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Closing the gender digital divide, opening opportunities for women in agriculture

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are promoted as an equaliser of opportunities – but this is not always the case for women. Several African initiatives are demonstrating the critical contribution that information and knowledge can…

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Climate-smart community seed banks conserve and share essential farm biodiversity resources

Community seed banks offer a sustainable way to improve access to high-value seeds, creating viable community-based businesses and maintaining biodiversity. In addition, community seed banks contribute to farmer adaptation. They also indirectly enhan…

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Apr 2

Food and agriculture in times of crisis

On the occasion of the Launch of the Global Report on Food Crises 2019, the European Commission – on behalf of the Global Network against Food Crises – hosts a high-level event on 2-3 April on “Food and agriculture in times of crisis”. It aims to mobilise co-ordinat…
Location:
Mont des Arts, 1000, Bruxelles, Bruxelles, Belgium

Nov 21

FAO International Symposium on Agricultural Innovation: Unlocking the potential of agricultural innovation to achieve the SDGs

The world is facing unprecedented global challenges that affect the sustainability of food and agriculture systems, and thus the livelihoods of millions of family farmers worldwide. These challenges pose serious threats to achieving the right to adequate food and the fundamental right of everyone to be free from hunger. More food will be needed to feed a growing population and, in order t…
Location:
Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

Aug 1

Building capacity for institutionalising food safety tracking in African Union member states

Through the Malabo Declaration in June 2014, African heads of state and governments made a commitment to accelerated agricultural growth and transformation, for shared prosperity and improved livelihoods. African leaders committed their countries to the mutual accountability of results and actions, within a biennial review process which involves tracking, monitoring and reporting on the progres…


Sep 12

AMCOMET Africa Hydromet Forum 2017

The inaugural AMCOMET Africa Hydromet Forum will bring together representatives from governments, public and private sectors, regional entities, development agencies and civil society to provide strategic insight to improve hydrological, meteorological and early-warning services to achieve climate an…
Location:
Roosevelt St, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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