CGIAR on Engaging Possible Stakeholders in Nepal

The CGIAR Research Program (CRP) Phase-I is about to end very soon and Phase-II will be starting from 2017. CGIAR centers (Bioversity, CIFOR, CIMMYT, ICARDA, IRRI, IFPRI and IWMI) all working together in Nepal with the vision of freedom from poverty; hunger and environmental degradation were the organizers of a day long Consultation Meeting on … More CGIAR on Engaging Possible Stakeholders in Nepal

2015 Annual Report focuses on “future-ready” GFAR

The launch of the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015 heralded a new development era, in which agricultural research for development will play a key role. The Partners in the Global Forum for Agricultural Research (GFAR)  responded accordingly, by taking stock of their progress and building on their strengths, in preparation for the challenges ahead.  These … More 2015 Annual Report focuses on “future-ready” GFAR

The agricultural youth in the national consultations of the GCARD3 in Niger

As part of the 2nd generation development process (2017-2022) of its global research programs (CRPII), on behalf of the CGIAR, ICRISAT Sahel Centre in Niamey, organized and led consultations on the integration of the CGIAR system sites in Niger, on 15 March 2016, in their training centre. I was honoured to take part in it … More The agricultural youth in the national consultations of the GCARD3 in Niger

Flash: Announcing the “YAP” finalists

What was the “YAP” project all about, again? In the run-up to the upcoming #GCARD3 global event, we announced “YAP”, the Youth Agripreneurs Project. “YAP” is a pilot project targeting young agricultural entrepreneurs or “agripreneurs” by GFAR (the Global Forum on Agricultural Research), CGIAR (the Global Agricultural Research Partnership) and YPARD (the Young Professionals for … More Flash: Announcing the “YAP” finalists

Meet the “YAP” jury members

In the run-up to the upcoming #GCARD3 global event, we announced “YAP”, the Youth Agripreneurs Project. “YAP” is a pilot project targeting young agricultural entrepreneurs or “agripreneurs”. Within “YAP” we want to select young agripreneurs from all over the world, and provide a seed fund to facilitate the startup of their project. During one year, … More Meet the “YAP” jury members

Partners meet to redefine The Global Forum

The GFAR Partners’ Assembly takes place on 5 April 2016 in Johannesburg, immediately before the GCARD3 event. The Partners’ Assembly brings together representatives of the many Partners in GFAR from around the world and from all sectors concerned. These representatives have already been identified and invited to attend. Who will be there? The Partners attending … More Partners meet to redefine The Global Forum

Be part of the global conversation on the future of agri-food research and innovation

  Do you want to help determine how agri-food research and innovation can best meet the world’s development needs? Join hundreds of scientists, researchers, farmers, civil society, rural women and youth, policymakers, education, business and investment agencies from around the world at the GCARD3 Global Event, to be held in Johannesburg South Africa from 5-8 … More Be part of the global conversation on the future of agri-food research and innovation

FAO’s Agricultural Biotechnologies Symposium in Perspective

The FAO international symposium on “The role of agricultural biotechnologies in sustainable food systems and nutrition” took place 15-17 February 2016 at FAO Headquarters in Rome. Eduardo Trigo, from the Argentinian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, was both a speaker and a co-chair of one of the parallel sessions there. Here, he presents his … More FAO’s Agricultural Biotechnologies Symposium in Perspective

Connecting the communities of Land tenure and AR4D

Land tenure is one of the most important institutional issues that affect the ability of people to become farmers, make informed decisions and adopt good practices. Land is a factor of production, but at the personal level it is the source of food, shelter and livelihoods; it is a safety net in times of hardship. … More Connecting the communities of Land tenure and AR4D

YAP proposal #428: Protein for Africa every Dinner (Allan Muhaari Wachira, Kenya)

Who will feed 1 billion Africans come 2050? What will be Africa’s contribution toward hunger end; by 2030, as per the SDGs? What part are you and I playing to contribute towards a hunger-free Africa? There are of course 100 potential answers to these questions; and I wish to propose one of them in the … More YAP proposal #428: Protein for Africa every Dinner (Allan Muhaari Wachira, Kenya)

YAP proposal #427: Al-Hadhar Family Agriculture and Fisheries (Aklan M.Majaliwa, Tanzania)

1. Introduction Al-Hadhar Family is the group of Tanzanian students who graduated from Mkwawa High School located at Iringa region, Tanzania who joined together to form an entrepreneurship group in various areas in agriculture and fisheries. This group was formed on August, 2014 and based at Dar es Salaam, Tanzania by looking for those who … More YAP proposal #427: Al-Hadhar Family Agriculture and Fisheries (Aklan M.Majaliwa, Tanzania)

YAP proposal #426: Growing Vegetables for Healthy Living (Adewole Adedamola, Nigeria)

My name is Adewole Adedamola, a graduate of microbiology. I am 22 and currently undergoing my agricultural incubation programme at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture under the Youth Agripreneurs programme. I am a young Nigerian who is interested in the nutrition of and job creation for Africans especially Young Africans, starting with my country. … More YAP proposal #426: Growing Vegetables for Healthy Living (Adewole Adedamola, Nigeria)

YAP proposal #425: Enhancing Resilience of Integrated Agriculture and Aquaculture (Thomas Simbankabo, Rwanda)

  I am Thomas Simbankabo from Rwanda, 25, a recent graduate if University of Rwanda, college of agriculture animal science and veterinary medicine. After graduation I have been looking for a way I can gain experienced in agriculture, especially in the livestock domain, where I have requested a voluntary internship at the university, in the … More YAP proposal #425: Enhancing Resilience of Integrated Agriculture and Aquaculture (Thomas Simbankabo, Rwanda)

YAP proposal #424: A Multipurpose Agriculture Consultancy (Sablah Bright, Ghana)

I am Sablah Bright, 27, a determined young Ghanaian entrepreneur who seeks to impact people and communities with life changing service and initiative. As young man who decided to start a business that will focus on improving agriculture. Together with my team, I undertook detailed feasibility studies of the agriculture sector targeted at identifying agriculture-related … More YAP proposal #424: A Multipurpose Agriculture Consultancy (Sablah Bright, Ghana)

YAP proposal #423: Banana ‘Wine’ in Uganda (Bagada Monday Richard, Uganda)

I’m Bagada Monday Richard, 32, and a Ugandan. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in agribusiness management and am also in advanced stages of finishing a Master’s degree in agribusiness management from Makerere University. I hail from one of the most marginalized regions in Uganda. Having had a troubled past, Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom remains heavily underdeveloped … More YAP proposal #423: Banana ‘Wine’ in Uganda (Bagada Monday Richard, Uganda)

YAP proposal #422: Boosting the Agribusiness Centre Initiative (Titus Kisauzi, Uganda)

My name is Titus Kisauzi, aged 34 years. I am a Ugandan living in Kampala. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture and a Master’s Degree in Agricultural Extension Education from, Makerere University. I wish to boost the Agribusiness Centre initiative, which was started in 2014 in Busukuma Sub-County, Wakiso district, Uganda. The district neighbours … More YAP proposal #422: Boosting the Agribusiness Centre Initiative (Titus Kisauzi, Uganda)

YAP Proposal #421: Plantain and snail plantation (Olaolu Ayeni, Nigeria)

Who? I am Olaolu Lawrence Ayeni from Nigeria, and I love music, writing, creating new ideas, travelling, acting and watching football. My professional work experience started with advertising to experiential marketing and brand management. Recently I have been working independently managing Vitafoam retail outlet and as an Independent Business owner with the world’s number one … More YAP Proposal #421: Plantain and snail plantation (Olaolu Ayeni, Nigeria)

YAP Proposal #420: Integrated organic livestock and vegetable farming (Mwendalubi Simamba, Zambia)

My name is Mweendalubi Malikana Simamba. I am a 34-year-old young woman who lives in Lusaka, Zambia. I have a degree in Economics and Business Finance and a postgraduate diploma in Economics with a specific focus on development. I want to impact lives by helping rural communities to become nutritionally self-sufficient by growing their own … More YAP Proposal #420: Integrated organic livestock and vegetable farming (Mwendalubi Simamba, Zambia)