World Food Day: Innovation Must Support Family Farmers
The Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR) welcomes a new UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report in its call for the design of agricultural innovation systems that recognize the importance of family farmers and supports them in innovating and achieving sustainable productivity increases.
GFAR Annual Report 2013 - Together we’re shaping the future of agriculture
2013 was a year of reform and new ways forward for the Forum, an exciting period of change to create a vibrant and effective Forum for all and help enable humanity to meet tomorrow’s agricultural challenges today.
Rights of Farmers for Data, Information and Knowledge - CIARD E-Discussion
CIARD with support from GFAR Secretariat and FAO are organizing an E-Discussion between 20 October to 6 November 2014 for global participation on the CIARD E-discussion Forum on the rights of farmers to data, information and knowledge.
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.