Monthly Archives: May 2012

An Overlooked Resource: Prosopis in Africa

How can Prosopis, a genus of trees numbering 44 species, help tackle food insecurity? On 24th May 2012 the Centre for Agroecology and Food Security of Coventry University held a meeting to discuss this question with an audience of researchers, … Continue reading

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G8 2012: Progress on Food Security and Nutrition?

The G8 pledged to lift 50 million people out of poverty over the next decade at their annual summit at Camp David on 18-19 May. The Camp David Declaration contains four paragraphs on food security and nutrition, the centre-piece of which is the … Continue reading

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Campaigning for UK Action

Ag4Impact joined Save the Children, ONE and Concern to deliver a petition to David Cameron the day before he flies to the G8 summit in Camp David.  The petition has captured over 300,000 signatures urging David Cameron to take urgent action … Continue reading

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The Imperial Festival 2012

On 11th and 12th May Imperial College will be opening its doors to the public for the very first Imperial College Festival.  Find out more in the video below.

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Expert Commentary – Hunger at Camp David

Gordon Conway writes for the Chicago Council on Global Affairs Global Food for Thought blog and for the Huffington Post.   The one billion poor and hungry in the world will not be at the Camp David G8 summit later this month. … Continue reading

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