Re-published with permission from clarmondial.com February 23, 2016
During the first four years of Clarmondial, most of our work was focused on advising investors, from family offices and fund managers to companies and foundations, on their deal sourcing, due diligence and management. Gradually, and especially from late 2013, we switched our attention to working with project developers and companies.
GFRAS and NUFFIELD are part of the global working group on Talent Development in Agriculture: A call to action. Both organisations participated (as part of the Private Sector Mechanism delegation) at the 42nd session of the World Committee on Food Security (CFS) in Rome, October 2015. During this event, a topic on “Developing the knowledge, skills and talent of youth to further food security and nutrition” was top on the agenda.
In his IFAD Lecture, Dr Mohamed Ibrahim, entrepreneur and founder of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, discusses the role of good governance and the private sector in building Africa’s future and the importance of creating opportunities for young people in agriculture.
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.