All External Events

November 19 - 21, 2014
The Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) is an inclusive inter-governmental meeting on nutrition jointly organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Health Organization. The conference will convene high-level government officials and stakeholders with the overall goal of improving diets and raising nutrition levels through policies that more effectively address today’s major nutrition challenges.
October 16, 2014
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has designated the 2014 World Food Day theme as "Family Farming: 'Feeding the world, caring for the earth' to raise the profile of family farming and smallholder farmers.
October 15 - 17, 2014
The 2014 Borlaug Dialogue international symposium, hosted by the World Food Prize, will draw upon Dr. Borlaug's legacy and address “The Greatest Challenge in Human History: Can We Sustainably Feed the 9 Billion People on our Planet by the Year 2050?” The Dialogue will give special emphasis to the powers of intensification, innovation and inspiration to uplift smallholder farmers and meet the increasing demand for nutritious food.
October 15, 2014
This workshop builds on a new guide that details how to successfully implement private sector partnerships for smallholder impact. The interactive format highlights case studies from the guide as well as innovative partnerships, licensing and local manufacturing, marketing and distribution, extension and other forms of customer support, and financing.
September 23, 2014
The UN Climate Summit will serve as a public platform for leaders at the highest level to catalyze ambitious action on the ground to reduce emissions and strengthen climate resilience and mobilize political will for an ambitious global agreement by 2015 that limits the world to a less than 2-degree Celsius rise in global temperature.
September 18 - 19, 2014
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is hosting this symposium to explore recent scientific research and knowledge and promote open dialogue while showcasing existing experiences and programs on agroecology.
September 18 - 19, 2014
On September 18-19, 2014, the second Frontiers in Development Forum will engage a dynamic community of global thought leaders and development practitioners to address the question: How will we eradicate extreme poverty by 2030? The Forum will bring together the brightest minds and boldest leaders on ending extreme poverty, and lay the groundwork for a broad coalition of partners committed to this goal.
September 11, 2014
The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board and The J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences Invite is hosting a global forum, titled Fulbright for Food Security, this Thursday at the University of Arkansas. Register to attend in person or join the event online via livestream.
September 10 - 11, 2014
This workshop will bring leaders together to identify the elements necessary for the implementation of actions to achieve food and nutrition security in Central America.
August 4, 2014
This signature event, part of the 2014 U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, will highlight three critical and interrelated areas in the U.S-Africa relationship: food security, climate change and resilience.
August 4 - 6, 2014
President Obama in August will welcome leaders from across the African continent to the Nation’s Capital for a three-day U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the first such event of its kind. The theme of the Summit is "Investing in the Next Generation."
July 24, 2014
This symposium will explore animal science research priorities to strengthen livestock value chains in developing countries and will inform future USAID livestock research investments. The symposium will consist of six 15-minute presentations, followed by 60 minutes of panel discussion and Q&A with the audience.
July 23, 2014
At this webinar, the authors of the USAID Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy will outline key aspects of the strategy, focusing on its practical relevance to agricultural development practitioners. They will discuss the roll-out of nutrition-sensitive principles in Feed the Future zones of influence and explain how USAID is looking at the nutrition-agriculture nexus differently.
July 9, 2014
Join the Feed the Future Horticulture Innovation Lab for a forum discussion of the relationship between horticulture and nutrition, July 9 in Washington, D.C. Hear highlights of how the Horticulture Innovation Lab's research has related to nutrition during the program's first five years, including projects focused on African indigenous vegetables and orange- and purple-fleshed sweet potatoes.
June 5, 2014
Join the USAID innovATE program and Penn State's College of Agricultural Science's Office of International Programs for a discussion about the role that agricultural training and education can play in supporting food security and increased food production in the developing world.

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