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Considering that investments in national and international research programmes/platforms in the region need to be enhanced with appropriate policy support, priority setting, and sensitization of members with appropriate success stories of other members and partners, APAARI in collaboration with IFPRI, GFAR, CAPSA, FAO and others organized a ‘High Level Policy Dialogue on Investment in Agricultural Research for Development in the Asia-Pacific Region’. The Dialogue explored the possibilities as well as modalities of mobilizing national, regional and international funding organizations and other interested donors to innovatively enhance financial and policy support for agricultural research for development, and to develop appropriate strategies and road map.

To view presentations made at the Consultation, please click here. Photos from the event can be viewed on the GFAR Flickr account here. Reflections from the event can be found at: 

Following are the engaging blog posts produced during the High Level Policy Dialogue by the GFAR-supported social media reporting team:

You don’t even have to be in the room…

Let’s pass on the staples: bring in the vegetables!

A Dream Comes True As Policy Dialogue Gets Under Way

No young farmers – no food – no life?

Companies team up for sustainable agriculture standard

The SAI Platform : Putting sustainable agriculture centre-stage

Walls must fall for agriculture to become sustainable

Let’s get smart

Agriculture and Poverty in Indonesia

Don’t leave us behind!

Is the discussion over?

The black sheep of agricultural development: land tenure

Investment on agricultural research fails to shine

To App or not to App?

Climate-Smart Agriculture: the key to a happy marriage?

Diversification or Desertification?

How do we involve youth in agriculture? Eh – wait – what was that again?

‘Call it magic, call it genius’

Virtual farming in the Asia-Pacific

Is there no cause to disrupt current systems?

The revolution happens in the hallway and over half-empty cups of tea

How old was that farmer again?