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.
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 second webinar focuses on ICT applications being used by agricultural input supply companies to improve their distribution networks.
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.
USAID's Development Credit Authority (@USAID_Credit) will host a twitter chat with Acumen Fund (@acumenfund) and Root Capital (@RootCapital), a social investment firm based in Boston, to talk about why they started investing in agriculture in Africa. Join the conversation about moving agriculture financing from a donor activity to a sustainable private investment opportunity.
On December 5, the final 2012 installment of the Managing Our Planet series will convene a panel to discuss planetary demographic trends and their implications for ecological management at international and global scales.
In this seminar, Josette Sheeran will highlight the public-private partnerships that global institutions like the World Economic Forum and World Food Programme have fostered to help move millions of poor out of hunger and malnutrition, reviewing what worked and which lessons to take away to foster innovative and effective partnerships in the future.
The Forum’s fourth edition will host two days of open debate during which the world’s leading experts on matters of food production, consumption, and diet and nutrition will meet to exchange ideas on global food challenges. The objective is to offer important information and insights to policy makers, institutions and civil society in order to promote a better life and widespread and sustainable well-being for everyone.
The 11th regional conference of the Southern and Eastern African Association of Farming Systems Research-Extension will be held on November 19-21, 2012, in South Africa. The conference, whose theme is "Innovation System Perspective in Agriculture and Rural Development for smallholder farmers," is intended to share experiences and best practices in moving agriculture from subsistence to commercial among resource-constrained farmers in the region.