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.

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...

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,...