As the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR) searches for new revolutionary ways to raise productivity while protecting the environment, bamboo and rattan offer fast and effective solutions for countries across the Global South. Bamboo and rattan offer a world of innovative approaches and useful new technical solutions to countries and rural communities that have… More Bamboo and rattan: protecting the environment and bringing income to rural communities
The much-anticipated GFAR Constituent Assembly has officially started today. Over 100 representatives from GFAR’s stakeholders globally are convening to deliberate on the GFAR’s future role, governance and resourcing as part of its strategy in enhancing its fight in poverty alleviation, increasing food security, and promotion of sustainable use of natural resources.
As the global development community shifts to the post-2015 agenda and looks for ways to help rural communities adapt to the worsening effects of climate change, it may be neglecting a critical resource in the struggle to secure a more sustainable future – bamboo. This oversight is a major obstacle to bamboo’s wider recognition and… More Bamboo: A strategic resource for countries to reduce the effects of climate change
GFAR stakeholders from around the globe will come together in Bangkok next week to take part in the Forum’s first-ever Constituent Assembly. Over three days they will debate GFAR’s future role, resourcing and governance.
International development institutions and investors increasingly recognise the essential role played by rural advisory services (RAS) in reducing hunger and poverty. Yet, until recently, they have failed to present a coherent and credible voice, with little representation in global or regional rural development forums.