The Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR) is the world’s agricultural research for development community working together to transform and strengthen agri-food research and innovation systems.
Agricultural research for development can help bring about a better future: a world without poverty, hunger or malnutrition, and where natural resources are used sustainably. But to get research and innovation out of the laboratory and into the hands of farmers in the developing world, national agricultural systems need to be much more efficient and effective. GFAR was established in 1996 to mobilize the global scientific community, and all those with a stake in agriculture and rural development, to work together to transform agri-food research and innovation systems through dialogue, and by building partnerships for action on critical issues. Today, GFAR provides a global platform for research and innovation, encompassing all sectors, and bringing together public, private and producer partnerships that consider entire food value chains and their many stakeholders.
Vision: The Global Forum makes agri-food research and innovation systems more effective, responsive and equitable, towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals.
Mission: Partners in the Global Forum, at national, regional and international levels, advocate for, and catalyse Collective Actions that strengthen and transform agri-food research and innovation systems.
GCHERA is a member of the GFAR Partner Assembly and the GFAR Steering Committee.