Madan’s Journey after attending the Technical Online Communicators 2014 Workshop

It’s been almost a year since Madan Paudel, former YPARD Web4Knowledge intern took part in TOCs 2014. Thanks to two CGIAR sponsored slots for YPARD members and GFAR’s travel support, Madan had the opportunity to attend this workshop of ‘technical geeks’, which provided him with “a better understanding of the online ecosystem under which different … More Madan’s Journey after attending the Technical Online Communicators 2014 Workshop

Global discussions on agricultural curricula: Where are Africa and South East Asia?

The Global Confederation of Higher Education Associations for Agricultural and Life Sciences (GCHERA) co-organized from 15-17 June, 2015 in Zaragoza, Spain the conference “Agricultural Higher Education in the 21st Century” in which Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD) participated. GFAR supports this nice GCHERA-YPARD collaboration as both are members of GFAR Steering Committee. 

Training the trainers: Participatory prospective analysis for forest tenure analysis in Uganda

With a population of close to 35m people, a total area of 241,038 square kilometres, and a forest cover of 4.9 million hectares, which represent just around 14.5% of the total area, Uganda is the most deforested country in East Africa. Besides, between 1990 and 2005, it experienced a 15% decrease in forest cover driven by increased … More Training the trainers: Participatory prospective analysis for forest tenure analysis in Uganda

Territoires et population rurales en période de crise – perspective d’Afrique du Nord

4ème journée d’étude régionale préparatoire  au Congrès de Milan, Rabat (Maroc), 20 et 21 Avril 2015. Par Rabii MRAIDI, YPARD membre La Fondation du Dialogue Sud-nord Méditerranée (Louvain-la-Neuve), l’Institut Agronomique et Vétérinaire (IAV) Hassan II (Rabat), le GFAR (Rome), le CIHEAM – IAMM (Montpellier) et la Bibliothèque d’Alexandrie ont organisé, les 20 et 21 avril … More Territoires et population rurales en période de crise – perspective d’Afrique du Nord

Reflections from the new Chair of the Drylands CRP Independent Steering Committee

By Harry Palmier I recently attended the meeting of the CGIAR Research Program (CRP) on Drylands Systems held in Hyderabad, India, at the invitation of ICRISAT, and was honoured to be selected as the Chair of the Program’s new Independent Steering Committee (ISC). I have been participating in meetings of the CGIAR Research Program on … More Reflections from the new Chair of the Drylands CRP Independent Steering Committee

Promoting Women’s Enterprise Development in Egypt

From Thomas Price, Senior Officer, Agricultural Innovation and Society, and Iman El-Kaffass, Capacity Development Expert, at the Secretariat of the Global Forum on Agricultural Research In November last year we had the pleasure of participating in a regional workshop held in Alexandria, Egypt entitled, “The Left-behind: Empowering Mediterranean Rural Communities to Face Change“. This was … More Promoting Women’s Enterprise Development in Egypt

Collaborative Foresight: Finding solutions to youth unemployment in East Africa through agriculture

Agriculture accounts for almost 30% of the average GDP of the economies of East Africa countries (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Ethiopia). It also provides employment and livelihood for more than 40% of people in the region. However, with a combined population of 249.9m people based on 2014 estimates, and a youth unemployment burden that ranges … More Collaborative Foresight: Finding solutions to youth unemployment in East Africa through agriculture

Women’s land rights unleash agricultural productivity and nutrition

by Harry Palmier Women all over the world play a critical role in providing food and education as well as ensuring the well-being of their families and communities. But often, their contribution goes unrecognized. This is the case for women farmers in many regions of the world: they work and manage the land, but very … More Women’s land rights unleash agricultural productivity and nutrition

Taking a Big Picture View of Capacity Development

We who are committed to agricultural innovation, enterprise and societal well-being need to ensure that human, organizational and institutional capacities are developed to meet the needs of today and the aspirations of the future. Over the past several months, CGIAR has been discussing with partners and stakeholders on how the new draft Strategy and Results Framework … More Taking a Big Picture View of Capacity Development

Together, we are shaping the future of agriculture

The CGIAR’s Strategy and Results Framework (SRF) is an important document for all of us involved with, and committed to, sustainable agricultural development. CGIAR, in developing this framework for its next decade of research, is working through GFAR to reach out to all the Global Forum’s stakeholders, to ensure that the new SRF is robust … More Together, we are shaping the future of agriculture