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FANRPAN in partnership with GACSA to convene a National CSA-PHLM Policy Dialogue in Malawi

29 April 2016

The Food Agriculture, Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN), will be convening the National Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) - Postharvest Loss Management (PHLM) Policy Dialogue on the 29th of April in Lilongwe, Malawi. This dialogue will be convened on the backdrop that one of the greatest global challenges, going into the future, is how to sustainably ensure food security for a growing population under a changing climate ...

GCARD3 (2015-2016): No One Left Behind: Agri-food Innovation and Research for a Sustainable World, 5-8 April 2016, Johannesburg South Africa

05 April 2016 - 08 April 2016

GCARD3 (2015-2016): No One Left Behind: Agri-food Innovation and Research for a Sustainable World, 5-8 April 2016, Johannesburg South Africa
On Tuesday 5th April 2016, Dr Lindiwe Majele Sibanda delivered the Keynote address at the official opening of the GCARD3 in Johannesburg South Africa. FANRPAN's participation in the GCRAD 3 continued with Dr Sibanda chairing a session on the Agricultural Research Council (ARC) Day in Pretoria. Over 500 delegates attended the ...

Justice for Women Lecture - Dr Lindiwe Majele Sibanda

29 March 2016

The 2016 Justice for Women Lecture was presented by Dr Lindiwe Majele Sibanda on March 24 at the Abomson Community Education Centre. Dr Sibanda discussed, Overcoming Food Insecurity Ideas & Inspiration from Zimbabwe to Maine. Dr Sibanda presented a lecture on the First 1000 Days focussing on ATONU. She delivered the fifth annual Justice for Women Lecture, presented by Maine Law at the Abramson Community Education Center in Portland, to a sold-out crowd....

The Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) National Policy Dialogue convened in Tanzania

29 March 2016

The Food Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) Tanzania node hosted by the Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF) convened a Multi-Stakeholder Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) National Policy Dialogue in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on the 29 March 2016
In August 2015, FANRPAN in partnership with the Global Alliance on Climate Smart Agriculture (GACSA), conducted a...


25 April 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 21, 2016) - Ahead of the United Nations General Assembly High-level Thematic Debate on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement signing ceremony, the Champions 12.3 coalition announced six new international leaders joining its effort to inspire ambition and mobilize action to reduce global food loss and waste...

Vacancy Announcement - Agriculture Global Sector Coordinator -- Food and Nutrition Security

25 April 2016

Agriculture Global Sector Coordinator -- Food and Nutrition Security
SNV's work in the Agriculture sector focuses on the world's 500 million smallholder farmers, particularly women and youth, who produce 70% of global food supply. SNV offers a suite of innovative solutions for smallholders, addressing systemic challenges in four themes: Sustainable Markets, Food & Nutrition Security, Climate Smart Agriculture and Women and Youth in ...

Living Land - Episode 13: Alternative sources of Nutrition

20 April 2016

Agricultural experts around the world believe that growing insects for food can be a safe and effective solution to food shortages. The growing demand for food means farmers will have to increase their yields as well as look for alternative sources of nutrition. Dr Yusuf Abdullah, an entomology researcher at the University of Pretoria, explained that a huge variety of insects are relatively easy to grow and are highly nutritious as well. Using insects as part of the diet could replace some of the required space currently used for livestock ...

Living land - Episode 5: Rainwater management in the Limpopo River Basin

20 April 2016

In this episode Living Land investigates rainwater management in the Limpopo River Basin as a means to mitigate some of the vagaries of dry weather, which is exacerbated by climate change. About 14 million people live in the Limpopo River basin, and many depend on rain-fed agriculture for their livelihoods. However, the basin's climate is highly variable, making farming difficult. We visited the Limpopo provincial Department of Agriculture in Polokwane as well as various smallholder farms to find ...


04 April 2016

FANRPAN invites eligible Consulting Firms to indicate their interest to review and update its Administration &, Finance, procurement systems and procedures. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (detailed company profile, description of similar assignments, experience with similar organizations in similar environments and conditions, evidence and familiarity with international organizations, managerial and technical capability of the firms principals and directors, etc. Qualification and experience of staff that may be proposed by the consulting firms expressing interest as those who will actually carry out the assignment will not be considered at this stage of the selection process) ...

What can agriculture do for nutrition?

01 April 2016

The Agriculture to Nutrition (ATONU) project seeks to answer this question. Managing Director Mr Simbarashe Sibanda explains how the project aims at bringing together various actors in agriculture, nutrition and health - which stand at the nexus of successful agriculture-nutrition interventions.

This question almost sounds paradoxical. So why ask? The challenge of malnutrition is inter-generational, but there are possibilities for us to address the problem. Malnutrition has been identified as one of the "wicked" problems of our generation, which can only be addressed through a multi-sectoral approach. Addressing this problem underpins Africa's socio-economic growth, ensuring that our people remain a vital resource for development ...

International Conference on Agribusiness AFMA conference 2016

20 November 2016 - 24 November 2016

The Faculty of Agriculture, University of Mauritius will be hosting an International Conference on Agribusiness in collaboration with the AFMA (Africa Farm Management Association) from 20th-24th November 2016 under the main theme"Sustainable Agricultural Development: Innovation Systems Approach for Agricultural Transformation in Africa" and sub themes (not exhaustive) as follows: ...

GCARD3 2015 | 2016, Global conference on agricultural research for development

05 April 2016 - 08 April 2016

The Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD) was created to promote effective, targeted investment and build partnership, capacities and mutual accountabilities at all levels of the agricultural system to meet the needs of resource-poor farmers and their communities. The GCARD process helps refine regional and global agricultural research priorities, as identified by different stakeholder groups and representatives. ...

Global Food Security Symposium 2016

26 April 2016

Two-thirds of the world's population - 6.3 billion people - will live in urban areas by 2050, creating a staggering demand for nutritious, safe, and sustainable food. The global food system must transform to meet this demand. With this challenge, however, comes great opportunity to integrate the world's small-scale farmers with burgeoning urban markets ...

Angola Angola
Botswana Benin
Botswana Botswana
Democratic Republic of the Congo DRC
Ethiopia Ethiopia
Ethiopia Ghana
Kenya Kenya
Lesotho Lesotho
Mozambique Madagascar
Malawi Malawi
Mauritius Mauritius
Mozambique Mozambique
Namibia Namibia
Namibia Nigeria
South Africa South Africa
Swaziland Swaziland
Tanzania Tanzania
Uganda Uganda
Zambia Zambia
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
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