Robynne Anderson's Emerging Thoughts on Ag

Monthly Archives: February 2013

Improving Ag Education in India

Agriculture is a knowledge based endeavour and nowhere has benefitted more greatly from new agricultural practices than India. Through use of techniques embodied in the Green Revolution, the country has gone from a food deficit to a net exporter of some grains. At the same time, India stands to benefit from a new generation of […]

Oats Get Big Win

Canadian oats are back on top in the Mexican market. After several years as the second or third source of oats in Mexico, 2012 statistics show that Canada is now the number one supplier. This comes following the purchase of Alberta Oats by Grupo Vida, Latin America’s largest oat processor.

Ag and Health Research

The increasing interest in the links between and agriculture and health has led to the development of several new programs. It includes the Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH), a new Centre established under a five-year £3.5m grant from The Leverhulme Trust to build a new inter-sectoral and interdisciplinary platform for […]

70 Countries Share 30 Seats for SDG Negotiations

The process is now getting underway to organize the work on Sustainable Development Goals among the member states of the UN. An Open Working Group has been established after months of debate about how it would operate. Originally to be formed in September of 2012, it has taken a further six months to even agree […]

Agriculture Faces New Scrutiny in Post 2015 Agenda

The High Level Panel chaired by the leaders of Britain, Indonesia, and Liberia released the communiqué from its most recent meetings in Monrovia, February 1. The Panel has been asked by the UN Secretary General to set recommendations on the new global development agenda. Agriculture is being reframed in these discussions in an interesting way. […]