GFAR Update - Special Issue

Steering Committee members begin mobilizing their networks to action

Publication date: 30/03/2016

First-hand experiences of family farmers in Latin America on the use of ICTs

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by Confederation of Family Producer Organizations of the Expanded Mercosur (COPROFAM) [Original language at the end]

Healthy diets, healthy planet? – not likely

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This think piece by Sayed Azam-Ali, OBE, is written as a reflection on the third installment in the GFAR Talks webina

FAO: Asia-Pacific Symposium on Agrifood Systems Transformation

‘The twin shocks of the COVID-19 pandemic and the 5F crisis (food, feed, fuel, fertilizer and finance) have shown up structural weaknesses and the low levels of resilience in our agrifood systems. In conjunction with climate change and conflict, these crises are significantly derailing progress towards the achievement of the 2030 SDG Agenda. Countries agreed at  the UN Food Systems Summit in 2021 on the need to reshape and reimagine their agrifood systems and demonstrated their resolve and commitment through the development of national pathways.

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World Bank: Transforming Agriculture and Food Systems through Data-driven Digital Agriculture: Learning from Practitioners

Digital and data-driven innovations, applications, and platforms are promising to overcome long-standing market and policy failures and accelerate the transformation of the agriculture and food system. In many countries, digital and data-driven innovations and applications in agriculture and food systems emerge and deploy.

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This document summarizes the approach to a new Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) system for GFAR.
MEL is not only a means for our organizational accountability and learning, but for mutual accountability and collective learning among stakeholders, which is one of the four outcomes of the GFAR Theory of Change: Outcome 4 - Mutual accountability and collective learning between stakeholders in agri-food R&I systems are enhanced, contributing to their effectiveness, and to the transparency and trust between partners.

Publication date: 28/09/2022

GFAR membership strategy and Knowledge & Learning Hubs platform
A GFAR membership strategy and plan as well as a membership platform are being developed, including
the Knowledge and Learning Hub(s) recommended by the external review of GFAR. A set of interviews
were conducted with the Secretariat team and a sample of members to better understand further the
needs and opportunities when it comes to boosting members’ engagement and management. This
feeds into refining the membership strategies, the online platform development and the processes

Publication date: 28/09/2022
Publication date: 06/09/2022