Monthly Archives: February 2015

Farmer training and study tour increases Jimma zone tomato producers’ skills

Originally posted on LIVES-Ethiopia:
Kelifa is one of the farmers from Jimma who joined the training and study tour to learn about improved vegetable production techniques in Holeta and Meki (photo credit: ILRIGemeda Duguma. Tomato is one of the most…

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Food Crisis Update: Main drivers of price volatility still not addressed

Originally posted on Food Governance:
Here is a copy of Tim Wise and Sophia Murphy’s update to their influential article:  “Resolving the food crisis: The need for decisive action“ You can see it on the  Triple Crisis Blog (which is worth a read if…

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“Land grabs” and Responsible Agricultural Investment in Africa

Originally posted on Food Governance:
Recently, a paper was published that supports land grabbing for food security. The paper suggests that the land in question is  ‘marginally utilised’ and land grabbing will lead to more food being produced. In the article, the…

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Foreign investments in agriculture for food security

Originally posted on Food Governance:
A new FAO report –   Trends and Impacts of Foreign Investment in Developing Country Agriculture – Evidence from case studies – has just been released. The report presents an analysis of the foreign investment in…

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CFS in Rome: The majority of governments remain blind to the challenges of global food security

Originally posted on Food Governance:
La Via Campesina Press Release (Rome October 15th, 2014) The delegation of La Via Campesina, gathered in Rome for the 41st session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), recognizes the CFS as the major…

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Global Strategic Framework for Food Security and Nutrition

Originally posted on Food Governance:
YAY!  ADOPTED! The Global Strategic Framework (available here: GSF 1st Version) has been endorsed by the Committee on World Food Security at its 39th Session. 103.J which is in brackets has been deleted. The Committee: i)…

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Global Strategic Framework for Food Security and Nutrition: Consultation on Draft 2

Originally posted on Food Governance:
I am back in Rome, attending the three day consultation on the second draft of the Global Strategic Framework for Food Security and Nutrition (GSF) for the Committee on World Food Security. I will do my…

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