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DFID fills Global Office Funding Gap

We are pleased to announce that The United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) has provided additional funding of up to £2,300,000 (approximately 3,5 M USD ) to support the implementation of the Global Strategy to improve agricultural and rural statistics at global level.

Thanks to the additional funding, the Global Office will be able to include its remaining activities in the workplans for 2016 and 2017. These funds will support the development of cost-effective methods and the production of guidelines and training material on a number of topics that had been postponed due to the funding gap. Amongst the topics are dissemination, agri-environment and extractive agriculture. The funds will also allow to undertake research on new topics that emerged from the Sustainable Development Goals process, such as youth employment, decent work in agriculture, measuring agricultural productivity/efficiency and measuring and monitoring agricultural sustainability.

In addition, DFID will support the development and testing of the Agricultural Integrated Survey (AGRIS) methodology in one country and roll out the AGRIS toolkit, which is being developed in the framework of the Global Office workplan.

Christophe Duhamel, Coordinator, Global Office

Wishing you a wonderful Holiday Season and a joyful New Year

Best wishes from the Global Office Team in Rome:
Flavio Bolliger, Norah de Falco, Christophe Duhamel, Carola Fabi, Neli Georgieva, Naman Keita, Leslie Lai, Federica Maffeo, Giorgio Pala, Sarah Pasetto, Angela Piersante, Michael Rahija, Consuelo Señoret


New GSARS Website Update

The Global Strategy’s Global Office is pleased to announce the release of an updated section of the gsars website. In response to the need for establishing a complete repository of documents and information on Global Strategy activities, a new section called Resource Centre has been developed. The purpose of the update is to increase the presence of Global Strategy documents and country-related information as well as highlight achievements and results. 

What’s different?

The new Resource Centre is divided into four main sections:

Publications: This page includes Guidelines & Handbooks, Training Material, Technical Reports & Working Papers, Proceedings of Expert Meetings and Brochures & Leaflets

Governance: This page hosts governance documents such as GSC and GEB documents, Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC), and Action Plans

Reports: This section includes key reports such as UNSC Reports, Annual Reports, Evaluation Reports and Workshop Reports

Thematic Domains: This section includes a classification of publications by research theme (see image below)

Visit the new home page and Resource Centre 

Norah de Falco, Communication Officer, Global Strategy

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5th Meeting of the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC)

29-29 january 2016, rome, italy


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