It all started off as a challenge for a young group of social media enthusiasts that wanted to give a voice to young professionals in agricultural research for development (ARD) at the Second Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD 2012). From all walks of life, young spirited people have gathered between October 25th … More Social Reporting Geeks signing off
The 2012 Louis Malassis Young promising Scientist Prize was awarded to Dr. Matty Demont at the Second Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD2) on 29th October 2012. This award is given to an exceptional young scientist who has carried out original and promising work in the field. Dr. Matty Demont is an Agricultural … More Young Promising Scientist
From pre-conference meetings, to opening ceremony and plenary sessions, it was clear from the speakers and participants at the second Global Conference for Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD2), that partnership is the key if we want to improve livelihoods of smallholder farmers and increase food production by 70% to feed a population of 9 billion … More Partnership: The key to food security and poverty eradication
After 2 days of intensive training on social media and social reporting, the GCARD2 Social Media Team received their Certificate from H.E. Minister of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries, Tabaré Aguerre The opening ceremony of the second Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD2) took place on 28th October 2012 at the Conrad Hotel in Punta … More The GCARD2 social media team receives certificate from Uruguay’s Minister of Agriculture
Agriculture is a very important pillar of the Uruguayan economy. Today, the country is exporting up to 70% of their agricultural products and is the world’s 2nd wool seller and short fibre pulp exporter, 5th dairy products marketer, and 6th rice and beef exporter. What is even more interesting about Uruguayan agriculture is that smallholder … More Collaboration helps smallholder farmers produce quality products in Uruguay
«Je suis né ici, et je suis toujours là”, explique Joseph Kaguata, un paysan du district de Lari, au Kenya. Selon le Fond international de développement agricole (FIDA), il y a aujourd’hui environ 500 millions de petites exploitations agricoles dans les pays en voie de développement qui nourrissent et soutiennent 2 milliards de personnes, soit … More “La recherche et la vulgarisation agricole ne parviennent pas aux petits agriculteurs dans les régions rurales!”
“I was born here, and I am still here”, says Joseph Kaguata, a rural farmer in the Lari District, Kenya. According to the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), today there are about 500 million small farms in developing countries that are feeding and supporting 2 billion people, which is almost one third of humanity. … More Kenyan farmer: “Research and Extension services fail to reach smallholder farmers in rural areas!”
Le mois d’octobre va marquer un événement important pour ceux qui sont impliqués dans la Recherche Agricole pour le Développement (AR4D). Plus de 600 personnes venant du monde entier participeront à la deuxième Conférence mondiale sur la recherche agricole pour le développement (GCARD2), qui est organisé par le Forum Mondial sur la Recherche Agricole (GFAR), … More GCARD: Plus qu’une simple conférence!
October 2012 is going to mark an important event for those involved in Agricultural Research for Development (AR4D). More than 600 people from all over the world will attend the Second Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD2), organized by the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR), in association with CGIAR, the global partnership that … More GCARD: More than a mere conference!