World Ag Expo is the world's largest annual agricultural exposition. More than 1,400 exhibitors display the latest in farm equipment, communications and technology on 2.5 million square feet of exhibit space. Free seminars focus on a variety of topics important to dairy producers, farmers, ranchers and agribusiness professionals.
This program aims to offer an inspiring dialogue on the most innovative approaches to enhancing food security in the region and around the world. Expert panelists will address how innovations in technology and strategic infrastructure can transform the market and how the next generation can focus efforts to contribute to global solutions.
One of the most difficult challenges for smallholder farmers is finding a reliable source of high quality agricultural inputs, such as seed, fertilizer, farm equipment, veterinary supplies and services, and sustainable extension services. The panel will address the benefits of private sector input supply systems and how these systems are increasing smallholders' production, incomes and livelihoods.
Twelve months on from The Economist’s inaugural Feeding the World summit, a high-level audience will gather in Amsterdam to discuss how to accelerate progress in coordinating efforts to tackle the planet’s food security crisis.Industry leaders, Government ministers, donors, aid agencies and representatives of the research community will explore opportunities to collaborate in delivering improved nutrition and sustainable agricultural markets.
Hosted by the Economic Organization for West Africa States (ECOWAS) with support from USAID’s Agribusiness and Trade Promotion project, this three-day conference in Accra, Ghana, will bring together the region’s stakeholders to develop an agenda for improving West Africa’s food security through regional trade in staple commodities, leading to benefits for millions of West Africans.
The Integrated Pest Management CRSP and Tamil Nadu Agricultural University will be holding a workshop on the production and use of Trichoderma and Pseudomonas. This workshop, specifically designed for scientists and researchers in the developing world, will review current research on the selection, development, mass production, mode of action, and use of these biocontrol agents in agriculture.
The International Food Policy Research Institute, FAO and the Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa host the U.S. launch of the latest edition of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) annual flagship report, "The State of Food and Agriculture 2012: Investing in Agriculture for a Better Future."
This symposium will outline current approaches in bioinformatics and data management to help address challenges in food security. Presentations will highlight the latest developments in genomics, advanced molecular tools, and platforms in the context of international development efforts.
USAID's FACET project is hosting two webinars that will look at how ICT applications are currently being used to advance the agriculture industry in Africa. The second webinar focuses on ICT applications being used by agricultural input supply companies to improve their distribution networks.
During the upcoming #AskAg Twitter chat, Stephanie Hanson and Michael Hudson of One Acre Fund, along with Roger Thurow of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, will answer your questions about how to help the poorest smallholder farmers in Africa.
USAID's FACET project is hosting two webinars that will look at how ICT applications are currently being used to advance the agriculture industry in Africa. The first webinar focuses on ICT applications being used by agricultural companies in sub-Saharan Africa for their outgrowing operations.
This conference will examine the potential of technologies – old, new and pipeline – to deliver sustainable intensification in agriculture. Business leaders, policy makers, opinion formers and civil society representatives will tease out the implications of the technological approach to sustainable intensification of food production, including the need for regulatory systems to adopt evidence based policies on risks and benefits to ensure resilient production.