The goal of this conference is to obtain commitment and action from nations and relevant stakeholders to promote policies and invest in projects that open access to publicly funded global agriculturally relevant data streams, making such data readily accessible to users in Africa and world-wide, and ultimately supporting a sustainable increase in food security in developed and developing countries.
In this seminar presenters will discuss the two elements that characterize Fertilizer Deep Placement (FDP): larger fertilizer granules and the physical placement of the super granule below the soil surface, in proximity to the root zone of the plant. They will also discuss the benefits of FDP such as mitigation of nitrogen loss mechanisms, improving crop uptake to support yield improvement, and lower application of high cost fertilizers.
On April 9, 2013, producers, geo-politicists, ethicists, economists, humanists and others will address the challenges of protecting our natural resource base (water, soil, air, plants and animals) upon which our food depends, the risks we face if we do not, and potential solutions for California and the world. View the discussions, hosted by the University of California's Global Food Systems Forum, via webcast.
Robert Thompson, John Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies visiting scholar and former director of rural development at the World Bank, will discuss this topic at John Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC. Note: SAIS will also host a live webcast available on its website at the time of the event.
The 2013 Conference agenda builds on consensus from the 2011 conference, focusing on three main themes: farm and food systems, landscape and regional issues, and the integrative and transformative institutional and policy aspects that will bridge across scales to link science and practice to ensure food security, poverty alleviation and multiple ecosystem services.
This conference--Catholic Relief Services' fifth conference on information and communications technologies for development--offers participants the opportunity to listen, exchange ideas, test devices and engage with technology providers and practitioners who have used innovative mobile solutions to empower vulnerable communities within Africa, Asia and Latin America.
What makes African governments invest in agriculture? This Future Agricultures conference brings together key figures from research, politics, donor organisations and civil society to ask: What motivates African governments to invest in different kinds of agricultural development? What influence do domestic politics, external donors and pan-African networks have? How successful can civil society and social movements be in pushing for more pro-poor agricultural policy in Africa?
The 25th annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum will take place March 8-10 in Minneapolis, on the campuses of Augsburg College and the University of Minnesota West Bank. This event is open to the public. The Nobel Peace Prize Forum is a unique civic learning experience. This dynamic, public, global event brings Nobel Peace Prize winners, civic leaders, and scholars together with students and other citizens.
Join Agrilinks on International Women’s Day, March 8, to discuss "More Than Just Women" in gender for agriculture. A panel of expert tweeters will discuss gender integration for agriculture and food security, including how to incorporate gender-based violence (this year’s IWD theme), engage men and boys, and best practices in gender analysis.
FHI 360, USAID and The SEEP Network invite you to join a learning meeting to provide practitioners and policymakers a forum for sharing sound practices for collaborating across health, nutrition, food security, economic strengthening, enterprise development and social protection programs to ensure the best possible outcomes for people living with HIV/AIDS and food insecurity. Please note this event has reached capacity for attendees but does have a waiting list.
Scientists from different areas, field workers, members of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and representatives from administration, management and policy have been invited to discuss the different topics for four days at the University of Hohenheim located in Stuttgart-Plieningen, Germany. Attention will be given to Africa and Asia as well as North America and Europe.