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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... Agri-enterprise

The majority of the world's poor live in rural areas and most of them rely on agriculture for their livelihoods. By diversifying into higher value, on-farm enterprises, families can broaden their income opportunities, but most suffer from a lack of resources and assets and poor access to complex globalised markets. 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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Valuable vegetables at 3,000 metres

Valuable vegetables at 3,000 metres

High in the Peruvian Andes, the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture has been working with Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation and McDonalds to enable smalscale vegetable farmers earn a better living.

Date published: July 2013

Developing the next generation of agri-preneurs in Costa Rica

Developing the next generation of agri-preneurs in Costa Rica

In Costa Rica, The Coca-Cola Company has joined forces with one of its orange juice suppliers - TicoFrut - to engage smallholders in the supply chain and train the next generation of orange farmers.

Date published: July 2013

Smallholder aquaculture: sustaining the impact of private investment

Smallholder aquaculture: sustaining the impact of private investment

In 2010, WorldFish set out to explore the business case for investment in smallholder aquaculture by examining several donor funded projects. Research found that investments in smallholder farmers and their organisations can be commercially viable, creating economic as well as social and environmental benefits.

Date published: July 2013

 

 

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