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.

GFAR and CFS team up again to help make food issues, global issues

The Committee on World Food Security ( CFS ) and GFAR are joining forces again this year to ramp up the online presence and social media outreach of the landmark CFS annual event—this time in its 44 th session (FAO...

Developing qualified, adaptable, global-oriented graduates to enter agricultural research and development: A Collective Action in motion

GFAR and Partners take Collective Action on Transformational Learning & Student Leadership Development UPDATE WITH MEETING OUTCOMES FORTHCOMING From 27 to 29 September 2017, at a meeting held at the University of Nairobi, GFAR and Partners will take the next...

FORAGRO restructures its organization to address the needs and demands of modern agriculture

Under a new organizational model, this hemispheric organization established its work priorities in order to support research and technological development in agriculture.

TAPipedia presents the Trainer's Manual: Facilitating Capacity Needs Assessment

TAPipedia has just released a new Trainer's Manual on Facilitating Capacity Needs Assessment. This training manual was prepared under the EU-funded project CDAIS (Capacity Development for Agricultural Innovation Systems), a global partnership (Agrinatura, FAO and 8 pilot countries). The project...

GFAR in GODAN Action project: more work on map of agri-food data standards

GFAR participates in coordination with FAO in the GODAN Action project funded by DFID. Among the things for which GFAR is responsible in the project, is the Map of agri-food data standards . The map was launched in September 2016...

Former GFAR Vice-Chair Professor Ruth Oniang’o awarded prestigious Africa Food Prize

Last week the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) was held in Abidjan, hosted by H.E. Alassane Ouattara, President of Côte d’Ivoire. The Forum was attended by more than 1300 delegates and many high level dignitaries. On the agenda were the...

Join the GFAR webinar on “Webcasting & Webstreaming”

For 500 years, nothing changed. Our job as communicators was simple: from the first mass-produced printed publication -The Gutenberg Bible- in 1454 up to the 1990’s, “communications” was limited to “paper only”. Came the internet in the 1990’s, and we...

CFS Side Event: A Decade on Family Farming to accelerate the achievements of the SDGs

City: Rome
Country: Italy
The Permanent Representation of Costa Rica, FAO, IFAD and World Rural Forum (WRF) are co-organizing a side event to the...

EAT Asia-Pacific Food Forum

30/10/2017 to 31/10/2017
City: Jakarta
Country: Indonesia
To address the challenges facing the Asia-Pacific food system, the EAT Foundation and the Indonesian Ministry of Health have joined...

9th GCHERA World Conference: Global Food Security and Food Safety

28/10/2017 to 30/10/2017
Country: China
The 9th GCHERA World Conference will be held at Nanjing Agricultural University from 28 to 30 October 2017. The conference...

INIA: Research Director

Countries: Uruguay
INIA , a Partner in GFAR, has retained SRI Executive to assist with their search for an exceptional candidate to...

FAO: Call for good practices and lessons learned on food security and nutrition policy implementation in Europe and Central Asia region

Expiry date: 2017-10-31 00:00:00
FAO’s Project “ Developing Capacity for Strengthening Food Security and Nutrition in Selected Countries of the Caucasus and Central Asia...

Webinar Wrap-up: Farmers’ Rights: How Complementarity between Researchers and Farmers Impact the Conservation of Genetic Diversity, Food Security and Livelihoods of the Poor

GFAR partners CGIAR, GODAN (Global Open Data Initiative for Agriculture and Nutrition) and Asociación Andes, through a GFAR Collective Action supported by GFAR Secretariat, organized on 19 September 2017 a second webinar on the topic of Farmers’ Rights. The webinar...

2030 Agenda: The role of youth in peace, security and sustainability?

Let me start by wishing all of you a very happy ‘International Youth Day’. On 17 December 1999, the United Nations General Assembly endorsed the recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth (Lisbon, 8-12 August 1998)...

A Great End for a New Beginning

In March 2016, six young entrepreneurs received exciting news. They had been selected from over 428 proposals posted on the GFAR blog as outstanding young people with innovative ideas, and would join the first group of the GFAR Young Agripreneurs...


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