IITA - Upcoming Training Opportunities

Partner in GFAR IITA is pleased to announce upcoming training programs for the year 2022.

IITA is a not-for-profit institution that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa’s most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation. Working with various partners across sub-Saharan Africa, we improve livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, increase employment, and preserve natural resource integrity. IITA is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future.

Digital soil map provides information for crop productivity and soil health


By the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) A digital soil map for Nepal launched in 2021 provid

The Land Portal: Bringing together data governance and FAIR principles


By The Land Portal The landscape of land data is different from many other types of data held by governments because

Inclusive Digital Agriculture - BRIEF 2: FARMERS & DATA - Access to External Data for Smallholder Farm Use

The second brief produced by GODAN for the Collective Action on Inclusive Digital Ag. This brief focuses on the challenges of accessing data useful to small-scale farmers, addressing the following questions:
- What are the barriers that smallholder farmers face when trying to access data, specifically from public sources? 
- How can these barriers be overcome?    

Inclusive Digital Agriculture - BRIEF 1: FARMERS & DATA - Ethical and legal considerations about data sharing aspects of smart farming, from the farmers’ perspective

The first brief produced by GODAN for the Collective Action on Inclusive Digital Ag. This brief focuses on data sharing aspects of smart farming. The brief addresses the following questions: 
- Why do farmers want / need to share data and with whom?
- What are the challenges and risks that farmers, particularly smallholder farmers, face with the adoption of digital technologies and the sharing of their data? 

Constraints to FAIR and responsible data use in agricultural development investments highlighted


By CABI CABI has been awarded a $4.5 million contract from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to work with them

Revitalizing Kenya’s cassava value chain post COVID-19


By Samwel Onyango, Cassava Project Assistant and Masters graduate in Food Safety and Quality, University of Nairobi T

Letter from our Executive Secretary – Hildegard Lingnau


The #PartnersinAction Campaign As we near the closing of the year 2021, GFAR takes this opportunity to thank all our