GAFA | No Farmers, No Food, No Future…..
22 Jan 2022

The State of the World’s Land and Water Resources

The State of the World’s Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture – Systems at breaking point (SOLAW 2021):  Satisfying the changing food habits and increased demand for food intensifies pressure on the world’s water, land, and soil resources. However, agriculture bears great promise to alleviate these pressures and provide multiple opportunities to contribute to global goals. Sustainable agricultural practices lead to water saving, soil conservation, sustainable land management, conservation of natural resources, ecosystem, and climate change benefits. Accomplishing this requires accurate information and a major change in how we manage these resources. It also requires complementing efforts from outside the natural resources management domain to maximize synergies and manage trade-offs.

Read the full Report>>>> The objective of SOLAW 2021 is to build awareness of the status of land and water resources, highlighting the risks, and informing on related opportunities and challenges, also underlining the essential contribution of appropriate policies, institutions, and investments. Recent assessments, projections, and scenarios from the international community show the continued and increasing depletion of land and water resources, loss of biodiversity, associated degradation and pollution, and scarcity in primary natural resources. SOLAW 2021 highlights the major risks and trends related to land and water and presents means of resolving competition among users and generating multiple benefits for people and the environment.

The DPSIR framework was followed in order to identify the Drivers, Pressures, Status, Impacts, and Responses. SOLAW 2021 provides an update of the knowledge base and presents a suite of responses and actions to inform decision-makers in the public, private, and civil sectors for a transformation from degradation and vulnerability toward sustainability and resilience. #land resources; #water resources; #climate change; #land degradation; #water scarcity; #extreme weather events; #agrifood systems; #land access#land governance; #sustainability; #sustainable investment; #world

Read more on Indian Water Portal

08 Jun 2021

Board of Directors- Volunteer positions

Board of Directors – Volunteer Position

Global Alliance for Food and Agriculture (GAFA) is a growing non-profit organization that is working for creating networking, synergy, collaborative project development & problem solving incorporating various aspects of agricultural science at global level working through non-governmental channels. The organization initiates and supports projects and programs to encourage the building of community through sustainable agriculture and implement the vision of UNSDG.

About the Board:-

The Board of Directors is a group of volunteers who oversee our nonprofit organization. The Director on the board are volunteer positions and usually require a minimum two-year term commitment as well as availability for approximately ten hours per month to attend meetings and work on various board subcommittees.


The Board of Directors is responsible for the governance and financial accountability of the organization. The Board sets strategic direction and budgets and provides oversight of the Executive Director. Additionally, Directors are expected to advocate for the organization in the global forums and to serve as ambassadors at its public events.


As part of developing a stronger volunteer led organization, GAFA is seeking individuals with an interest in sustainable agriculture, food systems, sustainable development and a variety of experiences (particularly in accounting, legal, marketing, fundraising, funds development, business, administration, technology, and board governance), to provide leadership and expertise as part of our Board of Directors.

The board provide strategic governance and champion our vision of raising awareness through education that results in communities engaged in sustainable agriculture and sustainable food systems.

Our current Board of Directors is comprised of accomplished professionals and passionate community members from around the world.

Time commitment: upto 10 hours a week

Requests for a board information package can be made to

Check webpage:

Thank you!

12 Feb 2021

Volunteer – Social Media Specialist

We rely on the help of volunteers to keep programs running smoothly and provide the best, most efficient service to learners. 

Social Media Specialists will be in charge of making content for the GAFA social media accounts.

Time commitment: 2-4 hours a week

Remote work available: Yes


  • Create brand and promotional content;
  • Contribute to a bank of inspirational quotes, scholarly articles, blog posts and pictures to post;
  • And take and archive pictures of on-going events.


  • A basic understanding of social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Instagram);
  • And be able to work well in a group setting.
  • Creativity and being tech-savvy are assets.

Whether you are a past or present volunteer — or simply just curious about volunteering — we appreciate your time and effort.

Thank you!

12 Feb 2021

Volunteer Writers needed!

GAFA needs volunteer writers to join us from across the globe.
Writers are responsible for translating website content and documents to different languages.
Time commitment: 2 to 4 hours a week
Remote work available: Yes
  • Translate documents in English to the language that you are proficient in;
  • Create website content in different language/s;
  • And work with Social Media Specialist(s) to create social media content.


  • Strong command of written and oral English language;
  • Intermediate or higher writing and reading proficiency in a language other than English;
  • And ability to work well in a group.

07 Oct 2020

SOFI 2020

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020 – Transforming food systems for affordable healthy diets

The number of people affected by hunger globally has been rising since 2014. This report spotlights the links between food security and nutrition, introduces new analysis of the affordability of healthy diets, presents health and climate-change costs associated with food consumption and concludes by discussing policies and strategies to transform food systems.

View online>>>>

20 Jun 2020

Impact of COVID-19 on smallholder farmers – insights from India

India is home to about 120 million smallholder farmers who contribute over 40% of the country’s grain production, and over half of its fruits, vegetables, oilseeds and other crops. Much of the global share of food staples such as rice and wheat come from India, and almost half of the population in India depends on agriculture for their livelihood. Read more >>>>>

25 May 2020

Sustainable Agriculture: Where Are We Headed After 2020?

𝐉𝐨𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐞𝐛𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐫 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐟 ‘𝐡𝐢𝐠𝐡-𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐜𝐭 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐮𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧’ 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐮𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐚𝐠𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐠𝐭𝐞𝐜𝐡 𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐚𝐠-𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐬𝐲𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐦. As part of this webinar series will discuss issues on rural development and how climate change still a looming concern for farming communities world-wide we must preserve the environment consciously and sustainably. Given the thin thread that our ecosystem hangs off and the vision to uplift and empower smallholder farmers, organisations must strive to drive sustainable practices and adopt agtech innovations to address the real threat of imperiled food security and realise the massive economic gains of a data-driven, sustainable agriculture.🌱🌳