Robynne Anderson's Emerging Thoughts on Ag

Monthly Archives: May 2012

Female Face of Farming

Back in March, http://www.farmingfirst.org/women/ to learn more. It is tweetable and embeddable.

Rio+20

My thoughts on the state of the negotiations concerning agriculture at the UN Conference of Sustainable Development were picked up at AlertNet, the Thomson Reuters Foundation news service: http://allafrica.com/stories/201205241079.html

From Pledges to Progress: G8 Leaders Must Take Action Now

On the eve of the G8 summit, G8 and African leaders met to discuss new commitments on food security and the opportunity and benefits of private sector investment in African agriculture and food sectors. With the likes of President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Presidents of Tanzania and Ghana, Prime Minister of Ethiopia, […]

Feeding Leadership

Tanzania, Ghana and Ethiopia have been leaders on food security and their leadership is paying off with more support. It is great to see a focus on countries that are committed to investing in their agricultural sectors and that agriculture remains at the top of the G8 political agenda. Please see President Obama’s remarks today:

Will Agriculture Make it in Rio+20?

UN negotiations are always complex, but Rio+20 has an unusually complicated agenda. Sustainable development by its nature is broad, combining social, economic, and environmental dimensions. The negotiating text covers the concept of the Green Economy, which is by no means an accepted term, and has met with strong G77 criticism for its lack of focus […]