Nutrition

18.07.2014

Early in June 2014, the Micronutrient Forum Global Conference, took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Here, Marie Ruel, Director of the Poverty, Health and Nutrition division at the International Food Policy Research Institute...[more]

Family Farms

16.06.2014

Is there good reason to make family farms a focus of global attention for a year? Or is it not rather reckless to advocate a concept while completely disregarding the fact that the necessary conditions are often not in place? A...[more]

Environment

21.03.2014

Devastation brought by Typhoon Haiyan on the Philippine island of Leyte in November 2013 need not have assumed such awesome proportions if the island’s original natural environment had not been destroyed by deforestation and...[more]

Rural women

07.03.2014

Publicly elected women representatives in India ought to take advantage of their influence to defend women’s rights.[more]

Food security

03.02.2014

Despite comprehensive government food subsidies, endemic hunger continues to afflict a large proportion of the Indian population. Amrit Pratel describes what measures have to be taken to raise productivity in agriculture and make...[more]

Many a dogma produced by agricultural policies over the past decades has proved disastrous for African agriculture. Ms Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, Commissioner of Rural Economy and Agriculture of the African Union (AU), looks at...[more]

Initially hailed a huge success, Malawi’s effort to boost agriculture with fertiliser subsidies appears to have met with failure. The author has a look at what went wrong, arguing that developments must be assessed against the...[more]

Rural women

28.10.2013

Why do you care about women’s land rights? Isn’t it enough for the household to have land?“ This question is a common refrain Agnes Quisumbing, researcher at the International Food Policy Research Institute, IFPRI, hears from...[more]

Rural development

16.07.2013

The United Nations has declared 2014 the International Year of Family Farming. Rightly so, says Eve Crowley, Principal Advisor for Gender, Equity and Rural Employment at the FAO, for family farmers play a key role in numerous...[more]

Markets

11.06.2013

A development policy opting exclusively for value chain development and the integration of producers in modern markets overlooks the reality for the majority of smallholders, our author maintains. Policy should pay greater...[more]

“It’s time for the international community to do more to help large and small farmers manage the many-fold risks they are faced with every day”, writes the CEO of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) Jin-Yong Cai in a...[more]

Research

13.12.2012

What role can agricultural research play in poverty reduction? What are the challenges ahead? An interview with Perez del Castillo, Chair of the CGIAR Consortium Board.[more]

Organic agriculture

24.08.2012

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) just held its last major quadrennial Ministerial conference in Doha in April this year. The conference theme was Development-centred globalisation: Towards inclusive...[more]

The debate on sustainability also has to reassess the issue of ethics and the economy: acting in solidarity versus the accumulation of capital in one hand. As a basic principle of acting in solidarity in economics, the notion of...[more]

Cooperatives

13.06.2012

The United Nations has declared 2012 the International Year of Cooperatives. Charles Gould, Director-General of the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA), describes the opportunities that this has created.[more]

Cooperatives

07.06.2012

Every year, all over the world, the International Day of Cooperatives is celebrated on the first Saturday of July. The cooperative movement is extremely powerful. [more]

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18-20 August 2014 - Brisbane, Australia

International Symposium on Indigenous Vegetables

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1-3 September 2014 - Montpellier , France

SPS 2014 – Sustainable Phosphorus Summit

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2-11 September 2014 - Karl Kübel Institute for Development Education, Coimbatore, India

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3-6 September 2014 - Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy, Hurup Thy, Denmark

6th International Conference on Sustainable Agriculture for Food, Energy and Industry in Regional and Global Context

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10-12 September 2014 - Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg, Heide-Süd Campus, Germany

Plant Nutrition 2014 - From Basic Understanding to Better Crops

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17-19 September 2014 - Czech University of Life Sciences Prague , Prague, Czech Republic

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18-19 September 2014 - TU Dortmund University, Germany

“Multilocality in the Global South and North: Factors, features and policy implications”

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23-25 September 2014 - Savoy Hotel, Buenos Aires, Argentina

5th GFRAS Annual Meeting 2014 Argentina RAS policies – evidence and practice

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24-25 September 2014 - Terneuzen, The Netherlands

3rd International Seaweed Conference 

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7-10 October 2014 - Humidtropics, Conference Center of IITA in Ibadan, Nigeria

Systems Research for Sustainable Intensification in Smallholder Agriculture - Humidtropics Integrated Systems Conference

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16 October 2014 - Schloss Hohenheim, Stuttgart

World Food Day Colloquium 2014 : Family Farming – a solution for food and nutrition security?

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27 October - 1 November 2014 - Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC) Bangkok, Thailand

4th International Rice Congress (IRC2014) 

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15-23 November 2014 - North-South Centre - European Centre for Global Interdependence and Solidarity, Lissabon, Portugal

Global Education Week 2014 Ernährungssicherheit -Lebensmittelverschwendung 

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19-21 November 2014 - Rome

Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2)

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7-9 January 2015 - The Empress Hotel, Chiang Mai, Thailand

1st International Conference on Asian Highland Natural Resources Management 

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3 - 6 March 2015 - Stuttgart, Germany

2nd International Congress Hidden Hunger - Hidden Hunger, Childhood Development and Long-term Prospects for Society and Economy

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24-27 August 2015 - Free University Berlin, Henry Ford Building, Berlin

XVIII. International Plant Protection Congress(IPPC)

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19-22 November 2015 - Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria Hotel Manila, Philippines

Moringa Symposium and Congress

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17-22 July 2016 - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Tenth International Rangeland Congress (IRC) “The Future Management of Grazing and Wild Lands in a High Tech World”

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