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Join the conversation on ICTs and Family Farming

Since the beginning of agriculture, family farming has been contributing significantly to food and nutrition security globally. GFAR along with the CGIAR, FAO, and IFAD pledged to increase their joint efforts to boost the contribution of science, technology and innovation to enable family farmers to improve their livelihoods.

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Policymakers Turn to Smallholder Farmers as Partners in Development

GFAR shares a deep commitment to meeting the development needs of resource-poor farmers and recognizes that strengthening smallholder resilience must include participatory problemsolving, the incorporation of local smallholder knowledge, global sharing of knowledge, and farmer-driven research processes.

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How to dramatically reduce hunger - even in very poor countries

GFAR as a catalyst for change has been advocating to policy makers that they shift from a traditional focus on productivity and production to address nutrition and health challenges. In support of the Second International Conference on Nutrition, FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva outlined the steps that are needed to reduce chronic hunger.

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Video - Funding Female Farmers for a Less Hungry World

GFAR and Food Tank have produced a new video highlighting how meeting the needs of women farmers equals a better world. The video calls for more investment in women in order to change the food system and create a well-nourished world.

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Providing Better Extension Services for Family Farmers

Extension can be an important link to ensure that small farmers’ demands are the focus of rural development initiatives and to improve productivity and food security. A sound agricultural innovation system requires a combination of diverse extension service schemes that mobilize a variety of methods to educate smallholders.

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The EAT Stockholm Food Forum: Working together to change patterns of production and consumption

GFAR is a Strategic Partner and co-sponsor of the EAT Forum. EAT brought together a wide range of experts from the worlds of food, climate and health, and discussed challenges and opportunities linking food, health and sustainability exploring crossovers of these themes and of the science, business and politics concerned.

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The Forum in Action

Video - Funding Female Farmers for a Less Hungry World

GFAR and Food Tank have produced this new video highlighting how meeting the needs of...

GFAR welcomes new member to the Secretariat team

The Global Forum on Agricultural Research is delighted to welcome a new member to the...