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Monthly Archives: July 2013

Food-Energy-Water-Climate

Felix Dodds is one of the team leading the development of a Conference in March 2014 on food, energy, water, and climate. This follows the 2012 conference in Germany on the Nexus topics where I spoke on water and agriculture. They are calling for submissions on: climate-water-energy climate-food-energy climate -water-food Go to the Nexus web […]

Responsible Agricultural Investments

The UN Committee on Food Security is working on new principles for Responsible Agricultural Investment. In our role as secretariat for the Internatiional Agri-Food Network, our team co-ordinates the private sector mechanism input into this process. It will be a long and complicated negotiation. This video produced by the UN explains why the process is […]

High Level Political Forum

HLPF replaces CSD In case there aren’t enough acronyms floating around the UN, the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) has been agreed as a means to replace the Commission on Sustainable Development. Negotiations on a new body to discuss sustainable development have been bogged down and have just concluded, a month behind schedule. Many of […]

Manyinga Project Update

The Manyinga Project is pleased to report that over half of the $39,000 budgeted for this year has been raised, and many of the goals that were set are well under way to being achieved. Other great news to report: Education 100% of the children at both schools who sat for the Grade 7 national […]