Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Montpellier Panel discuss ‘Growth with Resilience’

Members of the Montpellier Panel discuss their views on their latest report ‘Growth with Resilience: Opportunities in African Agriculture’. Download the report here We look forward to your comments

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Growth With Resilience: An Opportunity for African Agriculture

Sir Gordon Conway writes for the Huffington Post. Many African countries are growing fast. African GDP is growing at about 6% per year and over the past decade, 6 of the world’s 10 fastest grow¬ing countries were African. But this … 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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Growth with Resilience: Opportunities in African Agriculture – A Montpellier Panel Report

It is with great pleasure that we share with you today the new Montpellier Panel report ‘Growth with Resilience: Opportunities in African Agriculture’. In the lead up to the Rio+20, G8 and G20 summits, where global leaders will discuss how to build … Continue reading

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From Ambition to Action: How to Empower Women in Agriculture

International Women’s Day on March 8th not only raised awareness but also spurred much discussion on the need to empower women in agriculture. Events held in Parliament included the launch of the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) and a … Continue reading

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Who Feeds the World? (Girls)

Gordon Conway, Agriculture for Impact, writes for the Huffington Post and the Bill & Melinda Gates ‘Impatient Optimists‘ blog. Sheila Ommeh is passionate about poultry. A PhD fellow at the International Livestock Research Institute, based in Nairobi, Kenya, Sheila hopes to introduce … Continue reading

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