04/04/2018

Welcome to the GFAR Update!

Last month GFAR Secretariat put the spotlight on Partner in GFAR EcoAgriculture Partners, to shed light on how investment in landscapes can help to better track progress in innovating agri-food systems, towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Read more below!

GFAR's Gender in Agriculture Partnership (GAP) teamed up with the Joint Programme on “Accelerating Progress towards the Economic Empowerment of Rural Women” (JP RWEE) to share news and updates and provide a platform for discussion on issues of women's empowerment. RWEE has already benefited over 30,000 women and 150,000 household members in the seven countries. Find out how RWEE contributed this month to a discussion on innovative ways to empower women in the changing world of work, at CSW62!

Applications are still being accepted until this Friday, 6 April for the position of GFAR Strategic Communications Adviser. Apply today!


In March 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

Trove Worldwide     National Center for Applied Research on Rural Development       World Action Fund     Balkan & Black Sea Fresh Foods Marketing Initiative – Regional Cluster “North-East”, Bulgaria     Safe Food and Feed Foundation     

Higher Education

The Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute     Centre de Recherche en Economie Appliquée pour le Développement     Indian Institute of Plantation Management

International Research Institutions

CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems

Regional Fora of national agricultural & food research and development institutions and Regional government agencies

Bodles Research Station Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Jamaica    Rio Grande do Sul Rice Institute


We invite you to 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.

Follow FAO's Agroecology Symposium this week!

Building on the 1st International Symposium on Agroecology for Food Security and Nutrition, held in Rome in 2014, and the subsequent regional seminars organized in 2015 and 2016, FAO will host the 2nd International Symposium on Agroecology: Scaling Up agroecology...
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Rome-based agencies and UN-Women accelerate progress on joint programme on rural women’s empowerment with support from Sweden and Norway

The sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), taking place in New York 12-23 March, is discussing innovative policies and practical solutions to the multiple challenges women face in rural areas. To contribute to this debate,...
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2018 International Day for Biological Diversity

22/05/2018
The Secretariat of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity has announced that it will invite Parties to the Convention to...
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International Rice Congress

14/10/2018 to 17/10/2018
Country: Singapore
Held every four years, the International Rice Congress (IRC) is the world’s largest gathering of rice scientists, researchers, and rice...

IUCN Netherlands and EcoAgriculture Partners debut the Landscape Investment and Finance Toolkit (LIFT)

Toolkit uses participatory process designed to help landscapes connect their plans to achieve the SDGs with the finance and investment they need. Finance plays a critical role in implementing the diverse investments required for a sustainable landscape. There has been...
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Modeling SDG impacts in Ghana’s Atewa landscape under different management scenarios

A stakeholder workshop reviewed future scenarios for the Atewa Range landscape, and formulated next steps for achieving the outcomes in the “Living Landscape” scenario. A Contested Landscape Everyone agrees that the Atewa Landscape is enormously valuable, but that’s where the...
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Achieving the SDGs and Climate Resiliency in the Barind Tract: First Steps Towards a Multi-Sector Strategy

Workshop participants in Bogra, Bangladesh come together to formulate a multi-stakeholder platform with the potential to establish the Barind Tract as a global leader in practical, integrated strategies for achieving the SDGs. From December 3rd to 5th, 2017, EcoAgriculture Partners...

What is the Future of Agricultural Research and Innovations in Africa?

What is the future of agricultural research and innovation in Africa? That was the question on all our minds as participants in the training workshop on co-elaborative foresight on the futures of agricultural research and innovations, organized by FARA and...
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Getting from Point A to Point B

Have you ever used Uber to get around town? Uber proudly declares that it’s “The best way to get wherever you’re going”. That may well be, or may not be, but there’s no disputing Uber’s ubiquity and utility. In 2015,...
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Highlights of the international symposium on farmers’ access to data and full video recording

Issues around farmers’ rights to data, both in terms of access to data and ownership of data, are crucial to one of the key areas of activity of partners in GFAR: the opening of access to information systems for sharing,...

GFAR Strategic Communications Adviser

Expiry date: 2018-04-06 00:00:00
City: Rome
Countries: Italy
GFAR – the Global Forum on Agricultural Research and Innovation, is a multi-stakeholder forum concerned with the role of agri-food...
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GCHERA: World Agriculture Prize - Call for Nominations

Expiry date: 2018-04-30 00:00:00
The call is open for nominations for the GCHERA Laureates 2018 at www.gchera-wap.org . In 2018 there will be two...
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Closing the webinar series on Farmers’ access to data

As part of our work on farmers’ rights to data and following up on the face-to-face course on Farmers’ Access to Data organized in Centurion in November 2017, GFAR announces two live webinars and three recorded lessons to make the...
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GODAN Action Training Mini Grants

Expiry date: 2018-05-07 00:00:00
GODAN (Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition) Action Training Mini Grants are targeted at dynamic trainers with demonstrable experience...

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