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.
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.
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.
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.
Global leaders will convene at The Chicago Council's Global Food Security Symposium 2014 to chart a course for how the U.S. Government—in partnership with business, civil society, and international organizations—can advance global food security in the face of weather volatility and climate change.
Join us this May for the first-ever Feed the Future Global Forum to highlight where we’ve been, what we’ve achieved (and learned along the way), and how we’re accelerating progress. Follow along on Twitter via the hashtag #feedthefuture.
To celebrate the life and legacy of tireless hunger fighter Norman E. Borlaug and inspire a new generation to carry on his work, the Borlaug Summit on Wheat for Food Security will bring together thought leaders, policymakers, and representatives of leading agricultural research-for-development organizations, both public and private.
The 2014 Summit at Auburn University will put a strong emphasis on identifying hunger solutions, best practices, innovations and partnerships, giving participants not just inspiration, but practical and replicable actions that they can bring back to their campuses and communities. In addition to well-known keynote speakers, we will have a number of panels and interactive sessions, featuring experts and practitioners from many fields.
USDA has hosted the Agricultural Outlook Forum since 1923 to provide farmers and ranchers, government, and agribusinesses with sound information for decision-making. More than 95 distinguished experts in the fields of international trade, forestry, conservation, invasive pests and citrus disease, nanotechnology, social media, local food systems, and food safety will speak at the Forum's 29 breakout sessions.
On February 12, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) will launch their newest report, Food Security in a World of Growing Natural Resource Scarcity: Role of Agricultural Technologies, during a global agricultural summit hosted at the Newseum in Washington, DC.
USAID is in the process of developing a comprehensive Nutrition Strategy, in recognition of the essential role that nutrition plays in individuals' and countries' development. The design of a USAID nutrition strategy is a benchmark towards the development of a broader US Government nutrition strategy which is also in process. As part of this process, please attend a public consultation on January 9.
Join a special Twitter Chat using #AgEvents on December 17 at 10 a.m. EST to discuss the use of low-cost video to promote agricultural development, food security, and nutrition. The chat will feature experts from Digital Green, Feed the Future KDAD Project, and FHI 360 all of whom are using video as a tool for agricultural extension and development. The experts will share their experiences and lessons learned with integrating low-cost video.