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October 2022

CFS 50

October 10 - October 13

In addition to endorsing to key policy product on gender equality and youth engagement in agriculture, the 50th Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) will discuss the 2022 State of Food Security and Nutrition report, review the work of CFS and its HLPE toward 2030, and kickstart the workstream on data collection and analysis for food security and nutrition.

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Global Fertilizer Day

October 13

Global Fertilizer Day is celebrated globally on 13 October to commemorate the Haber-Bosch patent on synthesis of ammonia from air in 1908 which laid the foundation of the modern fertilizers industry.

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International Day of Rural Women

October 15

Achieving gender equality and empowering women is not only the right thing to do but is a critical ingredient in the fight against extreme poverty, hunger and malnutrition. On average, women make up more than 40 per cent of the agricultural labour force in developing countries, ranging from 20 per cent in Latin America to 50 per cent or more in parts of Africa and Asia. Yet they face significant discrimination when it comes to land and livestock ownership, equal…

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World Health Summit 2022

October 16 - October 18

The World Health Summit (WHS) and the World Health Organization (WHO) join forces to organize the 2022 edition of one of the world's leading international, inclusive and inter-sectoral global health conference. The aim of the joint World Health Summit 2022 is to create synergies and combine forces for global health development by engaging all relevant global health leaders and stakeholders from all sectors in all regions of the world. WHS 2022 aims to strengthen exchange, stimulate innovative solutions to health…

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World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue

October 18 - October 20

THE NORMAN E. BORLAUG INTERNATIONAL Dialogue, known informally as the "Borlaug Dialogue," each year brings together over 2,000 people from more than 65 countries to address cutting-edge issues related to global food security and nutrition. The three-day conference convenes a wide array of scientific experts, policy leaders, business executives and farmers and has been called "the premier conference in the world on global agriculture." Through the Borlaug Dialogue, the World Food Prize Foundation helps build alliances in the struggle against…

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November 2022

UN Climate Change Conference – COP27

November 7 - November 18

The 27th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 27) to the UNFCCC will take place in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. COP 27 was originally expected to take place from 8-20 November 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, COP 26 was rescheduled from November 2020 to November 2021. As a result, COP 27 will take place from 7-18 November 2022.

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