Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Monday, April 14, 2014

GFAR Steering Committee meets in Montpellier

Mark Holderness and 
GFAR Vice- Chair, Hon. Prof. Ruth Oniang’o
7-9 April 2014. Agropolis International, Montpellier, France. Multi-stakeholder Steering Committee of the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR). Invited by the CGIAR Consortium Chief Executive Officer Dr Frank Rijsberman.

Members of the GFAR Steering Committee among others decided that:
  • GFAR and CGIAR renewed their commitment to working in close partnership across programmes and to ensuring a shared vision and implementation for a successful GCARD3 process. To this end, the GFAR Steering Committee and CGIAR Consortium, in consultation with their constituencies, will prepare and submit a revised GCARD3 concept note for consideration by the CGIAR Fund Council meeting in May 2014.
  • The Committee fully endorsed the establishment, through GFAR, of an Integrated Agricultural Innovation Investment Facility to promote and increase investment and capacities in national agricultural research and innovation systems. The Facility will integrate national demands and innovation platforms, IFAD and funding partners, and international supporting mechanisms.

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