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) was 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)

YAP Proposal #208: “Dairy Cooperative” (Karake Afrique, Rwanda)

My name is Karake Afrique. I was born in 1983 in Gakenke District of Rwanda. I have bachelor Degree in Agribusness (Ao) I have started my own dairy cooperative in 2012 after expecting that many farmers produce milk but they lack where to sell them so I collect them and process them. Another reason is … More YAP Proposal #208: “Dairy Cooperative” (Karake Afrique, Rwanda)

YAP Proposal #207: “Moringa Oleifera Mega Farm Project” (Miri Nanyak, Nigeria)

My name is Miri Nanyak, i was born in Jos, Plateau state, North-central Nigeria. I’m 22, a graduate member of the Nigeria Institute of Management. I have a degree in Biological Science. I’m a very disciplined and ambitious young man driven by an insatiable passion to succeed and help others to achieve their ambition. I’m … More YAP Proposal #207: “Moringa Oleifera Mega Farm Project” (Miri Nanyak, Nigeria)

YAP Proposal #206: “Pumpkin Value Addition Enterprise” (Joyce Kyalema, Uganda)

Am Joyce Kyalema a young woman entrepreneur aged 29 from Uganda and a gender activist. The founder and CEO of Josmak International (U) Ltd, a 2013 SEED Award Winner. I also serve as the Executive Director of Rural Women and Youth Development Organization (RWYDO), an organization I founded to organize vulnerable youth and women in … More YAP Proposal #206: “Pumpkin Value Addition Enterprise” (Joyce Kyalema, Uganda)

YAP Proposal #204: Farmers’ Own Transport – FOT (Bello Rufai Duwap, Nigeria)

I am Bello Rufai Duwap, i was born in 1989. In Mangu Local Government of Plateau State. I am a graduate of Bayero University Kano. Currently a Research (MSc) Student in Kaduna State University. I was born and raised in locality were farming is a pre-dominance business. Even though the government has made many policies … More YAP Proposal #204: Farmers’ Own Transport – FOT (Bello Rufai Duwap, Nigeria)

YAP Proposal #203: Rice production and processing (Caleb Yakubu, Nigeria)

My name is Caleb Yakubu a graduate of Department of Geography Ahmadu Bello University Zaria. I am 36 years old an indigene of Jaba LGA of Kaduna state, Nigeria. I have a great passion for rice farming and processing. I intend to give services to people through the raising and selling of good-quality seedlings, project … More YAP Proposal #203: Rice production and processing (Caleb Yakubu, Nigeria)

YAP Proposal #202: Empowering woman through Tulsi and tea production (Mosaref Hossain, Bangladesh)

Empowering women through production of Tulsi (holy basil) leaves & tea; and market linkage Biography: Kbd. Mosaref Hossain is an B. Sc. Ag (Hon’s), Master of Science (MS) in Agronomy and Post Graduate Diploma in Management Consulting (PgDMC) having ten years more experience in the areas of Project planning & Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Training … More YAP Proposal #202: Empowering woman through Tulsi and tea production (Mosaref Hossain, Bangladesh)