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UN workshop points to technology for climate-resilient agriculture

By Helena Wright and Katrin Glatzel Image credit: IISD Last month, the UNFCCC Technology Executive Committee and the Adaptation Committee co-hosted the ‘Workshop on Technologies for Adaptation’ in Bonn, Germany.  The workshop highlighted a range of technologies for adaptation to climate … Continue reading

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Innovation happens best when it happens together

Last week’s 5th EU-Africa Business Forum  sought cooperation between Europe and Africa to invest in an emerging Africa and rise-up to the challenges ahead. Hopes of forging strong partnerships between the public and private sectors between Europe and Africa and … Continue reading

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Worming our way towards sustainable intensification: No-till farming in the UK

“There is nothing wrong with our land except our interference” (Edward Faulkner- Ploughman’s folly, 1943).  Land degradation is a serious problem that affects food security and livelihoods. It reduces agricultural productivity and leaves farmers less resilient to shocks and stresses, … Continue reading

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Green Meets Brown: The Many Colours of a Food Revolution

Dr. Norman Borlaug, “the Father of the Green Revolution” would be turning 100 this week. Influential figures in the fight against hunger gathered in his honour in Mexico, to celebrate his work in wheat improvement that saved more than a … Continue reading

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Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition: a Global Panel

By Katrin Glatzel Described as “opinionated” and “feisty”, by Sir John Beddington, the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition was launched at the end of October. Hosted by Professor Jeff Waage’s secretariat at the London International Development … Continue reading

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New $1.5 Million Grant Awarded to Agriculture for Impact

  Funding aims to inform policy debates around science and innovation for African Smallholder Agriculture London, UK – Agriculture for Impact, a research initiative based out of Imperial College London, has just received a $1.5 million grant from the Bill … Continue reading

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What we know and what we need to know in order to increase Agricultural resilience in developing countries.

On the occasion of the last Brussels Briefing on “Agricultural resilience”, CTA Brussels met with Sir Gordon Conway, Professor of International Development at the Imperial College of London to discuss on what we know and what we need to know … Continue reading

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Let a Hundred Flowers Bloom: Promoting a New Era of Innovation for Agricultural Development

By Michael Hoevel, Deputy Director, Agriculture for Impact The recent Chicago Council symposium, “Capitalizing on the Power of Science, Trade, and Business to End Hunger and Poverty: A New Agenda for Global Food Security” offered its participants a series of … Continue reading

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European Agribusiness in Africa: Opportunities and Challenges

Earlier this month, Agriculture for Impact participated in a one-day workshop, hosted by the European Commission in Brussels, focusing on the opportunities and challenges for European agribusiness in Africa. As the workshop revealed, many opportunities exist to form win-win relationships … Continue reading

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Sustainable Agricultural Intensification: A Practical Solution for the Global Development Agenda

Gordon Conway writes for the Huffington Post. Hunger, malnutrition, poverty, climate change, environmental degradation – addressing these injustices is at the forefront of political meetings the world over. Yet these problems persist as global leaders strive to find efficient and … Continue reading

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