Video - Funding Female Farmers for a Less Hungry World
The video calls upon consumers, business leaders, policymakers, funders, and donors to invest more in women for greater nutritional diversity, healthier children, children who do better in school, a stronger economy, and a less hungry 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.
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.
Five Ways to Make Agriculture Innovation Better Serve the Needs of Women Farmers
Gender inequalities in rural areas are now more and more acknowledged by governments, scientists, and farmers. Lost opportunities or potential gains from gender equality on food security, livelihoods, and development have been widely analyzed.
GFAR invites your comments on the draft CGIAR Capacity Development Guidelines
The CGIAR has embarked on establishing guidelines on capacity development (CapDev). In line with the renewed emphasis on enhanced partnerships within the CGIAR Research Programs and the priorities and work of the CGIAR Centers, the CapDev Working Group is seeking views of a range of organizations and resource persons on the draft document.
With an ageing population of farmers, it’s clear that agriculture needs to attract more young people. This is a global challenge: half the farmers in the United States are 55 years or older, while in sub-Saharan Africa, the average age of farmers is around 60 years old.