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GFAR

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... Climate sustainable agriculture

Across most of the tropics, agriculture is facing enormous challenges from changing weather patterns. In addition to raising awareness of and planning responses to the agricultural implications of climate change, GFAR works across a wide range of institutions to actively support the strengthening of international research on climate change and agriculture, helping farmers to better manage risks. In this edition, GFAR highlights work underway to draw attention to policy implications and enable smallscale farmers to adapt to and mitigate climate change.

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Finding solutions for climate change mitigation that benefit small farmers

Finding solutions for climate change mitigation that benefit small farmers

Researchers from the International Food Policy Research Institute are working in Ghana, Mozambique, Morocco and Vietnam to assess the contribution that small farmers can make to carbon markets and ways to link them to these markets.

Date published: May 2012

Enhancing natural resources in Ecuador's highlands

Enhancing natural resources in Ecuador's highlands

Ecuador's highlands are characterised by environmental degradation. Farmers are also concerned that rainfall is becoming increasingly irregular and water sources are not being recharged quickly enough. In response, a research partnership is helping to identify and introduce environmentally friendly farming practices to the area.

Date published: May 2012

How to achieve a sustainable global food system

How to achieve a sustainable global food system

Early in 2011, the Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change began devising specific policy responses to the challenge of feeding a world confronted by climate change, population growth, poverty, food price spikes and degraded ecosystems.The Commissioners released their final report in March 2012.

Date published: May 2012

 

 

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