Join and be part of the GCARD3 Online Africa Regional Consultation 28th and 29th April 2016

IT STARTS TODAY! Early in April 2016, GFAR, CGIAR and ARC of South Africa co-organized a landmark GCARD3 Global Event that brought together over 500 participants from 83 countries and across 15 different recognized sectors to dialogue on key national, regional and global AR&D issues and to develop collective actions that shape the future of […]

Research in Development (RinD) Learning Site

RinD Team, Photograph taken during the AAS RinD Meeting held in Mongu, Zambia, 2015

The Research in Development (RinD) Learning Site explains the essentials of the Research in Development (RinD) approach. It was originally developed under the CGIAR Aquatic Agricultural System Program (CRP AAS). The approach can be applied to agricultural research programs working in complex systems that seek to improve the effectiveness of agricultural development to reduce poverty […]

Norman E. Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program (Borlaug LEAP) fellowships

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The Norman E. Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program (Borlaug LEAP) awards fellowships to outstanding graduate students from developing countries who show strong promise as leaders in the field of agriculture and related disciplines, for agricultural research at universities in the USA. The program currently invites applications from citizens of USAID-assisted countries in sub-Saharan Africa. […]

Opportunity for Masters Students in design of learning materials for facilitators of Innovation Platforms

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Masters Student to work with staff of the Capacity Development Unit of ILRI to develop and pilot test training materials for facilitators of innovation platforms. The materials will be used to develop a blended learning program comprising online lessons and face-to-face training activities. These materials […]

Call for articles: Valuing underutilised crops

As family farming, nutrition and agrobiodiversity are increasingly put in the spotlight, Farming Matters focuses its attention on ‘underutilised’ crops. These are plant species that have been used for centuries or even millennia as food, fibre, fodder, oil or medicine, but are no longer very common. Many of these crops are of great value for […]

Farmers in Africa are opting to buy seed from informal markets rather than relying on their saved seed.

Recent research findings  have shown that instead of relying on saved seeds for new crops, farmers in Africa are opting to buy  seed from local markets or friends.  Our work is significant because it indicates smallholder farmers are far more likely to purchase seed rather than rely on saved seed,” says  Louise Sperling, a Senior Technical […]