Monthly Archives: November 2011

Victim and Culprit: Why COP 17 Can’t Ignore Agriculture

This post was originally written by Gordon Conway for The Huffington Post. While climate sceptics continue to muddy the waters, African farmers know from their day to day experience that the climate is changing and they are having to adapt. I … Continue reading

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Future faces of food security in Africa

 Why is the face of hunger still that of an African child? This question was raised again by a participant at the Mo Ibrahim Foundation’s forum ‘African agriculture: from meeting needs to wealth creation’ on the 13th November in Tunis. … Continue reading

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Victoria’s Not so Secret Seeds

Gordon Conway is inspired by the work of Ugandan agribusiness entrepreneur Josephine Okot. Queen Victoria is still remembered, at least by name, in Uganda. The great lake – one of the largest in the world – bears her name. So … Continue reading

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