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Monthly Archives: December 2012

Post 2015 Consultation Through 11 January 2013

The UN is working feverishly to set the new goals to replace the Millennium Development Goals. The United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (NGLS) is facilitating a civil society consultation which will open for submissions on 29 December 2012. The deadline for submissions is 23:59 GMT on Friday, 11 January. Submissions must be limited to 2500 […]

Tensions Rising?

Hakan Bahceci, Chairman of CICILS, the international pulse sector organisation recently gave a speech in Istanbul on a panel discussing: The Increasing Importance of Water, Food and Agriculture Within Next Ten Years: Would the tension rise with the tides? Here are some of his opening remarks: “We are on this panel today because agriculture has […]

Climate Change and Agriculture

Experts, practitioners, civil society, researchers and others gathered to discuss issues related to food security, climate change and rural development on 3 December at Agriculture Landscapes and Livelihoods Day during the climate change negotiations in Doha. The fifth edition of the event offered a mix of policy discussions, ‘Big Ideas’, and networking opportunities. Discussions early […]

Agriculture, Landscapes and Livelihoods Day – Ideas Marketplace

One of the changes to Agriculture, Landscapes, and Livelihoods day was to hold an ideas marketplace. Nine different organisations brought great ideas on how to tackle the challenges of climate change in agriculture. Numerous methods exist to address the dual goals of adaptation and mitigation. For example, the winning idea was presented by the International […]

Farming First Named “Best Association”

Farming First won “Best Association” at the 2012 European Excellence Awards on December 6 for its “Female Face of Farming” campaign. It is further recognition for the compelling importance of the topic of women in farming as well as a recognition of the quality of the work. Please visit

Agriculture, Landscapes, and Livelihoods Day

It has been a pleasure, in conjunction with Kibo Consulting, to assist the organizing committee for Agriculture, Landscapes, and Livelihoods Day in Doha during the UN climate change negotiations. The event drew hundreds of experts from around the world and was followed by an active on-line community discussing food security and natural resources management. Please […]