3-5th January 2016 Oxford, UK The theme for the 2017 Oxford Farming Conference is Thrive or Survive – apt given the depressed status of many commodity sectors. Yet there are farming businesses that are bucking the trend and prospering. Who are they and how are they doing it? Attend the #OFC17 to find out more and join the debate. Read more >>
Application deadline: 13th January 2017 Main event: 12-15th March 2017 Johannesburg, South Africa Over 50 world-class agribusiness innovators will compete for the tittle of the Most Innovative Agripreneur of the Year at the 3rd Future Agro Challenge (FAC) Global Championships, that will take place in Johannesburg, South Africa, from March 12-15, 2017. Apply now! http://futureagrochallenge.com/the-challenge/apply As the world’s leading competition, FAC mobilises local communities all over the world to discover innovative and fundable ventures in Food, AgTech and Agriculture, addressing national, regional and global challenges from farm to fork. Future Agro Challenge is a featured event of the Global ...
17-20 January 2017 Davos, Switzerland Collaborative efforts in the 20th century yielded the norms, policies and institutions that collectively served as a protective system until today. It is imperative that we again shape such systems through more inclusive development efforts. Enhanced international cooperation and earnest multicultural dialogue are critical to advancing innovations for greater societal impact. The 47th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting therefore aims to rededicate leaders from all walks of life to achieve common goals and drive new ...
25th-27th January 2017 Rome, Italy Potassium plays a vital role for supporting the quality of agricultural products, being intricately involved with many plant processes that determine the quality of the final harvest. When potassium is in short supply, photosynthesis, respiration, sugar translocation, and numerous enzymes are impaired. This conference, hosted by the International Plant Nutrition Institute, will discuss the benefits of a sufficient potassium (K) supply for the production of high-quality crops. Read more >>
7 February 2017 London, UK With a growing demand for sustainable solutions to increasing food production, this seminar will assess progress and priorities as the UK Agricultural Technologies Strategy moves into its fourth year of implementation. Guests include David Wilford, Head of Food and Farming Innovation, Food and Farming Directorate, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and Calum Murray, Programme Leader, Sustainable Agriculture and Food, Innovate UK. Read more >>
15-17 February 2017 Cape Town, South Africa The 8th annual Argus FMB Africa Fertilizer conference will feature more than 450 participants from 55 countries. A cross-section of stakeholders including government leaders, finance providers, NGOs, regional distributors and global producers with gather at the event, organised with the support of the International Fertilizer Association (IFA), IFDC, Africafertilizer.org and AFAP. Read more >>
14-15 March 2017 London, UK A two-day conference on how business can engage with small farmers to ensure supply security and resilience at scale. We will focus on the top priorities across commodities to provide high-level insight and practical, actionable guidance on how business can implement effective programmes that will boost the resilience of smallholders at scale. Read more >>
22-23 March 2017 Washington DC, USA This two-day forum will cover important questions around sustainability and agriculture, taking a practical look at the big issues, from emissions to water, and will go on to look into the potential solutions that companies can explore to sustainably improve efficiencies. Read more >>
8 – 18 May 2017 Bonn, Germany UN talks on implementing the Paris Agreement will take place in Bonn, Germany, including the forty-sixth sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice as well as the third part of the first session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement. Read more >>
22-26 May 2017 Cancún, México The Global Platform is the multi-stakeholder forum for the world’s disaster risk community and brings together Governments, UN system, parliamentarians, mayors, international and intergovernmental organizations, scientific and academic institutions, private businesses, NGOs, community-based organizations, women, children and youth, persons with disabilities, older persons and indigenous peoples, among others. Read more >>
22 – 25 May 2017 New York, US The 2017 Economic and Social Council forum on financing for development follow-up will convene from 22 to 25 May, on an exceptional basis, without prejudice to General Assembly resolution 68/1 and without setting a precedent for future discussions, and will include the special high-level meeting with the Bretton Woods institutions, the World Trade Organization and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. Read more >>
7 – 8 July 2017 Hamburg, Germany Since the global financial crisis, the G20 states have been working to strengthen the resilience of the global financial system and to improve the regulation and supervision of financial market participants, including what is known as the shadow banking system. Germany also wants to use its G20 Presidency to discuss other global problems above and beyond the main issues of economic, financial, climate, trade, employment and development policy. Migration and refugee flows and counter-terrorism are, for example, issues of ...
27 August – 1 September 2017 Stockholm, Sweden World Water Week provides a unique forum for the exchange of views, experiences and practices between the scientific, business, policy and civic communities. It focuses on new thinking and positive action toward water-related challenges and their impact on the world’s environment, health, climate, economic and poverty reduction agendas. Read more >>