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.
E-Discussion on “Forward Thinking for ICT use in Asian Agri-Food Chains”
This e-discussion will focus on what futures may happen for Asian agri-food systems and ICTs through research, innovation, changes in institutions, regulatory frameworks and organizations at international, regional and national levels.
Climate Change is Real! says the lyrics of the song which energized participants at the Regional Consultative meeting on the building of the Alliance on Climate Smart Agriculture (ACSA), Hanoi June 8-11, 2014.
Despite their differing agendas, there is one irreducible factor that effects the goals of all agricultural stakeholders: the climate. Scientists have been shouting about this one for a long time, but is there a way to get everybody on the same wavelength?