Pre-registration for GCARD 2010 is now open!



Do you want to stay up-to-date on all of the developments in the  Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD) Process? If so, keep reading!


Organized by GFAR, the GCARD is more than just a Conference - its a multi-year process of learning and continuous updating of the global agricultural research for development (AR4D) system. Our aim is to create new ways of working together to enhance the development value of research.


GCARD will strive to develop a new global agricultural research system, driven by tangible development outcomes and bringing together all those involved in agriculture research for development (AR4D).  

In carrying out this major undertaking, GFAR will be reaching out to all stakeholders in AR4D, working through its constituent agencies, networks and partners which include: the six Regional Research Fora (FARA, EFARD, AARINENA, FORAGRO, APAARI, CACAARI), who represent National Agricultural Research Systems and Agricultural Research Institutes, the Alliance of CGIAR centres, the FAO, IFAD, and representatives of farmers, civil society organizations, the private sector and donor agencies.


To stay informed about GCARD updates, please pre-register by going to the GCARD webpage .


We look forward to involving you all in this important process shaping the future of agriculture. If you would like to get involved in your region, please send an e-mail to GCARD2010[at]fao[dot]org to learn who to contact.

To find out more about the first GCARD in Montpellier, France from 28 to 31 March 2010, please click here.