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September 2019

Climate Action Summit

September 23
New York City

Climate change is the defining issue of our time and now is the defining moment to do something about it. There is still time to tackle climate change, but it will require an unprecedented effort from all sectors of society. To boost ambition and accelerate actions to implement the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, UN Secretary-General António Guterres will host the 2019 Climate Action Summit on 23 September to meet the climate challenge. The Summit will showcase a leap in…

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Feeding the Future

September 26

From the poorest nations of the world to the poorest areas of the world’s richest countries, there are people who go hungry. In fact, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, there are an estimated 795 million people suffering from chronic undernourishment. Join Economist editors to discuss the opportunities and obstacles to food production, and the ways technology can be used to nourish the world.

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October 2019

Climate-Smart Agriculture Conference (CSA)

October 8 - October 10
Bali, Indonesia

Since the term climate-smart agriculture (CSA) was coined in 2010, the biannual global science conferences on CSA have emerged as the key global forum for scientific exchange to underpin CSA implementation. The conference will build on the lessons from the previous conferences, with the overarching theme, ‘Transforming food systems under a changing climate’, and will be held for the first time in Asia.

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2019 Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium

October 16 - October 18

The 2019 Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium will once again convene an exceptional array of distinguished international leaders, farmers, agribusiness executives, scientists, non-governmental organizations, and development experts to address the most critical issues facing global food security. The theme for the 2019 Symposium, “Pax Agricultura: Peace Through Agriculture,” will address the increasingly intersectional issues of food security, conflict and development. With topics ranging from religion, diplomacy, climate, scientific innovation, and corporate leadership, this year’s Dialogue will serve as an opportunity to…

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November 2019

Inclusive Agribusiness: Linking Farmers to Consumers

November 25 - November 29
Nairobi, Kenya

IFDC and its partners' will be running a training workshop focused on setting up and supporting partnership and business models with significant potential to attract and employ the youth, to engage and empower women, and to improve food and nutrition security, both at the grassroots level and at the consumer end of the value chain.

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The 4th Africa-Wide Agricultural Extension Week 2019

November 25 - November 29
Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire

The African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS) is organizing the 4th Africa-Wide Agricultural Extension Week back to back with the continental Agricultural and Animal Resources Fair (SARA) under the theme “Private Sector and Agricultural Advisory Services: What Synergies for Sustainable Agricultural Development in Africa” from 25th to 29th November 2019 in Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire). The week is in partnership with the West and Central Africa Network of Agricultural and Rural Advisory Services (RESCAR-AOC), the National Agency for Rural Development…

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