Special Event

Third Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development

Apr 5, 2016 - 11:30 am SAST to Apr 8, 2016 - 10:45 am SAST

GCARD3 (2015-2016) is the third Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development. Organized by the Global Forum on Agriculture Research (GFAR) and CGIAR, GCARD is a global conversation between the research community and civil society on the future of agricultural research and innovation.

IFPRI will participate in the following activities at GCARD3:

Pre-event on Monday, April 4 | 11:30 am—5:00 pm | Candlewood Room, Birchwood Hotel

Technical support for Africa’s science and technology agenda: A partners meeting (Meeting Summary and Agenda)

This side event will provide an overview of ongoing work to support reinvestment in agricultural science in Africa supported by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM). Organizers also will receive feedback from the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP), African research partners, and CGIAR partners to identify opportunities for collaboration and strategy and explore how this work can best support CAADP and CGIAR shared research priorities under the Malabo Declaration goals and targets.

Day 2, Wednesday, April 6 | 11:30am—12:30pm

Session: The challenge: Agricultural research contributing to achieve the SDGs

IFPRI speakers: Nienke Beintema and Gert-Jan Stads
Presentation title: Assessing investments at national and regional level agricultural research systems and their impacts

Day 2, Wednesday, April 6 | 3:00pm—4:00pm

Session: Creating enabling policy environment and ensuring adequate feedback to policy makers

IFPRI speaker: Karen Brooks
Presentation title: Creating enabling policy environment and ensuring adequate feedback to policy makers

Session: Strategies and solutions for keeping science future focused

IFPRI speaker: Keith Wiebe (Presentation)
Presentation title: Foresight modelling to inform decision making for agricultural development and food security

IFPRI speaker: David Spielman (Presentation)
Presentation title: Science, food, and society: Charting out the future role of science policy in developing-country agriculture

Day 4, Friday, April 8 | 09:45am—10:45am

Session: Delivery: Demonstrating integrated impacts at national level

IFPRI speaker: Jawoo Koo (Presentation)
Presentation title: Translational agriculture: sharing data and knowledge, reflecting the need to accelerate innovation and impact