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Press Release: Nourish the Planet
13 April 2011


21 April 2011 - Southern Africa Launch of State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet

When:
21 April 2011; 09h00 - 10h30

Where:
Agricultural Research Council Institute for Agricultural Engineering, Weavind Park, Pretoria

Contact:
Thembi Ndema
+27 12 804 2966 / 804 3186 (Tel)
+27 12 804 0600 (Fax)
+27 82 799 7382 (Mobile)


RSVP by: 18 April 2011

Background of Project:
State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet is the culmination of the findings of Worldwatch's Nourishing the Planet project gathered during a 15-month innovations tour of 25 countries across sub-Saharan Africa, with visits to 250 projects in the field, and pooling 60 of the world's leading experts on agriculture.

The book assesses the state of agricultural innovations from cropping methods to irrigation technology to agricultural policy with an emphasis on sustainability, diversity and ecosystem health in the hope of guiding governments, foundations, and concerned citizens in their efforts to eradicate hunger and poverty. The FANRPAN Women Accessing Realigned Markets (WARM) project is one of over 30 projects profiled in the book.

The Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) Regional Secretariat and the Worldwatch Institute Nourishing the Planet team have the pleasure of inviting you to the Launch of State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet, to be held at the Agricultural Research Council Institute for Agricultural Engineering, in Silverton Pretoria, on April 21, 2011 from 09:00am 10:30am.

The guest speaker of the launch will be Ms Danielle Nierenberg, the co-Project Director of Nourishing the Planet from the Worldwatch Institute who will share with us innovations that stood out for her during the 15 month tour.

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