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.
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.