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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Fertiliser Subsidies: Lessons from Malawi & Kenya
Fertiliser Subsidies: Lessons from Malawi & Kenya
March 4, 2010 / Conferences
Opportunities, Challenges and Future Prospects: presentations and panel discussion 10 February 2009 PanAfric Hotel, Nairobi. As Kenya’s food crisis is declared a national disaster and 10 million people face hunger, scientists from the Future Agricultures Consortium have set out new

Achieving Pro-Poor Growth through Agriculture: The Challenges
March 4, 2010 / Workshops
The Future Agricultures consortium convened six meetings to discuss key issues in agricultural policy for pro-poor growth. The meetings took place at ODI's offices in London and began in October 2006 with 'Effective Rural Institutions: The Missing Link in Market-based

High Level Expert Forum on How to Feed the World 2050
High Level Expert Forum on How to Feed the World 2050
January 22, 2010 / Events
12-13 October 2009 The Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN FORUM) hosted the online-discussion "How to Feed the World in 2050''. The discussion gathered views from a broad range of interested parties to prepare for discussions at the

Toward an “African Green Revolution”
January 22, 2010 / Events
Kofi Annan, the Chairman of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and Louis Michel, European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid recently kick started a process aimed at implementing a truly participatory and pro-poor African Green Revolution

Put Farmers First To Transform Agriculture
January 18, 2010 / Farmer First
Agriculture and food are urgent global priorities with farmers on the front line of some ofthe world’s most pressing issues. Putting farmers at the vanguard of responses to thefood crisis and climate change in Africa and beyond is vital. Putting

Innovation for Agricultural Research and Development
Innovation for Agricultural Research and Development
January 18, 2010 / Farmer First
Agriculture is an urgent global priority andfarmers find themselves in the front line ofsome of the world’s most pressing issues – climate change, globalization and food security.Twenty years ago, the Farmer First workshopheld at the Institute of Development Studies,University of

Farmer First Revisited Innovation for Agricultural Research and Development
Farmer First Revisited Innovation for Agricultural Research and Development
January 18, 2010 / Farmer First
Agriculture is an urgent priority worldwide and farmers in the developing world find themselves in the front line of some of the world’s most pressing issues – climate change, globalization and food security. The problem with the agricultural research and

CAADP Africa Forum
CAADP Africa Forum
November 28, 2009 / Events
A major conference to help enhance food security in Africa and share lessons on best practices took place in Nairobi from 28 - 30 November 2009. The Comprehensive Africa Agricultural Development Programme (CAADP) head Richard Mkandawire who spoke on behalf

Farmer First Revisited
November 2, 2009 / Farmer First
•Different types of farmers from 20 ya – new economic and livelihood contexts •Global and regional differences •Shocks and stresses – climate change, HIV/AIDS, commodity prices, urbanisation/demand

National African Green Revolution Workshops
National African Green Revolution Workshops
October 1, 2009 / Events
From October to November 2009 The Future Agricultures Consortium (FAC) in partnership with the Salzburg Global Seminar (SGS) and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), conducted two international events on the theme of an “African Green Revolution” last year. In