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Co-operatives of the Americas joins global forum on agricultural innovation

10 December 2016

Cooperatives of the Americas has become a partner organization of the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR), an initiative that works to make agri-food research and innovation more effective, responsive and equitable, towards achieving Sustainable Development outcomes.

As one of the few organizations of its kind that are part of the GFAR, Cooperatives of the Americas seeks to influence the global agenda on agricultural research and innovation to ensure that the particularities of the cooperative business model are taken into account.

Indeed, Co-operatives of the Americas participated in the online consultations held this year in the framework of the Third Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (2015-2016), carried out by GFAR in conjunction with the CGIAR (Consultative Group on Agricultural Research International).

Co-operatives of the Americas looks forward to strengthening the efforts of agricultural cooperatives to develop research and innovation systems It will also pursue to generate diverse useful resources for cooperatives, in collaboration with other GFAR member organizations.

GFAR is a valuable platform for global dialogue and collective action in the fields of scientific research, education, and agricultural extension, with the support of various agricultural and civil society organizations, international development agencies and sectoral companies.

Co-operatives of the Americas invites agricultural cooperatives in the region to join this global forum by visiting www.gfar.net.