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From Pledges to Progress: G8 Leaders Must Take Action Now

On the eve of the G8 summit, G8 and African leaders met to discuss new commitments on food security and the opportunity and benefits of private sector investment in African agriculture and food sectors. With the likes of President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Presidents of Tanzania and Ghana, Prime Minister of Ethiopia, […]

Feeding Leadership

Tanzania, Ghana and Ethiopia have been leaders on food security and their leadership is paying off with more support. It is great to see a focus on countries that are committed to investing in their agricultural sectors and that agriculture remains at the top of the G8 political agenda. Please see President Obama’s remarks today:

Will Agriculture Make it in Rio+20?

UN negotiations are always complex, but Rio+20 has an unusually complicated agenda. Sustainable development by its nature is broad, combining social, economic, and environmental dimensions. The negotiating text covers the concept of the Green Economy, which is by no means an accepted term, and has met with strong G77 criticism for its lack of focus […]

Closing the Gap

It was very disappointing that the Commission on Status of Women failed to deliver an outcomes document on rural women. Female farmers could feed another 150 million people if the gap was closed in access to productive resources. It is put simply by FAO in this video: http://www.fao.org/sofa/gender/en.

Next Committee on Food
Security Meeting

October 15-20, 2012 | Rome, Italy Call for Private Sector Delegates The International Agri-Food Network is looking for high level representatives of the private sector (including farmers) who can participate in the Committee on World Food Security meeting. In particular, nominations are needed for private sector experts in the areas of: Responsible agricultural investment Global […]

International Year of Family Farming

Get ready to celebrate the family farm! 2014 will be the International Year of Family Farming. It is a great chance to leverage national, international, farmer, and corporate events to mark the importance of the family farm to global food security. Start thinking about your plans and I welcome any contacts with ideas about planned […]

The Manyinga Project

The Manyinga Community Resource Centre Orphan and Vulnerable Schools Project has kicked off its fundraising efforts for 2012, and we hope you will consider making a donation to this very worthwhile project. We saw some great successes with the project in 2011, thanks to the generosity of our donors, and we hope to keep the […]

The Green Economy

The Farming First coalition has produced an excellent

Food Price Volatility

It may seem that commodity prices are down, but countries remain nervous about food price volatility. At the United Nations, they passed a resolution (A/RES/66/188) that will keep food pricing at the top of the agenda. In a process led by the Dominican Republic, there has been good G77 support for a variety of measures […]

The Female Face of Farming

To celebrate International Women’s Day, I am happy to share with the CFS the infographic “The Female Face of Farming” developed by the FAO and the Farming First coalition. We hope this will be a useful tool to further the cause of women farmers. www.farmingfirst.org/women.