“Challenging Development and Research Communications” – two more GFAR webinars.

Ready for a challenge? Up to now, our GFAR webinars have concentrated on how to use communications for outreach and marketing,… But in our professional field, “communications” runs much deeper than “promotion” and “raising awareness”. In the next two webinars we will challenge ourselves. We will dive into the deep end, to shed some light … More “Challenging Development and Research Communications” – two more GFAR webinars.

Upcoming comms webinar: “Email-based newsletters: Not a thing of the past!”

Dozens of social media and online media tools now allow us to reach new and wider audiences, faster than ever before. Does this mean we should throw away our “legacy tools”? We don’t think so. Email-based newsletters (or E-newsletters), periodically emailing updates to a list of subscribers, are still used by many, if not all, … More Upcoming comms webinar: “Email-based newsletters: Not a thing of the past!”

GFAR Webinars: Connecting Communities – Inspiring Innovation

Looking for insight, information and interaction on a timely topic that supports agri-food research and innovation? GFAR, the unique multi-stakeholder global forum on agri-food research and innovation organises year-round, high quality, and thought-provoking webinars based on the needs and requests of the partners in GFAR. Webinars are open to all and offer participants the opportunity … More GFAR Webinars: Connecting Communities – Inspiring Innovation

Social scientists can improve the impact of agricultural research

As one of the panelists, I attended a discussion on “Strengthening Social Science and Policy Research” hosted by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)’s South Asia Office and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) at the 24th Annual AERA Conference held at the ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute in Izatnagar (India) on 17 December 2016. … More Social scientists can improve the impact of agricultural research

The changing paradigm of agricultural research and innovation

Recent events around agricultural research and innovation, such as the Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD3) held in April 2016 at Johannesburg, South Africa and the 5th Global Forum of Leaders in Agricultural Science and Technology (GLAST-2016) held at Lingshui, Hainan, China in December 2016, have focused on re-aligning research needs and priorities … More The changing paradigm of agricultural research and innovation

Upcoming webinar: “Building a bridge between scientists and communicators”

What is the right quote to insert here? Is it: Nothing in science has any value to society if it is not communicated, and scientists are beginning to learn their social obligations. Anne Roe, The Making of a Scientist (1953) Or should it be: Do not share your inventions with many, share them only with … More Upcoming webinar: “Building a bridge between scientists and communicators”

Upcoming webinar: “The Crystal Ball: Predicting the future of online media”

“If you do things well, do them better, be daring, be first, be different.” ― Anita Lucia Roddick GFAR strongly believes in the power of communications to bring – with our partners – our common messages to the public, and to network within our own communities. That’s why we continuously support trainings, workshops and webinars … More Upcoming webinar: “The Crystal Ball: Predicting the future of online media”

Join the GFAR communicators’ community!

GFAR, the Global Forum on Agriculture Research concentrates on making agri-food research and innovation systems more effective, responsive and equitable, towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals. Partners in the Global Forum, at national, regional and international levels, advocate for, and catalyse collective actions that strengthen and transform agri-food research and innovation systems. “Communications” is key in … More Join the GFAR communicators’ community!

GFAR webinars on “Search Engine Optimization” and “Website Revamps”

“The miracle is this – the more we share, the more we have.” ― Leonard Nimoy As a global forum, GFAR truly believes in the power of communications. Be it to work with our partners, to bring our common messages to the public, or to network within our communities. We also strongly believe in the … More GFAR webinars on “Search Engine Optimization” and “Website Revamps”

Tell your story – Post to the GFAR Blog!

Wouldn’t you like to share your work, interests and visions with a world-wide community and join others in addressing what concerns you? The GFAR Blog is an open space for diverse voices and opinions, which our Partners can use to share stories and information, give their take on an issue and initiate public discussions. Why should I submit … More Tell your story – Post to the GFAR Blog!

Agriculture: Source d’emploi durable pour les jeunes

En tant que membres des jeunes professionnels pour le développement agricole: “YPARD” en sigle, nous avons été invité à prendre part à la GCARD3 en Afrique du Sud, plus précisément à Johannesburg, et nous avons été formé aux médias sociaux afin de faire office de reporters sociaux lors des événements mondiaux. Les participants étaient issus … More Agriculture: Source d’emploi durable pour les jeunes

#GCARD3: Together We Are Shaping the Future

Last week, the  Third Global Conference on Agricultural Research and Development (GCARD3) is formally opened at the Birchwood Hotel and O.R. Tambo Conference Centre in Boksburg, South Africa. The global event was hosted by the Agricultural Research Council (ARC) of South Africa, in support of Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR) and Consortium of International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). It is an inclusive, … More #GCARD3: Together We Are Shaping the Future

Social Media Boot Camp aims to open up agricultural conference

The up and coming GCARD Global event which is scheduled to take place in Johannesburg next week will optimize its digital presence in a bid to include hundreds of thousands of agricultural minded people from around the world in the dialogue about Sustainable Development as South Africa grapples with water shortages and food insecurity. The … More Social Media Boot Camp aims to open up agricultural conference

Processing African cassava peels, potentially a billion dollar business

With livestock production expected to more than double in the next 40 years, transforming cassava peels into high quality feed holds huge potential for African economies struggling to meet rapidly rising demand for animal-source products, according to research proposal recently published by three CGIAR centres. Africa’s estimated 50 million tonnes of cassava peel waste per … More Processing African cassava peels, potentially a billion dollar business

Developing an Integration and Coordination Mechanism for CGIAR Research in Ghana

From 2nd – 3rd March, 2016, Ghana research stakeholders converged at Coconut grove Hotel in Accra for a National Consultation Workshop on Developing an Integration Plan and Coordination Mechanism for CGIAR Research to Support Agricultural Development in Ghana.This workshop was at the invitation of the consortium on CGIAR organisations in Ghana. The CGIAR is a … More Developing an Integration and Coordination Mechanism for CGIAR Research in Ghana

Scaling up climate-smart agriculture: what we know so far

Getting hundreds of millions of smallholder farmers to practise climate-smart agriculture requires a coordinated effort by farmers, researchers, the private sector, civil society and policymakers. Climate change threatens agricultural production through widespread shifts in rainfall and temperature, bringing dire consequences for the world’s poor and those who are dependent on agricultural livelihoods. Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) … More Scaling up climate-smart agriculture: what we know so far

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

YAP Proposal #209: “Non-chemical fertiliser trial” (Sean Intiomale, DRC)

I am Sean Intiomale, also known as Jean-Julien Mbonino Intiomale, 32 years old trained legal and management professional, Co-founder of the Luabu Farm, a 197-acre rural farm in Menkau, Maluku suburb, 120 kilometres East of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In 2007 I got introduced to farming by accident when visiting my parents. … More YAP Proposal #209: “Non-chemical fertiliser trial” (Sean Intiomale, DRC)