Connecting Science and Society, to facilitate dialogue between scientists, policy makers and civil society, letting the voices of society, especially small farmers, be incorporated in shaping research orientations. GFAR will facilitate regular “Policy Dialogue Platforms” at international, regional and national levels. The results of the Forward Thinking Platform will be debated by representatives of civil society and policy makers who will be informed about the implications of their choices. The GCARD 2012 Conference GCARD 2012 is . At the GCARD 2012 Conference, one example of a policy dialogue platform facilitated by GFAR, foresight was one of the main themes and the foresight sessions led to very tangible commitments and actions.
 
The public forum on the policy dialogue platform is available here.
 
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