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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... Agrobiodiversity value chains

Developing and improving value chains for specific neglected and underutilised species helps to improve food security and generate income and employment by linking smallholder supply capacities to market opportunities. 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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Baobab and marula - Zimbabwe's top tips for success

Baobab and marula - Zimbabwe's top tips for success

Baobab seed pulp and marula oil are two products being developed by a USAID and EC funded project in Zimbabwe, which aims to position the country as a first choice supplier in global markets for unusual, natural African ingredients and products.

Date published: November 2013

From the mother of all chillies

From the mother of all chillies

Smallholder chilli farmers in Peru and Bolivia are finding new national and international markets for their nations' rich diversity of chilli species. Genebanks have been created, housing over one thousand chilli accessions, which are being analysed for commercial traits for use by food, pharmaceutical and natural cosmetics manufacturers.

Date published: November 2013

Treasures of the forest

Treasures of the forest

Non-timber forest products provide a sustainable source of revenue for forest communities in Cameroon and are in demand in urban areas. Support has been provided to collectors and traders to develop the value chain, and increase quality and incomes.

Date published: November 2013

 

 

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