2018 is getting off to a great start for the Partners in GFAR, who have come together to launch two new Collective Actions in agri-food innovation! Begun in December 2017, a comprehensive reform of the Regional Research Fora — the networks of national public research and advisory bodies — will help them take on board the principles of multi-stakeholder action required in strengthening and transforming agricultural research and innovation.
Next month, another Collective Action will kick off to bring family farmers, Civil Society and rural communities, and research institutes into open dialogue, and usher in the recently declared UN IYFF+10 Decade of Family Farming 2019-2028 on the right foot.
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 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.