Events

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


Latest articles

Month of Birth and Children’s Health in India
September 15, 2010 / Seasonality Revisited - Day 1
Month of Birth and Children’s Health in India Michael Lokshin Sergiy Radyakin Development Economics Research Group The World Bank July 3, 2009

Venue
Venue
September 15, 2010 / Seasonality Revisited
The Future Agricultures Consortium together with the Centre for Social Protection is convening a 3–day conference on Seasonality, to be held on Wednesday 8th to Friday 10th July 2009 at IDS Sussex.

Venue
Venue
September 15, 2010 / University of the Bush
The Future Agricultures Consortium together with the Centre for Social Protection is convening a 3–day conference on Seasonality, to be held on Wednesday 8th to Friday 10th July 2009 at IDS Sussex.

Can Africa’s Guinea Savannah feed the continent and beyond?
Can Africa’s Guinea Savannah feed the continent and beyond?
July 30, 2010 / Awakening Africa's Sleeping Giant
With continuing strong world prices for agricultural commodities, agriculture researchers met recently in London to examine how African farmers might boost commercial production of crops such as rice and cotton. The workshop goal was to critically examining a recent study

Media Release and Notes
June 7, 2010 / Seasonality Revisited
Media Release (with embargo date of 1 July 2009) – contact D.Hughes@future-agricultures.org 'Seasonal poverty’ is worsening. Climate Change, AIDS and heightened vulnerability identified as main culprits.As seasons across the world appear to become more unpredictable, the impacts of seasonal shocks

Media Release and Notes
June 7, 2010 / University of the Bush
Media Release (with embargo date of 1 July 2009) – contact D.Hughes@future-agricultures.org 'Seasonal poverty’ is worsening. Climate Change, AIDS and heightened vulnerability identified as main culprits.As seasons across the world appear to become more unpredictable, the impacts of seasonal shocks

FAC-Hosted Events
FAC-Hosted Events
May 13, 2010 / Events
FAC co-hosts annual events to highlight key issues related to FAC work in Africa.

Conference Gigiri Naaiap
March 18, 2010 / NAAIAP

NAAIP Impact
March 18, 2010 / NAAIAP

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

Ethiopian Economic Association
Ethiopian Economic Association
September 9, 2009 / Conferences
Ethiopian Economic Conference: Farmer Organisations and Social Protection On 27 June 2009, FAC researchers Amdissa Teshome and John Thompson provided an overview of FAC activities and two keynote presentations at the Ethiopian Economics Association’s (EEA) Seventh Annual Conference was held

Seasonality Revisited
Seasonality Revisited
July 8, 2009 / Seasonality Revisited
The Seasonality Revisited International Conference, was held at the Institute of Development Studies from 8-10 July 2009, concluded that the costs of ignoring the seasonal dimensions of poverty are enormous, despite seasonality being rarely reflected in agricultural investment and social

University in the Bush
University in the Bush
July 8, 2009 / University of the Bush
The Seasonality Revisited International Conference, was held at the Institute of Development Studies from 8-10 July 2009, concluded that the costs of ignoring the seasonal dimensions of poverty are enormous, despite seasonality being rarely reflected in agricultural investment and social

EEA Seventh Annual Conference
EEA Seventh Annual Conference
June 25, 2009 / Events
FAC researchers Amdissa Teshome and John Thompson provided an overview of FAC activities and two keynote presentations at the Ethiopian Economics Association’s (EEA) Seventh Annual Conference that was held in Addis Ababa from 25-27 June 2009.

Farmer First
June 24, 2009 / Conferences
In July 1987, some 50 social and natural scientists of roughly equal numbers met at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) at the University of Sussex, UK, for a workshop on ‘Farmers and Agricultural Research: Complementary Methods', later more generally

Farmer first revisited innovation for agricultural research and development
March 1, 2009 / 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

Toward A Green Revolution in Africa?
Toward A Green Revolution in Africa?
April 30, 2008 / Events
30 April - 2 May 2008 Toward a 'Green Revolution' in Africa?" is an Initiative of the Salzburg Global Seminar, the Institute of Development Studies and the Future Agricultures Consortium. The Initiative, through a series of interconnected events, seeks to:

Is there a future for small farms?
Is there a future for small farms?
December 2, 2005 / Workshops
Achieving pro-poor growth through agriculture: the challenges Friday, 2 December 13.00–14.30, at Overseas Development Institute, 111 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7JD Is there a future for small farms?

Politics, policies and agriculture: the art of the possible in agricultural development
Politics, policies and agriculture: the art of the possible in agricultural development
November 25, 2005 / Workshops
Achieving pro-poor growth through agriculture: the challenges Friday, 25 November 13.00–14.30, at Overseas Development Institute, 111 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7JD Politics, policies and agriculture: the art of the possible in agricultural development

What priorities for improved agricultural technology?
What priorities for improved agricultural technology?
November 11, 2005 / Workshops
Achieving pro-poor growth through agriculture: the challenges Friday, 11 November 13.00–14.30, at Overseas Development Institute, 111 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7JD What priorities for improved agricultural technology?  

Agriculture and the rural non-farm sector: rivals or complements?
Agriculture and the rural non-farm sector: rivals or complements?
November 4, 2005 / Workshops
Achieving pro-poor growth through agriculture: the challenges Friday, 4 November 13.00–14.30, at Overseas Development Institute, 111 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7JD Agriculture and the rural non-farm sector: rivals or complements?

Effective rural institutions: the missing link in market-based agricultural development?
Effective rural institutions: the missing link in market-based agricultural development?
October 28, 2005 / Workshops
Achieving pro-poor growth through agriculture: the challenges Friday, 28 October 13.00–14.30, at Overseas Development Institute, 111 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7JD Effective rural institutions: the missing link in market-based agricultural development? Why has market liberalisation often not resulted in