Penn State to host engaged scholarship leaders at international conference

Penn State will host the 16th annual Engagement Scholarship Consortium Conference — “Engaged Scholarship: Advancing Rigor, Elevating Impact” — from Sept. 29-30 at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel on the University Park campus. The international conference will welcome approximately 400 leaders — faculty, administrators, staff, community members and select students — of engaged scholarship.

International Transition Conference 2015 – Permaculture Magazine


Permaculture Magazine

International Transition Conference 2015
Permaculture Magazine
Speakers at the conference include the founder and previously a permaculture teacher, Rob Hopkins and our latest author Howard Johns, (Energy Revolution). Topics of discussion include REconomy, growing food, personal resilience, community-owned …

Some 6800 agricultural producers involved in apiculture on our registers … – Focus News


Focus News

Some 6800 agricultural producers involved in apiculture on our registers
Focus News
Nesebar. “According to our registers, some 6,800 agricultural producers are involved in apiculture,” said Bulgarian Minister of Agriculture and Food Desislava Taneva, speaking at a national conference themed “The apiculture sector in Bulgaria: its

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Interests of apiculture sector to be better safeguarded through single … – Focus News

Interests of apiculture sector to be better safeguarded through single
Focus News
Nesebar. “Interests of the apiculture sector will be much better safeguarded through a single beekeeper's organisation,” said Bulgarian Minister of Agriculture and Food Desislava Taneva, speaking at a national conference themed “The apiculture sector

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Lilongwe University to start issuing Bachelors Degree in Agroforestry – Nyasa Times


Nyasa Times

Lilongwe University to start issuing Bachelors Degree in Agroforestry
Nyasa Times
Phiri commended sponsors of dissemination conference on Agroforestry and Evergreen agriculture “where LUANAR shall present findings of research on adoption of agroforestry, value addition and policy analyses relevant for promotion of agroforestry in …

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Agroecology advocates meet at UCSC for international conference – Santa Cruz … – Santa Cruz Sentinel

Agroecology advocates meet at UCSC for international conference – Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz Sentinel
Thirty-two international researchers and agricultural workers network at the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum Thursday after a week of touring local farms and the agroecology community at UCSC. (Dan Coyro — Santa Cruz Sentinel). By Jennifer Pittman …

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Agroecology advocates meet at UCSC for international conference – Santa Cruz Sentinel

Agroecology advocates meet at UCSC for international conference
Santa Cruz Sentinel
WHAT: It is the integration of scientific, social, environmental, political and economic issues in the entire food system. Agroecologists may study productivity, stability, sustainability and equitability. They do not necessarily favor one type of

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allAfrica.com: African Scientists Promote Solutions to Mitigate Climate Change – AllAfrica.com

allAfrica.com: African Scientists Promote Solutions to Mitigate Climate Change
AllAfrica.com
Dr. Mbow, of the World Agroforestry Centre in Nairobi, is also an associate professor of the Universite Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar in Senegal. Excerpts from his replies: The presentation [to the conference] was about the change in the paradigm of

Climate Change and Agriculture Conference in Costa Rica – The Costa Rica Star


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Climate Change and Agriculture Conference in Costa Rica
The Costa Rica Star
… the growing global push for so-called “Sustainable Intensification” based on GMOs and the increased use of toxic pesticides and fertilizers, and to promote the multifunctional benefits of regenerative forms of agriculture such as agro-ecology
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Rural sociologist Carolyn Sachs recognized for lifetime achievement

The Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society has chosen Penn State faculty member Carolyn Sachs to receive its 2015 Richard P. Haynes Distinguished Lifetime Achievement in Agriculture, Food and Human Values Award. Sachs, professor of rural sociology and women’s studies and head of the Women’s Studies Department, will receive the award at the society’s upcoming annual meeting and conference in Pittsburgh.

Penn State Extension diabetes program receives national recognition

Penn State Extension is part of a multi-state team that has received national recognition for the Dining with Diabetes educational program. Extension educators from Penn State and five other universities shared the 2015 Jeanne M. Priester Award in the Individual/Family category, which was presented at the recent National Health Outreach Conference in Atlanta.

Conference highlights agroecological development in Africa – Agri-View


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Conference highlights agroecological development in Africa
Agri-View
Mark the calendar for May 7 for a conference featuring speakers working on agroecological development projects in Africa. The conference Community Solutions: The Agroecology of Development in Africa will take place from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the …

Guest blog: Toward safer malaria control solutions

A new World Malaria Day is around the corner and we at PAN applaud the strides made to combat this deadly disease over the past year.

Next month we’ll be closely following discussions at the Conference of Parties of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (aka the “POPs Treaty”) in Geneva. This is the body that banned DDT globally back in 2004, except for limited and specific uses for malaria control.

At the upcoming meeting, the use of DDT for malaria control will be reviewed — and it’s continued use will likely be recommended.

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Permaculture in the Peace conference at GPRC Fairview Campus – Fairview Post

Permaculture in the Peace conference at GPRC Fairview Campus
Fairview Post
A vision born of a meeting among local council members, instructors and others finally came to fruition with the 21st Century Homesteading Permaculture Conference at GPRC Fairview Campus April 1. It was funded by the Walter Pazkowski Agricultural …

Civil society denounces World Bank conference on land, poverty – Daily Times

Civil society denounces World Bank conference on land, poverty
Daily Times
… fostered by the World Bank – of corporate control over natural resources as necessary and sufficient to make poverty history through astronomical growth. In fact poverty can only be eradicated through agro-ecology practiced by peasants with state

Experts, general public will gather for Eckerd Food Security Conference – Eckerd College News

Experts, general public will gather for Eckerd Food Security Conference
Eckerd College News
He has a bachelor's degree in plant science and biology at Dordt College and a master's degree and doctorate in agronomy, specializing in agro-ecology, from the University of Minnesota. He will discuss shifting the use of perennial grain crops away

GFIA Focuses on Sustainable and Climate-Smart Agriculture – IISD Reporting Services

GFIA Focuses on Sustainable and Climate-Smart Agriculture
IISD Reporting Services
… a two-day conference on ICT for Sustainable Agriculture; a session on 'Edible Cities: Building Resilience with Urban Agriculture'; and an Innovations Programme, with sessions on agribusiness, water, mechanization, renewable energy and agroforestry.

Who’s building the new food system? Farmers.

When more than 3,000 sustainable and organic farmers get together in one place, amazing things can happen.

I spent last weekend at the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service conference — aka MOSES. From its quiet beginnings in 1990, the MOSES event has grown into the largest organic farming conference in the country. The annual gathering in La Crosse, Wisconsin has become a mainstay of Midwest sustainable ag innovation, skill-sharing and community-building.

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Alternatives Voices: Permaculture Magazine in the USA – Permaculture Magazine


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Alternatives Voices: Permaculture Magazine in the USA
Permaculture Magazine
Permaculture's editor, Maddy Harland is one of the keynote speakers at Permaculture Voices 2015. Our editor will be speaking to the conference based in San Diego, USA on Friday 6th March, exploring how to design successful enterprises for people and

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Groundbreaking conference explores future of Michigan farming – Farmers Advance

Groundbreaking conference explores future of Michigan farming
Farmers Advance
Gibbons' talk will be followed by a panel featuring Dr. M. Jahi Chappell, director of agroecology and agriculture policy at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy; Pete Kennedy, president of the Farm-to?Consumer Legal Defense Fund; and Phil

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Shaking up the White House hive

As I spoke to a packed room at the EcoFarm Conference late last month, it was clear that many of us eagerly await the unveiling of the White House's new plan to protect bees. But if recent events are any indication, officials aren’t getting the message that pesticides are a key part of the problem. Just one day before my talk, EPA approved another bee-harming pesticide.

With this recent decision, it’s time to shake up the White House hive. No, not the beehive near the Obamas’ kitchen garden, but the politics that are blocking progress for the nation’s pollinators. It's the White House Task Force on Pollinator Health that's releasing a new plan, and they really need to get it right.

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Annual No-Till Winter Conference is Feb. 10-11 in Gering – Gering Citizen


Gering Citizen

Annual No-Till Winter Conference is Feb. 10-11 in Gering
Gering Citizen
He teaches soil health and the principles of agroecology throughout the country. Gabe Brown is one of the pioneers of the current soil health movement that focuses on regenerating our resources. Gabe, along with his wife, Shelly, and son, Paul, own and …

Iowa farmers call for action on drift

Last week a new farmer-led coalition held a press conference in Des Moines, calling on state regulators to better protect Iowa farmers and communities from pesticide drift. The move reflects growing concern about the impacts of drift on Iowa farms and communities. Drift can undermine farmers’ ability to farm as they choose, jeopardize the state’s growing local food economy, and put Iowa children’s health at risk.

PAN's Iowa Policy Coordinator Kate Mendenhall was joined by the leadership and members of the Iowa Farmers Union (IFU) at the press event. Together they outlined the drift protection steps the coalition is requesting of the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS). Other organizations in the growing coalition include Practical Farmers of Iowa (PFI) and the Women, Food, and Agriculture Network (WFAN).

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Expert to Examine Ways to Build a Successful, Sustainable Farming System – Public News Service


Public News Service

Expert to Examine Ways to Build a Successful, Sustainable Farming System
Public News Service
Gurian-Sherman will discuss the relationships between biotechnology and agroecology, and how they can combine to build a successful, sustainable agricultural system when he speaks at the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association's annual conference …

Penn State to host satellite location of NCSE forum on energy and climate change

Penn State will host the satellite location of the NCSE Energy and Climate Change Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy and the Environment. The main conference will take place in Washington D.C. Jan. 27 through 29. Penn State’s University Park campus will host four live-viewing locations for the broadcast portions of this popular and important gathering.

On the road to self-sufficiency: Conference teaches audience about sustainable … – The Union of Grass Valley


The Union of Grass Valley

On the road to self-sufficiency: Conference teaches audience about sustainable
The Union of Grass Valley
Speaker Mark Shepard spoke on large-scale permaculture farming. Expand Photo Nevada County's Sustainable Food and Farm Conference 2015, keynotes of Sustainable farming and expo Saturday John Hart/jhart@theunion.com | The Union. Nevada …

Tropical Countries Vow to Fight Deforestation at Lima Climate Conference – Triple Pundit (blog)


Triple Pundit (blog)

Tropical Countries Vow to Fight Deforestation at Lima Climate Conference
Triple Pundit (blog)
Seven Latin American and Caribbean countries launched Initiative20x20 to restore 20 million hectares of degraded land to a combination forest, agroforestry and plantation by 2020, and that's just the beginning, say the organizers. To get an idea how …

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Republic of Korea Launches Forest Restoration Initiative – IISD Reporting Services

Republic of Korea Launches Forest Restoration Initiative
IISD Reporting Services
cbd-korea 16 October 2014: At the twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 12), the Government of the Republic of Korea launched the Forest Ecosystem Restoration Initiative (FERI) to support …

Coming to terms with terminology: Seeking ‘gray literature’ on landscapes – Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)

Coming to terms with terminology: Seeking 'gray literature' on landscapes
Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)
At the recent conference on Landscapes for People, Food and Nature organized by EcoAgriculture Partners and the World Agroforestry Centre in Nairobi, Kenya, participants learned there were no fewer than 78 different terms that allude to integrated …

Master Gardener conference now open to the public – Arizona Daily Star

Master Gardener conference now open to the public
Arizona Daily Star
“There's a big market for organic products to use in your garden,” says Young, Maricopa County Cooperative Extension's assistant agent in agroecology. But buying products could be harmful in other ways, she suggests. For instance, fish emulsion, a

European Federation of Animal Science will make a conference in Copenhagen – Agri.EU


Agri.EU

European Federation of Animal Science will make a conference in Copenhagen
Agri.EU
Following the most urgent issues of animal farming, the main theme of the meeting will be “Quality and sustainability in animal production” dealing with resource efficiency, animal welfare, diversification and agroecology aspects as well as product

Organic farming conference at UMass focuses on climate change – GazetteNET

Organic farming conference at UMass focuses on climate change
GazetteNET
A workshop led by Connor Stedman of Montague, who works as an agroforestry specialist for AppleSeed Permaculture LLC in Hudson, New York, focused on what he called “carbon farming.” Reducing carbon emissions is very important to addressing …

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Northeast Organic Farming Association conference at UMass focuses on climate … – GazetteNET

Northeast Organic Farming Association conference at UMass focuses on climate
GazetteNET
A workshop led Connor Stedman of Montague, who works as an agroforestry specialist for AppleSeed Permaculture LLC in Hudson, New York, focused on what he called “carbon farming.” Reducing carbon emissions is very important to addressing climate …

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Putting Grasslands to Work – Savory Institute Conference – Permaculture Magazine


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Putting Grasslands to Work – Savory Institute Conference
Permaculture Magazine
Dynamic experts in the fields of soil science, climate change, permaculture, range science, local food movement, human health, conservation biology and alternative finance will present their views. These world renowned experts include Patrick Holden of

Steve Gliessman Named to Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food)

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CAN’s co-founder and chair of the Board of Directors, Dr. Stephen Gliessman, (Professor Emeritus of Agroecology, University of California, Santa Cruz) has been appointed to an international panel of experts on sustainable food systems. The panel is co-chaired by Dr. Olivia Yambi, nutritionist and former UNICEF representative to Kenya, and Prof. Olivier De Schutter, who recently completed his term as U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food. 

The Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation established the IPES-Food initiative, which addresses one of the three areas of action targeted by the International Scientific Committee of the Foundation: evidence-based advocacy on sustainable food systems and diets. The aim is to provide “…policy makers, the private sector and the public at large with the evidence to guide a transition towards sustainable food systems and diets.”
Steve tells us that the plan is for the Panel to be affiliated with the United Nations, probably the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Over a period of three years, the Panel will prepare a vision for the future of food, as well as an agenda for change that will be backed by the latest research, similar to the recent report of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Steve is one of the first 10 experts invited to join the Panel, which will eventually include 20–30 interdisciplinary international experts in all food-system components. Discussing the work of the panel, Oliver De Schutter stated: “Producing more food will not do. Food systems must be reshaped with a view to ensuring social equity and the reduction of rural poverty, protecting our resource base and delivering better health outcomes.  Multidisciplinary research is urgently needed to promote adequate solutions at policy and global levels. And it must include an analysis of consumer behaviour, to encourage sustainable consumption as an integral part of food systems reform.”

In mid-September 2014, Steve will be traveling to Rome, Italy, to participate in a FAO-sponsored International Agroecology Conference for Food Security and Nutrition. Steve is chairing the first day of the event, where a large group of international researchers will be presenting their projects and results. In addition to his work on the Panel, Steve has also been invited by the Smith Foundation to present his agroecological vision at a meeting of their board of directors in November, as well as help guide some of their future grant giving.

At the upcoming XV Annual International Agroecology Shortcourse (July 6-18, 2014) in Estelí, Nicaragua, Steve and CAN-affiliated researchers will be developing ideas for research projects that will involve all of the CAN network and demonstrate how to do Agroecology. Check back for updates later this summer.

Links:
Agroecology: The Ecology of Sustainable Food Systems
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Steve Gliessman, author]

Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems
[Steve Gliessman, editor: This journal is devoted to the rapidly emerging fields of agroecology and sustainable agriculture. The journal focuses on the changes that need to occur in the design and management of our food systems in order to balance natural resource use and environmental protection with the needs of production, economic viability, and social well-being.]

 

 

Major meeting to propose large-scale solutions to landscape challenges in Africa – Phys.Org

Major meeting to propose large-scale solutions to landscape challenges in Africa
Phys.Org
The Conference is being hosted by the World Agroforestry Centre on behalf of the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative, a global partnership of leading conservation, agriculture and food security organizations. The conference will look to

On the side of workers

At a funder conference I’m attending this week, we began by singing the venerable labor song, “Which side are you on?” I thought it was an especially appropriate choice because at PAN, we’re joining our allies around the world in reflecting on the intersections between worker’s rights, safety and public health.

This week, as we note both International Workers Memorial Day and May Day (International Workers Day across much of the world), I’m reminded of how important it is for all of us who care about the food system to take sides with the system’s workers.

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Conférences-atelier sur la permaculture avec Bernard Alonso – 94 Citoyens

Conférences-atelier sur la permaculture avec Bernard Alonso
94 Citoyens
Côté théorique, rendez-vous à la Maison du Citoyen et de la Vie Associative le samedi 5 avril de 14h15 à 17h45 pour aborder l'éthique, les principes et les techniques de la permaculture. Place à la pratique le dimanche 6 avril de 9h à 12h30, sur le

Conference in Nelson aims to grow the local food economy – Abbotsford News

Conference in Nelson aims to grow the local food economy
Abbotsford News
Two days of food festivities will hit the Heritage City next weekend with a feast for those wanting strength in a local food system. Farm, Food, Fork is a two-day event organized by the newly formed West Kootenay Permaculture Co-op, a Slocan Valley

ICRAF Notes Outcomes of First International Conference on Agroforestry – IISD Reporting Services

ICRAF Notes Outcomes of First International Conference on Agroforestry
IISD Reporting Services
World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) 24 March 2014: The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) has announced the outcomes of the first International Agroforestry Conference, which was convened on the theme, 'Agroforestry: Greening and feeding the nations in …

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Embrace the Change – Live Conference – Permaculture Magazine


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Embrace the Change – Live Conference
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Penn State Extension conference to address mastitis and milk quality

Bovine mastitis — udder infection in cattle — directly and indirectly costs U.S. dairy producers an estimated $2 billion each year. To help dairy farmers, veterinarians and other agricultural industry professionals understand how to prevent and treat mastitis, the Penn State Extension Veterinary Team is hosting the Penn State Mastitis and Milk Quality Conference on March 25 and 26 at the Holiday Inn Harrisburg/Hershey in Grantville.

London Hunger Conference: Feeding the World or Feeding the Corporations? – Center for Research on Globalization


Center for Research on Globalization

London Hunger Conference: Feeding the World or Feeding the Corporations?
Center for Research on Globalization
How many high-level audience conferences are organised to promote, let alone present, the vast evidence from scientists and millions of farmers on the positive long-term impact of techniques such as agroecology that confront the global food and 
Feeding the World – or feeding the Corporations? The Ecologist (blog)



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Feeding the World or Feeding the Corporations? London Hunger Conference … – Center for Research on Globalization


Center for Research on Globalization

Feeding the World or Feeding the Corporations? London Hunger Conference
Center for Research on Globalization
How many high-level audience conferences are organised to promote, let alone present, the vast evidence from scientists and millions of farmers on the positive long-term impact of techniques such as agroecology that confront the global food and 

Celebrating the Potential of Permaculture | Food Tank | The Daily Meal – The Daily Meal


The Daily Meal

Celebrating the Potential of Permaculture | Food Tank | The Daily Meal
The Daily Meal
Food Tank highlights ten projects that embrace permaculture practices worldwide. In March, permaculture experts from all over the world will gather in California for the Permaculture Voices Conference. Click here for the full story · 10 Inspiring

UN-REDD Newsletter Highlights Stakeholder Engagement – IISD Reporting Services

UN-REDD Newsletter Highlights Stakeholder Engagement
IISD Reporting Services
activities at the nineteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP19) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Oslo REDD Exchange, and a TEDx event hosted by the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in Nairobi, Kenya 

Global conference to accelerate the use of trees in agriculture, landscape – Malaysia Sun

Global conference to accelerate the use of trees in agriculture, landscape
Malaysia Sun
Over 1,000 participants from private sector and research and development institutions will share knowledge on the positive financial, environmental and social impacts of agroforestry in an international congress in New Delhi, India, in February next year.

Global conference to accelerate the use of trees in agriculture, – Jakarta Post

Global conference to accelerate the use of trees in agriculture,
Jakarta Post
Over 1,000 participants from private sector and research and development institutions will share knowledge on the positive financial, environmental and social impacts of agroforestry in an international congress in New Delhi, India, in February next year.

Five-state growers conference in St. Joseph Jan. 9-11 – Richmond Daily News

Five-state growers conference in St. Joseph Jan. 9-11
Richmond Daily News
On Saturday, concurrent sessions include small fruit, advanced organic, vegetable production, beginning beekeeping and agroforestry, urban horticulture and gardens, and food safety/GAPs. There will be many exhibitors available to provide information 

The 3rd Global Conference On Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Security and … – HispanicBusiness.com


UN News Centre

The 3rd Global Conference On Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Security and
HispanicBusiness.com
Feed the Future is training rural farmers in conservation agriculture techniques like composting, mulching, crop rotation and inter-cropping with agroforestry to increase yields while protecting the soil and trees on farms; while the Climate Change
“Climate-smart” agriculture needed to steer food security through changing Islands Business



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US State Department’s Shrier At Conference On Agriculture, Food, Climate – AllAfrica.com


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US State Department's Shrier At Conference On Agriculture, Food, Climate
AllAfrica.com
Feed the Future is training rural farmers in conservation agriculture techniques like composting, mulching, crop rotation and inter-cropping with agroforestry to increase yields while protecting the soil and trees on farms; while the Climate Change
“Climate-smart” agriculture needed to steer food security through changing Islands Business



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The 3rd Global Conference On Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Security and … – AllAfrica.com


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The 3rd Global Conference On Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Security and
AllAfrica.com
Feed the Future is training rural farmers in conservation agriculture techniques like composting, mulching, crop rotation and inter-cropping with agroforestry to increase yields while protecting the soil and trees on farms; while the Climate Change
“Climate-smart” agriculture needed to steer food security through changing Islands Business



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“Climate-smart” agriculture needed to steer food security through changing … – Islands Business


UN News Centre

“Climate-smart” agriculture needed to steer food security through changing
Islands Business
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Agro forestry, diversification of crops with legumes and other practical measures must be scaled up to end hunger while meeting the challenge of climate change, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told a global 
The 3rd Global Conference on Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Security and US Department of State (press release)



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The 3rd Global Conference on Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Security and … – US Department of State (press release)


UN News Centre

The 3rd Global Conference on Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Security and
US Department of State (press release)
Feed the Future is training rural farmers in conservation agriculture techniques like composting, mulching, crop rotation and inter-cropping with agroforestry to increase yields while protecting the soil and trees on farms; while the Climate Change
“Climate-smart” agriculture needed to steer food security through changing Islands Business



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“Climate-smart” agriculture needed to steer food security through changing … – UN News Centre


UN News Centre

“Climate-smart” agriculture needed to steer food security through changing
UN News Centre
5 December 2013 – Agroforestry, diversification of crops with legumes and other practical measures must be scaled up to end hunger while meeting the challenge of climate change, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told a global conference on 

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Special Offer on Permaculture Voices Conference – Permaculture Magazine


Permaculture Magazine

Special Offer on Permaculture Voices Conference
Permaculture Magazine
One of the world's largest professional permaculture gatherings, The Permaculture Voices Conference, takes place 13 – 16 March 2014 in Temecula, Southern California, USA. During the three days there will be over 50 sessions on offer, with over 40

Conference told farming has key role to play in Agri-Tech Strategy – Horticulture Week

Conference told farming has key role to play in Agri-Tech Strategy
Horticulture Week
However, Baroness Miller, who co-chairs the All-Party Agro-Ecology Group, said: "It's not clear to the public what 'agri-tech' is. It's not just shorthand for GM – it has to meet the challenges of food security, lower carbon emissions, biodiversity

Consultative Conference Ends in Freetown – Patriotic Vanguard

Consultative Conference Ends in Freetown
Patriotic Vanguard
among other things the generation of Agroforestry Knowledge: that is engage in strategic research, which provides solutions to problems contextualized in Sierra Leone and generate international public goods on Agroforestry; and strengthening the

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Celebrating women in agriculture

This week I had the immense pleasure of attending the 4th National Conference for Women in Sustainable Agriculture in Des Moines, Iowa. The conference was hosted by the Women, Food, and Agriculture Network (WFAN), one of PAN's partners in our midwest Drift Catching work.

With approximately 400 participants, the conference brings together women farmers, advocates, and landowners from across the country to share resources and dialogue about solutions for transitioning to a more sustainable food system. It was an incredible event — three days of women sharing their deepest hopes and smartest strategies about how to improve agriculture.

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World Food Prize protests bring forth GMO debate – Iowa State Daily

World Food Prize protests bring forth GMO debate
Iowa State Daily
She said the prize has been awarded to a “wide array of people … including people who have worked on biocontrol and agro-ecology” and that the conference “includes stage farmers from around the globe” and “grassroots leaders.” Cordaro said the prize 

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Sustainable Asset Management join the FT Ethical Investment Conference – eco-business.com

Sustainable Asset Management join the FT Ethical Investment Conference
eco-business.com
Gary Crates explained how Sustainable Asset Management (SAM), in partnership with specialist agro-forestry company Asia Plantation Capital (APC), was able to target higher level performance using niche forestry products such as Aquilaria, Agarwood and 

FAO Provides Policy Recommendations on Forests for Food Security – IISD Reporting Services

FAO Provides Policy Recommendations on Forests for Food Security
IISD Reporting Services
The conference was organized by FAO in collaboration with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), the World Bank and Bioversity International. CIFOR, ICRAF and Bioversity are members of the 

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Home » Events » 2013 Northern California Permaculture & Transition Network … – YES! Magazine

Home » Events » 2013 Northern California Permaculture & Transition Network
YES! Magazine
The first ever Building Resilient Communities Convergence, at the beautiful Solar Living Institute, brings together the best of the Northern California Permaculture Convergence and the Northern California Regional Transition Network Conference for an 

2013 Northern California Permaculture & Transition Network Convergence … – YES! Magazine

2013 Northern California Permaculture & Transition Network Convergence
YES! Magazine
The first ever Building Resilient Communities Convergence, at the beautiful Solar Living Institute, brings together the best of the Northern California Permaculture Convergence and the Northern California Regional Transition Network Conference for an