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The new yuppies: how to build a new generation of tech-savvy farmers

Networks with an explicit focus on youth are crucial. The Global Forum on Agricultural Research and the Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (Ypard) are focusing on cultivating the next generation of farmers, researchers, scientists, agronomists and policymakers.

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Valuable contributions made to shaping CGIAR’s Strategy and Results Framework

In November 2014 a consultation on the CGIAR Strategy and Results Framework (SRF) was launched as part of a more extensive engagement process being designed for the third Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD3). The...


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China and GFAR – together opening new ways of sharing knowledge

GFAR has joined forces with CAAS to strengthen the information and knowledge management capacities of Chinese institutions active not only in agricultural sciences and research but also in fisheries and forestry.

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Don't Forget Family Farmers in the Battle Against Climate Change at COP 20

As nations gather in Lima in December for the 20th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP20), delegates need to consider the important role played by family farmers in mitigating, adapting, and even reversing climate change.

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Join us for GCARD 3

GCARD 3 is an inclusive, participatory process and an opportunity to shape the future of agriculture. The overall outcome will the clear and transparent identification of international research priorities, and what’s needed to achieve future development goals in national systems.
 

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Farmers’ rights for reducing hunger and poverty

Without indigenous farmers' quiet innovation, adapting the genetic properties of seeds to meet real consumer and real climate needs, we would not have the choice and quality of food that today we take for granted and the world’s food security, already compromised by climate change, would be seriously threatened.

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The Forum in Action

Foresight and Optimisation in Horizon 2020

Background As digital technology becomes more relevant in diverse aspects of our...

Call for papers: Effective forest and farm producer organisations

The forthcoming ETFRN News will interest all those engaged in managing or supporting forest and...

5th GFRAS Annual Meeting

Co-founded and supported by the Global Forum (GFAR), to specifically strengthen...

The new yuppies: how to build a new generation of tech-savvy farmers

As farmers age around the globe – I estimate that the average age is 55 – we need...