Category Archives: G8

Launch of Two New Reports: “Leaping And Learning” and “8 Views for the G8”

A recent event on the 29th May marked the launch of two new reports commissioned and edited by Agriculture for Impact. First, “Leaping and Learning: Linking Smallholders to Markets’ written in conjunction with the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and co-funded … Continue reading

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Open Call to Innovators: Apply to present at G-8 International Conference on Open Data for Agriculture

Originally posted by Catherine Woteki and Nick Sinai on February 15, 2013 at 03:38 PM EST on the White House blog In an exciting opportunity, the G-8 is inviting innovators to apply to present ideas that demonstrate how open data can be … Continue reading

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Great strides and great plans? – Justine Greening sets out DFID’s priorities

Katy Wilson writes for the Huffington Post In just two decades the value of UK exports to China has risen from £600,000 to £12.5 billion. Similar increases have occurred for UK exports to other emerging economies too. Secretary of State … Continue reading

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Enough food for everyone IF….

One in eight women, men and children go to bed hungry every night and by 2025 nearly a billion young people will face poverty because of the damage done to them now through hunger and malnutrition. These are just some … 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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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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It’s time for a new G8 hunger commitment

When world leaders meet at the G8 summit on May 19th, they will be discussing the L’Aquila Food Security Initiative (AFSI) and the possibility of new hunger commitment to replace it. The AFSI pledge, made by G8 donors in reaction … Continue reading

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