Events

eventscatdescipThe Future Agricultures Consortium participates in many conferences and workshops. We also watch for important agriculture policy “windows” and report them here.


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Press release: South-South Co-operation seminar
Press release: South-South Co-operation seminar
May 14, 2012 / Co-operation in the Global South
Brasilia, 11 May 2012 – The capital of Brazil will host a high-level event on agriculture and development: the International Seminar on The Role of South-South Cooperation in Agricultural Development in Africa. For the first time, the event will bring

Post-conference synthesis – Young People, Farming and Food
April 27, 2012 / Young People Farming and Food Conference
These notes seek to synthesise understandings merging from the FAC/ISSER international conference Young People, Farming and Food, held in Accra, 19-21 March 2012 (see: https://www.future-agricultures.org/events/young-people-farming-a-food).

Final Programme
April 20, 2012 / Co-operation in the Global South
International Seminar: The role of South-South Cooperation in Agricultural Development in Africa - opportunities and challenges17 May 2012 Brasília, Brazil Full programme (PDF, 95kb) Speaker biographies (PDF, 135kb) 9:00     Opening Chair: Jorge Chediek, Interim Director, IPCIG, UNDP RC/RRSpeakers: Minister Marco

Video: What is Seasonality?
April 16, 2012 / Seasonality Revisited
Stephen Devereux, one of the editors of the book Seasonality, Rural Livelihoods and Development, explains why seasonality has been neglected and why it is important for policy. Watch the video on YouTube

Youth conference newsletter: day 3
March 22, 2012 / Young People Farming and Food Conference
Newsletter from the third and final day of the Young People, Farming and Food Conference in Accra, 19-21 March 2012.

Agriculture and the generation problem: rural youth, employment and the future of farming
March 21, 2012 / Young People, Farming and Food conference papers
By Ben White, ISS Almost all countries in the world face serious problems of mass youth unemployment and underemployment, with unemployment rates much higher in rural than in urban areas.  Small-scale agriculture is now, and if it survives in the

Youth Conference newsletter: day 2
March 21, 2012 / Young People Farming and Food Conference
Newsletter from the second day of the Young People, Farming and Food Conference in Accra, 19-21 March 2012.

Youth Conference newsletter: day 1
March 21, 2012 / Young People Farming and Food Conference
Newsletter from day 1 of the Young People, Farming and Food Conference in Accra, 19-21 March 2012.  

Youth employment in agriculture – a development dilemma in Nigeria
March 19, 2012 / Young People, Farming and Food conference papers
By Joseph Ayodele Ariyo and Michael Mortimore Youth farming is a dilemma of agrarian policy that has defied resolution for decades. This short discussion illustrates the dilemma in relation to a recent attempt to introduce an enclave of large-scale commercial

Opportunities and constraints for youth participation in horticultural production
March 18, 2012 / Young People, Farming and Food conference papers
by Kangai Elosy and John Mburu This paper draws on the case of youth smallholder fresh produce production and marketing in Eastern and Central Kenya. Specifically, the paper focuses on how youth farmers have embraced the opportunities that facilitate GlobalGAP