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Event Panelists: (From Left) Hildegard Lingnau - GFAiR Executive Secretary, Leonard Mizzi - Head of Unit. European Commission, DG INTPA, Sara Mercandalli – Researcher, CIRAD, Angela Birch – Program Manager PIFON and Ravinder Khetarpal – APAARI Executive Secretary with Javier Mateo-Vega - Senior Director Partnerships, CGIAR (not in photo) participating remotely.

20 March, 2024

The Global Forum on Agricultural Research and Innovation (GFAiR) played an active role in the VIII Global Conference on Family Farming, which ran from 19 - 21 March, by moderating the special event titled "Participatory Research and Co-Innovation Processes for Sustainable Food Production and Climate Change Adaptation."

The meeting brought together representatives from prominent organizations including CGIAR, the European Commission, PIFON, CIRAD, and APAARI, fostering a rich dialogue on participatory research aimed at advancing family farming. Further, the event marked the endorsement of the Partnership Principles by CGIAR and farmers' organizations, symbolizing a collaborative commitment to supporting family farming initiatives.

During the event, essential components for successful participatory research in family farming were highlightedated, accompanied by tangible examples showcasing co-innovations for sustainable food production and climate change adaptation. Notably, the GFAiR Collective Actions were spotlighted for contributions in this domain.

Watch the event recording here (from minute 1:55:00)

The engagement at the conference exemplifies GFAiR's dedication to promoting sustainable agricultural practices and fostering collaboration among key stakeholders for the betterment of family farming communities worldwide.