A series of electronic and face-to-face consultations are being conducted at regional and global levels which will preceed the GCARD Conferences (see below) in order to capture the contributions and perspectives of all stakeholders in the agricultural research, education and development systems. This will reshape the global agricultural research for development (AR4D) agenda and centre it on the needs of the poor in developing countries.
Organized by GFAR, the Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD) is more than just a Conference - it's a multi-year process of learning and continuous updating of the global agricultural research for development (AR4D) system. Each GCARD is organized every 2 years starting in 2009. Our aim is to create new ways of working together to enhance the development value of research. GCARD will be an open and inclusive process for consultation and change, which will aim to reshape agricultural research and innovation, improve resources for research, and increase its development impact.
The GCARD 2010 will result in an action plan and framework to improve agricultural research and innovation globally.
To get involved in your region, please go to the following link and choose the regional e-Consultations in which you would participate: http://www.egfar.org/egfar/website/gcard/regional-consultations
Summaries are posted regularly on the GCARD blog
Find out more about the first GCARD in Montpellier, France from 28 to 31 March 2010