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GFAR Steering Committee meets in Montpellier: agrees dynamic new ways forward.

At the kind invitation of the CGIAR Consortium Chief Executive Officer Dr Frank Rijsberman, the Multi-stakeholder Steering Committee of the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR) met at Agropolis International, Montpellier, France, April 7-9, 2014.

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Women Farmers Lead Innovation

The World Farmers Organisation (WFO) and Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR) co-sponsored a parallel event at the United Nations Commission on Status of Women (CSW) in New York. “Empowering Rural Women Through Agricultural Innovation” highlighted the farmer panelists’ first-hand experiences from their family farm proving how innovation leads to women farmers success...

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A national policy of seeds recognizing farmers’ rights: Guatemala, an example to be followed

Guatemala has advanced in the development of legal and policy frameworks relevant for the implementation of Farmers’ Rights.
In 2013, a committee, lead by the Ministry of Agriculture and including representatives of the formal and informal agricultural sector, started discussing the elements for a new...

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Protracted Crises in West Asia and North Africa: rebuilding resilience

In 2010, FAO highlighted the dramatic impact of protracted crises on food security and nutrition in 22 countries. West Asia and Africa have the majority of countries suffering from such crises, most heavily affecting the poor in rural areas and in particular vulnerable...

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Have your say on the future shape of CGIAR research

Please find below the message from Frank Rijsberman, CGIAR CEO, regarding planning of the next phase of the CGIAR’s strategy and programmes.
 
These are important documents  that seek to set the frame for the future shape and outcomes of future international agricultural research. It is very important that all partners in...

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CGIAR Consortium Workshop: towards a CGIAR Strategy on Capacity Development

During the last week of October, 2013, capacity development focal points from the CGIAR Centers and Research Programmes (CRPs), the Consortium office and key partner organizations, met in Nairobi to begin to define guiding principles and elements of a CGIAR Capacity Development Strategy.

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Highlighted publications

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GFAR Steering Committee meets in Montpellier: agrees dynamic new ways forward.

At the kind invitation of the CGIAR Consortium Chief Executive Officer Dr Frank Rijsberman, the...
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World Bank Gender & Development Seminar

Speaker: Mayra Buvinic Senior Fellow, UN Foundation and Lead Author of the Report...
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Interview with Dr. Gunhild Anker Stordalen - Director of EAT Stockholm Food...

In May 2014 the first annual Stockholm Food Forum - EAT - will welcome participants from all over...
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Joint GODAN-CIARD Consultation on Open Agricultural Knowledge for Development

The CIARD (www.ciard.net) partners and the GODAN (www.godan.info) partners are going to meet in...

From the regions

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Regional Workshop on Youth and Agriculture: Challenges and Opportunities: Proceedings and Recommendations, 2013

Agriculture continues to be the engine of inclusive and accelerated economic growth, development as well as...
Source: APAARI news feed
Source: FARA secretariar blog feed
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Agribusiness - How It Works

Agribusiness - How It Works. The highest rated Agricultural show on Philippine national TV focused on...
Source: PAEPARD blog

From GFAR worldwide

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Young people, agriculture and employment

A new working paper from our Young People & Agrifood theme looks critically at programmes aiming to engage young...
Source: Future Agricultures Consortium
Source: ARD news from AgriFeeds
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Climate change’s potential impact must figure in food production efforts

FAO at agriculture forum lauds Morocco for achieving MDG 1, signs South-South Cooperation accord with Morocco.
Source: FAO newsfeed