural Poverty shares progress towards achieving SDG 1 and 2

Opportunities and challenges towards achieving SDG 1 and 2: experiences from China, Kenya and Chile Eradicating hunger and poverty are two faces of the same coin. While meeting the basic needs of the poor means ensuring their food security, improving...
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EU and AU gear up for stronger strategic partnership on sustainable agriculture

The European Commission and the High Representative/ Vice-President have set out the EU's political priorities and concrete proposals for a stronger strategic partnership with Africa. The Joint Communication will now be presented to the Council and the European Parliament. The...

Agriculture & Food Day

13/07/2017
City: New York
Country: United States of America
The Sustainable Development Goals will be reviewed at the UN High Level Political Forum July 11-19. At that time, there...
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3rd International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd’17)

21/06/2017 to 23/06/2017
City: Valencia
Country: Spain
The 3rd International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd’17) is a forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange ideas, experiences,...
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Forum discussion on experience capitalization and good or promising practices on the use of ICTS for Agriculture

Expiry date: 2017-06-30 00:00:00
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) , the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA...
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CTA: Senior Communications Coordinator

Expiry date: 2017-06-15 00:00:00
City: Wageningen
Countries: Netherlands
CTA seeks to recruit a highly qualified and motivated Senior Communications Coordinator to lead its communications and marketing team and...