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The International Workshop on Agroforestry will be held on the 15th to 17th June, 2011 in Cottbus, Germany. The occasion marks the 20th anniversary of Brandenburg University of Technology in Cottbus.
Topics that will be adressed during the workshop may include:
USAID is seeking applications from qualified organizations for an Assistance Agreement funding to support a program entitled Graduation with Resilience to Achieve Sustainable Development (GRAD) Program. The overall goal of this program is to support and enhance livelihood options of the chronically food insecure households.
A new report has been released to coincide with the forthcoming international conference on the global land grab to be held at IDS, University of Sussex. The Journal of Peasant Studies (JPS) Forum on global land grabbing, with three leading commentators, debates the sometimes hidden impacts of land deals and sets the scene for wider debates at the upcoming conference.
Just three years after the 2007-08 food crisis, the food security of poor people and vulnerable groups, especially women and children, is under threat as the prices of basic food items skyrocket. Expanding biofuel production, rising oil prices, U.S.
This article argues that greater investments in agriculture and rural development will boost economic growth and reduce poverty in Africa, both of which are critical to achieving the global target of halving poverty and hunger by 2015.
As part of its mandate to promote biodiversity and local skills, the Fondation d'entreprise Hermès is focusing on how the knowledge and expertise involved in local agriculture can help preserve and maintain biodiversity.
Bioversity International is the world’s largest organization undertaking research on agricultural biodiversity, dedicated to addressing global issues related to food security, poverty, climate change, and environmental degradation.
An interesting post from IFAD’s social reporting blog reports on a meeting this month between the Directors General of CIFOR and ICRAF as well as key members of IFAD’s staff. The post includes 2 powerpoint presentations and summaries from several of the meetings participants.
Joint Sumernet-CDKN research call on climate and development to teams of Southeast Asia country researchers studying on two themes: (i) Energy, urbanization & climate compatible development and (ii) Food security & the livelihoods of small-scale farmers.
An international Conference on Climate Change & Social Issues will take place on 13-15 December, 2011. The conference is being organized by Toulouse Business School (France) and Institute of Human Development and Training (IHDT) Sri Lanka , and hosted by Munasinghe Institute for Development (MIND) - Colombo Sri Lanka.