Welcome to the GFAR Update!
In February, Partners in GFAR held a workshop to launch a Collective Action on empowering rural communities as drivers of agricultural innovation, by making farmers real participants in research processes. Read below about how the workshop participants wrestled with what participatory research really should look like and who should be involved, and how they made commitments to take forward the elaboration and implementation of this Collective Action!
A GFAR Collective Action on empowering rural communities to determine their own futures was also launched last month to make use of participatory foresight method, to produce research and innovations that truly address farmers’ problems as they see them. With their foresight capacity built, find out what the young practitioners at the core of the new Africa Foresight Academy are doing to advance #Foresight4Ag!
This is what GFAR is all about: Collective Action changing the way we work!
In February the following organizations, institutions and companies expressed their desire to join in the movement to transform agri-food research and innovation by becoming Partners in GFAR!
Civil Society Organizations/Non-Governmental Organizations
International Research Institutions
Private Sector Companies and Organizations
We invite you to read more, and find out the latest from the Partners in GFAR, in the stories below!
And please do let the GFAR Secretariat know how you work with other Partners to help shape the future of agriculture, so that we can share your stories with everyone in our networks!
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.