As the first part of the GCARD3 consultations, CGIAR and GFAR are inviting stakeholders and partners to share their inputs and feedback on international research priorities, as proposed in the draft Strategy and Results Framework for future work of the CGIAR.

GCARD 2015 is the third of three Global Conferences on Agricultural Research for Development. Organized by the Global Forum on Agriculture Research (GFAR) and the CGIAR, it is an inclusive, participatory process and an opportunity to shape the future. It will encourage conversations for change in setting a new agenda for agricultural research for development and new pathways for uptake. The overall outcome will be the clear – and transparent – identification of international research priorities, and what’s needed to achieve future development goals in national agriculture & food systems, in particular for family farmers and poor communities.

We appreciate that this is a busy time of year and do hope that you can take some time to participate in the consultations. Your opinions and comments are very much valued in ensuring that the CGIAR has a robust and inclusive Strategy and Results Framework that reflects its role and guides its future work.

The consultations will be in two phases. The first phase is starting now and will continue to the 12th December 2014, aiming to capture reactions and comments on the key themes and research elements proposed for the Strategy and Results Framework. In January 2015, stakeholders and partners will be further invited to comment on the draft of the Strategy and Results Framework – ahead of a final version to be approved in April-May 2015.

There are many ways by which you can have your say on these plans:
• this survey
• an online version of the Strategy and Results Framework is available for comments at
• there will be weekly ‘call-in’ programs set up for conversations and questions
• a dedicated email address has been set up to receive feedback directly -

All feedback and comments will be collected and publicly shared on a dedicated online space at

Thank you in advance for your productive comments and suggestions towards strengthening the SRF.

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* 1. Please let us know a bit about yourself- most questions are optional except Country, Gender and Sector you work in to help us to contextualise the responses received