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The Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR) brings together all those working to strengthen and transform agricultural research for development around the world. As part of this role, GFAR is working with New Agriculturist to showcase and raise awareness of important initiatives and their outcomes, to update and inspire others.

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Gender equity in agricultural research

Gender equity in agricultural research

From work to include women at the forefront of agricultural research and development, to women taking the lead in developing potato enterprises in Peru and fish farming in Bangladesh, GFAR draws attention to a number of examples of how organisations are helping to transform and strengthen agricultural innovation to more directly benefit women.
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Date published: January 2014

Agrobiodiversity value chains

Agrobiodiversity value chains

In this edition, GFAR highlights the innovative and collaborative approaches taken in Cameroon, Peru and Zimbabwe in upgrading value chains for a variety of wild and cultivated plant species.
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Date published: November 2013

Women, innovation and enterprise

Women, innovation and enterprise

From training in 'business thinking' for women in Papua New Guinea, and work to build organic enterprises in Peru, to beekeeping and honey processing operations in Botswana and India, GFAR draws attention to a number of examples of how women have diversified their activities by branching out into small and medium enterprises.
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Date published: September 2013

Agri-enterprise

Agri-enterprise

In this edition, GFAR highlights three examples from Peru, Costa Rica and South East Asia where investment or interventions have helped smallholders address market constraints, and improve the profitability, efficiency and competitiveness of their activities.
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Date published: July 2013

Nutrition

Nutrition

In the run up to a 'hunger summit' to drive further global action to reduce hunger and malnutrition, immediately before the G8 summit in June 2013, GFAR draws attention to work in Bangladesh, India and Vietnam that is addressing nutrition and health challenges.
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Date published: May 2013

Foresight

Foresight

With shifting climates, volatile markets, controversial technologies and rapidly-evolving policies, anticipating what the future will bring is not getting any easier. In this edition, GFAR highlights how foresight studies (forward-looking, anticipatory research and analysis) in Indonesia, Morocco and Argentina are being used to shape environmental and agricultural policies.
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Date published: April 2013

Capacity building

Capacity building

At GCARD2, participants focused on the new capabilities and collective actions required across the Agricultural Research for Development continuum in order to achieve impact at scale. In this edition, GFAR highlights four examples of how capacities to generate, share and use agricultural knowledge for development are being enhanced.
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Date published: January 2013

Linking farmers to markets

Linking farmers to markets

While smallholder farmers may be highly skilled in crop and livestock production, marketing their produce frequently poses a very different set of challenges. In this edition, GFAR highlights how farmers in Bangladesh, Honduras and Kenya have overcome marketing obstacles.
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Date published: November 2012

Smallholder enterprise development

Smallholder enterprise development

Smallholder farmers can significantly contribute to a country's economic growth and food security. In this edition, GFAR draws attention to the role of smallholder enterprise development and show how smallholders use knowledge and innovation to increase income, create business and new opportunities in Nepal, Ghana and Cameroon.
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Date published: September 2012

Water in agriculture

Water in agriculture

Ensuring universal access to water, and using it wisely in agriculture, is essential to reducing poverty, hunger and maintaining a sustainable environment. In this edition, GFAR draw attention to work in Jamaica, India and Cambodia to develop water-efficient methods of food production and manage competition over water resources.
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Date published: July 2012

 

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