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Monthly Archives: January 2013

Support the International Year of Pulses

Join us in the call to have the United Nations declare 2016 as “International Year of Pulses”. Celebrate all the great things pulses do: Pulse crops such as lentils, beans, peas, and chickpeas are a critical source of plant-based proteins for people around the globe. The World Food Programme and other food aid initiatives use […]

Canada’s Opportunity

Canada has vast opportunities in the current agricultural market. The MacDonald-Laurier Institute issued a challenge to the government of Canada to reform the regulatory system, change the farm support system to foster productivity, adjust disproportionate support to small operations, and secure market access for Canadian agri-food product. The report “Canadian Agriculture and Food: A Growing […]

High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security

Upcoming Topics of the High Level of Panel Experts on Food Security will be: 2013 Biofuels and food security Constraints to smallholder investments 2014 The role of sustainable fisheries and aquaculture for food security and nutrition; Food losses and waste in the context of sustainable food systems. Call for nominations The High Level Panel of […]

Fresh Take on an Old Debate

It has had lots of media attention, but if you haven’t had a chance to see it, hear Mark Lynas’s remarks regarding modern agriculture. Having looked carefully at the science, global demands, and his own biases, the has reversed his position on GM crops. I particularly note the question about whether he should be against […]

UN Committee on World Food Security

CFS 2013 The work priorities for the CFS have been determined for 2013 and focus on four topics: Policy discussions based on the High Level Panel of Experts’ studies: Constraints on smallholder investment Biofuels Responsible agricultural investment principles (RAI) Protracted Crises – Development of an Agenda for Action on food security and nutrition in countries […]