The ‘Zero draft’ of the Voluntary Guidelines for Sustainable Soil Management (VGSSM), developed in order to promote sustainable soil management effectively in all regions, is requesting contributions to allow the Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils to better frame the multifaceted needs of all the stakeholders.
Global agriculture coalition Farming First and the CGIAR Consortium of International Agricultural Research Centres have joined forces to highlight the powerful impact that investments in science and innovation can make on global development. A new interactive essay compiled by the partnership demonstrates how these investments can go beyond simply meeting food security needs, but contribute to broader interlinked goals such as natural resource management, improved nutrition and resilient rural livelihoods.
14-15 January 2016. AFAAS, an organisation for strengthening Africa-wide agricultural extension and advisory services, has recently reviewed its 2015-2017 strategy, and has identified knowledge management (KM) as a key focal area. CTA’s expertise in KM will help support AFAAS in its new strategic direction.
Speech by Ms. Robynne Anderson, representating the International AgriFood Network, during Roundtable Discussion 4 of the Hearings of the General Assembly with NGOs, civil society organizations, major groups and the private sector in preparation for the United Nations summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development.