The Global Forum on Agriculture Research (GFAR)


Name of initiative The Global Forum on Agriculture Research (GFAR)
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Starting year 2014
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Secretariat At FAO,
Organisational structure
Geographical coverage Global
Name of lead organisation GFAR at FAO
Type of lead organisation International organisation
Location/Nationality of lead organisation Italy


Description The Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR) commits to empower farmer organisations and communities at local level to engage as leaders in shaping thefuture of agriculture, food and rural development.
Objectives To empower farmer organisations and communities at local level to engage as leaders in shaping the future of agriculture, food and rural development.
One or two success stories achieved

Monitoring and Impacts

Function of initiative Implementation, Capacity building
Activity of initiative Training and education, Technical operational implementation (ex-post)
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Participants Number Names
Members 684  
Companies 10 Aapah Innovations (India),Agri Soft (Egypt),AGRIDEA (Switzerland),AgriEdge (South Africa),Ajaoko Agritech (Nigeria),All Wireless Network Services (Kenya),Alport Solutions (Nigeria),APS Consulting Services (Denmark),Bakker Barendrecht (Netherlands),Brastorne Enterpises (Botswana),Brenner pharmafood Business Development (South Africa),Creative Agri Solutions (India),Crop Performance (United K.),Dream Agritech Consultancy Services (Philippines)
Business organisations 10
Research and educational organisations 3 Agricultural Science and Technology Indicators - ASTI (USA),  AGRIS (Italy),  Land Portal (Netherlands),  University of Ghana - Legon-Accra - School of A (Philippines),  griculture (Ghana),  Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan (Pakistan),  Access Agriculture (United K.),  AFRICA FARMING STUDENTS' ASSOCIATION (Nigeria),  Africa Innovations Institute (Uganda),  Africa Research in Sustainable Intensification for the Next Generation - Africa RISING (Nigeria),  Africa Rice Center (Ivory Coast),  Africa We Want Organisation (Zimbabwe),  Afriqinsights (Spain),  Agricultural Engineering Research Institute (Egypt),  Agricultural Policy Research Network (Nigeria),  Agricultural Research Center (Egypt),  Agricultural Research Council (South Africa),  Agricultural Research Institute (Cyprus),  Agricultural Technology Management Agency (India),  Agriculture Extension Wing Punjab (Pakistan),  Agriculture Research Institute (Brazil),  Agriculture - Fisheries and Food Authority (Kenya),  AgriProFocus (Cuba),  Agropreneur (Nigeria),  Andijan Agricultural Institute (Uzbekistan),  Animal and Plant Genetic Resources Centre (Oman),  Arid Zone Research Center- Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (Pakistan),  Asia Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (Thailand),  Asian Association of Agricultural Colleges and Universities (Philippines),  Association of Agricultural Research Institutions in the Near East and North Africa (Jordan)),  Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (USA),  Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (Australia),  Banaras Hindu University Varanasi (India),  Bangladesh Agricultural University (Bangladesh),  Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development (Bangladesh),  Berne University of Applied Sciences (Switzerland),  Business School Lausanne (Switzerland),  Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (Jamaica),  CASCADE - Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Melioration (Armenia),  Center for Agricultural Research (Hungary),  Center for Environment Agricultural Research and Advocacy (Botswana),  Center for International Forestry Research (Indonesia),  Central Asia and the Caucasus Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (Uzbekistan),  Centre Africain de Recherches sur Bananiers et Plantains (Chad),  Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (France),  Centre de Formation et d'Animation Rurale (Togo),  Centre de Recherche en Economie Appliquée pour le Développement (Algeria),  Centre for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development for Southern Africa (Botswana),  Centre for Environmental Policy and Advocacy (Malawi),  Centre for Girls and Interaction (Malawi),  Centre for Good Governance (India),  Centre for Green Economy (India),  CENTRE FOR GREEN ECONOMY DEVELOPMENT (Nepal),  Centre for Indigenous Knowledge Systems And by-Products (Kenya),  Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (Nepal),  Centre for Sustainable Agriculture (India),  Centre for Sustainable Development - Ghent University (Belgium),  Centre for Underutilised Crops - University of Southampton (United K.),  Centro de Ciências Agrárias da Universidade Federal de Alagoas (Brazil),  Centro Interuniversitario per la Ricerca sullo Sviluppo Sostenibile (Italy),  Centro Nacional de Tecnologia Agropecuaria y Forestal (El Salvador),  Centro para la Defensa del Consumidor (El Salvador),  Cho Global Natural Farming - Hawaii (USA),  College of Sustainable Living - Maharishi University of Management (USA),  Commission de la Recherche Agricole Internationale (France),  Cornell Institute for Climate Smart Solutions (USA),  Council on Higher Education (South Africa),  Development Agency of Karditsa (Greece)
Non-governmental organisations 10 2Blades Foundation (USA),  4-H Nepal (Nepal),  ACORDASIA - Asian Centre for Organisation Research and Development (India),  Africa World Neighbours (Kenya),  African Agricultural Technology Foundation (Kenya),  AFRICAN CENTRE FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INFORMATION DEVELOPMENT (Nigeria),  African Food Security Urban Network (South Africa),  African Network for Agriculture - Agroforestry and Natural Resources Education (Kenya),  Afrimash (Nigeria),  Agred-Health Development Organization (Ghana),  Agrotendencia TV (Costa Rica),  ASEAN Foundation (Indonesia),  Ashok Sansthan (India),  Asociación ANDES (Peru),  Association Aide aux F (Australia),  amilles et Victimes des Migrations Clandestines (Cameroon),  Association for AgriCulture and Ecology (Germany),  Association for Sustainable Development Alternatives (Ethiopia),  Association Française de Zootechnie (France),  Association pour le Développement Durable Medenine (Tunisia),  Association pour le développement rural integré de Nganda Tsundi (Congo),  Association Sustainable Agriculture Communites (Cambodia),  Australian Landcare International (Australia),  Australian Native Foods and Botanicals (Australia),  Australian Society of Information and Communication Technologies in Agriculture (Australia),  Awake society (India),  Barli Development Institute for Rural Women (India),  Beacon of Hope (Uganda),  Bharat Krishak Samaj (India),  BIO INNOVATION ZIMBABWE (Zimbabwe),  Biodynamic Association of India (India),  BirdView (Brazil),  Blooom (USA),  Cameroon Youth Initiative for Rural Development (Cameroon),  CARITAS MOROTO (Uganda),  CGIAR (France),  Child of Present a Man of Tomorrow (Ethiopia),  Child2Youth Foundation (Uganda),  Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network (Cameroon),  Club of Ossiach (Austria),  Community Enterprises Promotion Network (Zambia),  Community Participation in Sustainable Development (Cameroon),  Community Technology Development Trust (Zimbabwe),  Comunidad Huerta SAS (Argentina),  Convivium Velika Plana (Serbia),  Corporacion Biocomercio Sostenible (Colombia),  Crops - Environment and Land Use Programme (Ireland),  CSIR-Crops Research Institute (Ghana),  Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (Czech Republic),  Danish Centre For Food And Agriculture (Denmark),  Department of Agric biology - University of Ruhuna (Sri Lanka),  Department of Agricultural Extension and Innovation Studies - University of Nigeria (Nigeria),  Department of Agricultural Extension - Delta State University (Nigeria),  Department of Agrifood Production and Environmental Sciences - University of Florence (Italy),  Department of Pesticide Chemistry,  Alexandria University - Alexandria (Egypt),  Department of Research and Specialist Services (Zimbabwe),  Department of Agribusiness Management,  Sabaragamuwa university of Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka),  Deptartment of Food Engineering and Tea Technology (Bangladesh),  Dipshikha (Bangladesh),  Direccion de Ciencia y Tecnologia Agropecuaria de Honduras (Honduras),  Discovery Research & Development Center (Hungary)
National states 0
Governmental actors 10 Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (United Arab Emirates),  AgriProFocus (Netherlands),  BIBLIOTHECA ALEXANDRINA (Egypt)
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 10 Acumen (USA),  Agriculture Information Bank (Pakistan),  Crawford Fund (Australia)
Faith based organisations 0
Other members 631 See:
Supporting partners 0
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators No


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Last update: 9 October 2020 13:18:26

Not only have national states as participators