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Monthly Archives: September 2014

UN Secretary-General: “Never before have so many leaders gathered to commit to action on climate change”

At the close of the UN Climate Summit 2014, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon declared that the summit “delivered”, and will be the beginning of meaningful climate change action in 2015. The summit was not lacking for the meaningful attendance, as National Leaders from around the world came together to make meaningful commitments on climate change. In […]

Annan – “Malnutrition is a political failure”

Writing in Addis Ababa at the Africa Green Revolution Forum, former UN Secretary General and the former chair of the Alliance for a Green Revolution Kofi Annan stated that the malnutrition issues in Africa are a political issue – a blunt assessment of African leadership. “Malnutrition is a political failure,” he said. “People who live […]

ISF seeks a Communications Manager.

The International Seed Federation for whom Emerging has been pleased to complete several projects, including these infographics: Variety is Life; Agriculture Under Pressure; Smart from the Start; is seeking a communications manager to add to their team in Switzerland. Seed is the foundation of growing every crop so the job is very important. See the […]

IFA Launches New Campaign Promotes Access to Fertilizers for African Farmers

A new campaign by the International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA), the African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) and six other agricultural development partner organizations aims to promote the importance of fertilizer access for African farmers as a means of bridging the current agricultural productivity gap on the continent. The campaign is being launched at the […]

Pro-Science Agenda in Africa

The Heads of State and Government of the African Union nations have adopted the Malabo Declaration on Accelerated African Agricultural Growth and Transformation.  As part of this, Africans will have to use the best science and technologies for agriculture. Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture of the African Union, summarized the key […]