- Research and innovation
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.
Research and innovation
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
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.
view Women, innovation and enterprise as pdf
Date published: September 2013
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.
view Agri-enterprise as pdf
Date published: July 2013
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.
view Nutrition as pdf
Date published: May 2013
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.
view Foresight as pdf
Date published: April 2013
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.
view Capacity building as pdf
Date published: January 2013
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.
view Linking farmers to markets as pdf
Date published: November 2012
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.
view Smallholder enterprise development as pdf
Date published: September 2012
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.
view Water in agriculture as pdf
Date published: July 2012
Across most of the tropics, agriculture is facing enormous challenges from changing weather patterns. In this edition, GFAR highlights work underway to draw attention to policy implications and enable smallscale farmers to adapt to and mitigate climate change.
view Climate sustainable agriculture as pdf
Date published: May 2012
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