Join USAID’s Office of Microenterprise and Private Enterprise Promotion, researchers, and market development practitioners on February 26-28, 2013 for a three-day Speakers Corner to explore the role of inclusive market development in strengthening smallholder resilience and ultimately creating sustainable systems that break chronic cycles of poverty.
USDA has hosted the Agricultural Outlook Forum since 1923 to provide farmers and ranchers, government, and agribusinesses with sound information for decision-making. Among the 25 breakout sessions this year are risk-management sessions and 85 distinguished experts in the fields of international trade, forestry, conservation, transportation, energy, nutrition, local foods, and food safety. The Forum continues to feature the traditional USDA commodity supply and demand and food price outlooks.
Persistent problems, past failures, and new challenges within extension change agents and advisory service (EAS) provisioning have the potential to converge in a perfect storm as the scramble to adapt to the new normal of life under climate change intensifies. At this seminar, the presenters will outline the nature of the challenges, identify past and present points of successful EAS engagement, and discuss necessary areas of preparation.
This event provides a global forum for the world’s soybean researchers to exchange information and research findings across all segments of the soybean industry. The World Soybean Research Conference will include both a technical programme and a trade show that showcases all aspects of the industry including soybean seed; oil and fat products; foods and drinks; soybean fiber products; biotech; animal feed; processing equipment and more.
The 2013 AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston will highlight the “unreasonable effectiveness” of the scientific enterprise in creating economic growth, solving societal problems, and satisfying the essential human drive to understand the world in which we live.
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.