Monthly Archives: September 2011

Science for Food Security and Global Governance: What is Europe’s Role?

The importance of science in increasing availability and access to food in a sustainable way was undisputed at an international conference hosted by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission on 28th September 2011. But it was also very … Continue reading

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The Story of Agriculture and the Green Economy

Farming First has produced a short animated video which tells the story of agriculture and the green economy. It’s an informative and engaging video that highlights clearly the importance of sustainable agricultural intensification as a core aspect of agriculture’s role … Continue reading

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House of Commons debate calls for famine prevention, investment in agricultural resilience and greater support for African smallholders (#HOCHOA)

Despite the generous contributions of the UK government and public to the crisis in the Horn of Africa, there is a shortfall in humanitarian funding of some $950 million. Governments in general have been slow to respond despite warnings of … Continue reading

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What is the future for agricultural extension services?

Agriculture for Impact recently attended the Agricultural Extension Meeting hosted by FARM Africa and organised by the extension working group of the Africa Smallholder Farmer Group. The meeting aimed to facilitate dialogue between various research and advocacy partners ahead of the International Conference: Innovations … Continue reading

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Scaling Up Nutrition: a call to action from civil society

Agriculture for Impact has joined 57 other international organisations to sign up to a civil society statement on Scaling Up Nutrition. This action follows on from the policy briefing paper, written by Montpellier Panellist Tom Arnold, CEO, Concern Worldwide and Katy Wilson, Agriculture … Continue reading

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G20: Promoting Scientific Partnerships for Food Security

Gordon Conway of Agriculture for Impact is attending a G20 meeting on agricultural research for development in Montpellier, where the CGIAR Consortium office is located, on the 12-13th September. The conference will be opened by Marion Zalay, General Director of … Continue reading

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Calling all UK MPs: Debate on food security and famine prevention in Africa

UK Members of Parliament have an important and timely opportunity to debate food security and famine prevention in Africa for three hours at 11.30am on Thursday 15th September. Amber Rudd MP & Heidi Alexander MP in conjunction with the APPG … Continue reading

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Science and Technology to Green the Economy

Agriculture for Impact’s Gordon Conway participated in an expert panel on ‘What Role for Science and Technology in Greening the Economy with Agriculture? on the 6th September in Paris. The expert panel was part of a wider FAO/OECD expert meeting … Continue reading

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Greening the Economy – with Agriculture

‘The story of agriculture and the green economy’ has perhaps been most successfully represented by an infographic launched by Farming First with the Glasshouse Partnership earlier this year. On the 5-6th September in Paris, Gordon Conway of Agriculture for Impact will … Continue reading

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