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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... Capacity building

Capacity development remains a major requirement for achieving sustainable impacts in the agriculture sector. But what new skills and capabilities are needed, how can knowledge be most effectively shared, and how can young people, particularly young women, be attracted and retained in agricultural careers?

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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Empowering Africa's women agricultural scientists

Empowering Africa's women agricultural scientists

AWARD, which recently received funding for a second five-year phase, builds the scientific and leadership skills of African women agricultural scientists, helping to inspire change and ensure that agricultural research is meeting the needs of smallholders, most of whom are women.

Date published: January 2013

Appropriate knowledge and tools for smallholder farmers

Appropriate knowledge and tools for smallholder farmers

The development of ICTs is helping extension become more efficient and farmer-friendly, with real-time advice. But the challenge is how to scale up pilot projects to reach millions of smallholders. With this issue in mind, GCARD2 highlighted examples of knowledge access as a way to unlock the potential of smallholder agriculture.

Date published: January 2013

Building capacity to innovate

Building capacity to innovate

In developing countries, so many of the challenges facing agriculture and natural resources management can be addressed through innovation. The Tropical Agriculture Platform has been developed to facilitate more effective capacity development interventions in innovation systems in tropical agriculture.

Date published: January 2013

Young professionals in agriculture: the social reporters of GCARD2

Young professionals in agriculture: the social reporters of GCARD2

To promote effective communication from GCARD2 in Uruguay, a team of young agri-professionals from around the world was trained and supported to provide social media coverage of the event. This groundbreaking move enabled the active engagement and on-line participation of people from all around the world.

Date published: January 2013

 

 

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