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Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Manyinga Project

The Manyinga Community Resource Centre Orphan and Vulnerable Schools Project has kicked off its fundraising efforts for 2012, and we hope you will consider making a donation to this very worthwhile project. We saw some great successes with the project in 2011, thanks to the generosity of our donors, and we hope to keep the […]

The Green Economy

The Farming First coalition has produced an excellent

Food Price Volatility

It may seem that commodity prices are down, but countries remain nervous about food price volatility. At the United Nations, they passed a resolution (A/RES/66/188) that will keep food pricing at the top of the agenda. In a process led by the Dominican Republic, there has been good G77 support for a variety of measures […]

The Female Face of Farming

To celebrate International Women’s Day, I am happy to share with the CFS the infographic “The Female Face of Farming” developed by the FAO and the Farming First coalition. We hope this will be a useful tool to further the cause of women farmers. www.farmingfirst.org/women.

Rio+20

The Farmers Major Group statement at the Rio+20 conference highlighted the need for the outcomes of the Rio Conference on Sustainable Development to link the concept of food security more effectively to farming. “On behalf of the Farmers Major Group, we wish to congratulate the member states for having stressed clearly, in the preparatory process, […]

Women’s Day

Ahead of Women’s Day on March 8th, Farming First and FAO have launched a new infographic on the gender gap in agriculture: www.farmingfirst.org/women. They have already received coverage in the Guardian and we hope this will be a useful tool to help spur the discussion on the role of women in sustainable agriculture in the […]