UN Climate Summit Takes Steps to Ensure Food Security for 9 Billion People by 2050
Stakeholders from the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR) joined more than 20 Governments and 30 organizations and companies in the launch of the Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture during the UN Climate Summit 2014.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.