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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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European Launch of the 2013 Montpellier panel Report

The Montpellier Panel’s 2013 report, Sustainable Intensification: A New Paradigm for African Agriculture, was launched in Brussels this week. Hosted by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), the seminar included Panel members David Radcliffe, Peter Hazell and … Continue reading

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Food staples as a target for nutritional improvement: can the hard-to-reach smallholder farmers benefit?

Access to food staples as a target for nutritional improvement was the focus of one of the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development (GDPRD) Annual General Assembly breakout sessions on 31st January. Howarth Bouis from HarvestPlus introduced and led the … Continue reading

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EU aid budget: it ain’t (just) about the money

It is pantomime season in the UK, where British citizens go to the theatre to cheer their heroes, boo their villains, and laugh at bad jokes. But – as I discovered in the margins of A4I events in Brussels earlier … 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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