All External Events

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 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.
April 23, 2013
Visit the Agrilinks 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.
April 9, 2013
On April 9, 2013, producers, geo-politicists, ethicists, economists, humanists and others will address the challenges of protecting our natural resource base (water, soil, air, plants and animals) upon which our food depends, the risks we face if we do not, and potential solutions for California and the world. View the discussions, hosted by the University of California's Global Food Systems Forum, via webcast.
April 3, 2013
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.
March 20 - 22, 2013
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.
March 20, 2013
Join the Global Harvest Initiative and the Daugherty Water for Food Institute for two panel discussions on March 20, 2013, that recognize World Water Day.
March 19 - 21, 2013
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.
March 18 - 20, 2013
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?
March 8, 2013
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.
March 8 - 10, 2013
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.
March 6 - 9, 2013
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.