GCARD3 Global Event: Be part of the global conversation on the future of agri-food research and innovation
News from The Global Forum on Agricultural Research: GFAR.
No One Left Behind: Agri-food Innovation and Research for a Sustainable World
GCARD1 (2010) resulted in the “Road Map for Change”, a global strategy paving the way for more responsive and relevant agricultural research. GCARD2 (2012) focused on the partnerships, foresight and capacity development needed to deliver change, and resulted in the reform of the CGIAR.
Through national and regional consultations, GCARD3 (2015/16) has focused on re-aligning research needs and priorities with countries’ own development needs and national processes and with the Sustainable Development Goals. The CGIAR’s Strategic Results Framework is a direct outcome of this process.
The GCARD3 Global Event, being held in Johannesburg, South Africa 5-8 April 2016 and co-hosted with the Agricultural Research Council of South Africa, is a milestone in that process.
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The GCARD3 Global Event is an opportunity for all stakeholders to come together to confirm our commitment to the new sustainable development agenda and to tackle some of the more topical issues emerging in agri-food research and innovation. The outcome will be a clear understanding of what is needed to achieve sustainable agricultural development in which “no one is left behind”.
"No One Left Behind: Agri-food Innovation and Research for a Sustainable World" is the theme of the GCARD3 Global Event. The Program is based on five key themes which pick up on many issues raised at the national and regional GCARD3 meetings through 2015 and 2016:
- Scaling up: from research to impact;
- Demonstrating results and attracting investment;
- Keeping science relevant and future-focused;
- Sustaining the business of farming, and
- Ensuring better rural futures
A major outcome of meeting will be the GCARD3 Pledge to Sustainable Development, in which GCARD stakeholders will commit to take action to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Like the GCARD1 Road Map, it will provide a touchstone for partners across public, private, and civil society sectors in developing their agri-food research and innovations programs and activities to 2030.
More information on the Program for the GCARD3 Global Event will be coming soon. In the meantime, any questions or inquiries should be directed to: