The Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR) is a multi-stakeholder-led initiative that provides a neutral forum and apex body for dialogue and catalysing collective actions on critical issues related to agricultural research and innovation for development. Through inclusive and equitable processes, GFAR works to create agricultural innovation systems centred on the needs of the resource poor. GFAR mobilizes a vast array of partners in agricultural research, extension, education and enterprise, catalysing dynamic changes to transform institutions and systems and ensure agricultural innovation delivers its intended impacts against major development goals.
GFAR and EAT share common objectives: ending rural poverty, food and nutritional security and resilient production systems. GFAR enables resource-poor farmers to directly shape the innovations needed for the agricultural futures they desire. By mobilizing the health and nutrition sectors, EAT enables GFAR to engage the health and nutrition sectors and build cross-linkage to GFAR’s stakeholders in agriculture and food.