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Delivering the Change Together - Reflections on GCARD2
GCARD2, organized by GFAR in partnership with the CGIAR and our wonderful hosts, the Government of Uruguay, set out to move the process forward from WHAT transformation of agricultural research for development (AR4D) is required, to HOW to implement the GCARD RoadMap in practice and the difference it makes. This message of Change was strong and persistent throughout the Conference and explicitly focused on better meeting the needs of smallholder farmers. Read more...

See the conference programme. (Additional information, not vetted as official, on the GCARD blog).

Check out the interactive presentation abut the GCARD 2 Proceedings.
 

Highlights

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Delivering the Change Together - Reflections on GCARD2 - Mark Holderness, GFAR Executive Secretary

I am writing to thank you all very much for the very dynamic and rich discussions in Punta del Este and your tremendously valuable inputs to the...

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Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize

The Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize for Agriculture and Food aims to recognize individuals, or a group of individuals, for their exemplary and promising contribution in promoting...

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Updates from the organizers

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From Forward Thinking to Forward Acting

From Forward Thinking to Forward Acting

The GCARD2 foresight sessions achieved concrete and practical declarations which provide a basis for priority collective actions to ensure research, policies and innovations are more strongly able to address future challenges.   The document summarizing these actions -...
GCARD2 - Foresight sessions

Foresight at GCARD2: when stakeholders get together

Stakeholder participation is central for reforming agricultural research for development. It is central for improved foresight, too.   What does it mean in practice? See below what happened during the GCARD2 foresight sessions:   60% of the Chairs and...
If agriculture is an aging profession, we need to make some changes!

If agriculture is an aging profession, we need to make some changes!

Ask a young person what they wish for their future, and very few will mention agriculture.   Whether as a farmer, researcher or extension officer, the production of food tends to be a last resort, not the positive choice of an ambitious young man or woman.   This of...

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If agriculture is an aging profession, we need to make some changes!

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Ask a young person what they wish for their future, and very few will mention agriculture. Whether as a farmer, researcher or extension officer, the production of food tends to be a last resort, not...

GCARD2: Young professionals “Make Agriculture Cool Again”

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The story of a dream, a nightmare and a wish… Video: Social media can be more than “a means”. It can be “a purpose” too.   The dream by Enrica Porcari, GCARD2...

Agriculture and forestry: mainstreaming research findings that work for communities

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Partnerships are fundamental to conducting research. Douglas Sheil/CIFOR PUNTA DEL ESTE, Uruguay (12 November 2012)_Small-scale farmers in many tropical nations depend primarily on their crops for...

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GCARD2 in the press

                             

Teagasc - Research newsletter, winter 2012

On page 13, interesting article on GCARD2

Networks and partnerships promoted by IICA attract attention in GCARD2 (IICA)

Networks and partnerships promoted by IICA attract attention in GCARD2

Addressing climate change and agricultural research through partnerships and scenario building | CGIAR Climate

Addressing climate change and agricultural research through partnerships and scenario building...

Gine Zwart, Senior Policy Advisor, Oxfam: Equitable partnerships for improved foresight (from the New Agriculturist)

Gine Zwart discusses some key aspects around partnership and foresight in the context of...

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