All External Events

May 29, 2013
This seminar will emphasize the tremendous importance of horticulture to the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future initiative with an in-depth focus on gender, nutrition, and income generation. The seminar leaders will also discuss how to better link horticultural projects focused on research with those focused on implementation.
May 29, 2013
On Wednesday, May 29, two new Leaping and Learning reports will be launched. First, “Leaping and Learning: Linking Smallholders to Markets in Africa” written in conjunction with the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), is a comprehensive review of the existing literature on smallholder-centred market-based interventions.
May 29, 2013
Presented by Peace Corps and the UC Davis Horticulture and BASIS collaborative research support programs. Come hear about cutting-edge research and participate in the discussion. Immediately following the presentation, Peace Corps will host a reception with campus groups and local non-profit organizations that are working towards a more sustainable future. Come learn how you can be involved in global food security.
May 23, 2013
Join Agrilinks for the May 23 #AskAg Twitter Chat on the "Intersection of HIV/AIDS and Food Security." The chat will feature a panel of expert tweeters discussing approaches to improve food security for vulnerable households, particularly those affected by HIV/AIDS.
May 22 - 24, 2013
USAID's Bureau for Food Security (BFS) will host a Feed the Future Gender Global Learning & Evidence Exchange (Gender GLEE) in Washington, DC, May 22-14, 2013.
May 21, 2013
On May 21, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah will join Senator Richard Durbin, Congressman Earl Blumenauer and Congressman Ted Poe to release the U.S. Government’s first Water and Development strategy. To follow and discuss the event on Twitter, use the hashtag #WaterStrategy.
May 21, 2013
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs will hold its annual Global Food Security Symposium on Tuesday, May 21. This year’s theme is “Capitalizing on the Power of Science, Trade, and Business to End Hunger and Poverty: A New Agenda for Food Security.” Follow the event via the livestream and on Twitter using the hashtag #GlobalAg. Livestream begins at 8:30 a.m.:
May 20, 2013
This event, keynoted by Senator Johnny Isakson and other prominent figures in government, business, and global health, is a follow-up and expansion of the discussions held in May 2012 at the Atlanta Summit on Global Health and Water. The event is focused on the critical connecting points between food security and achieving sustainable health and nutrition outcomes in some of the world’s most challenging places. Follow on Twitter via the hashtag #solutions2hunger.
May 14 - 15, 2013
On May 14-15, UNICEF will welcome 400 participants from over 40 countries to the International Conference Against Child Malnutrition in Paris.
May 8 - 10, 2013
Under the theme “Delivering on Africa’s Promise”, the 23rd World Economic Forum on Africa will provide an important platform for regional and global leaders from business, government and civil society to deepen the continent’s integration agenda and renew commitment to a sustainable path of growth and development by addressing the following themes: Accelerating Economic Diversification, Boosting Strategic Infrastructure, Unlocking Africa’s Talent.
May 8 - 9, 2013
Grow Africa partners will convene the annual Grow Africa Investment Forum from May 8-9 in Cape Town, South Africa. Participants in the 2013 Grow Africa Investment Forum will engage in a variety of interactive sessions to address opportunities, challenges and solutions to advance sustainable agricultural transformation in African agriculture.
May 7, 2013
At this event hosted by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Kevin Henry will share highlights from CARE and the United Nations University’s “Where the Rain Falls” project, an eight-country study on the complexities of changing rainfall patterns and their effects on food security and human mobility.
April 29 - 30, 2013
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.
April 24, 2013
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.
April 23, 2013
Visit the Jefferson Science Fellows website for more information on this lecture, featuring Jean Ristaino, senior science advisor and Jefferson Science Fellow in the Bureau of Food Security at USAID.