Along with the release of the sixth annual Global Agricultural Productivity Report (GAP Report), Global Harvest Inititiative invited experts in agriculture, conservation, food security, and nutrition to contribute to a special Harvest 2050 blog series. The series will run from October to December 2015.
Dr. David Nabarro will serve as the UN Secretary general's Special Adviser on the 2030 Agenda. He is well known for his work on a number of challenges, including food security and the emergency Ebola response.
1 December, Paris - Google Maps and FAO have agreed to work closely together to make geospatial tracking and mapping products more accessible, providing a high-technology assist to countries tackling climate change and much greater capacity to experts developing forest and land-use policies.
Between September 20th, 2015 and September 28th, 2015 I, along with a group of farmers from all over Africa, had the opportunity to participate in an educational tour throughout India. It was planned by the East African Farmers Federation (EAFF) and supported by the FAO. We were guided by the Development Research Foundation through the beautiful states of Gujarat, Surat, and Punjab. During this tour we had the chance to witness a plethora of agricultural activities and were able to interact with Indian farmers. In the last sixty years, India has increased its food production by a striking 400%. In order to achieve this incredible growth, the country has had to make important changes to its agricultural production systems. With my colleagues from East Africa, it was our hope that we could learn what works in India, and hopefully, apply to other markets. On this trip, I found there were three important things I learned.