Farming First was pleased to act as media partner to The Economist’s Feeding the World Summit 2015, held in Amsterdam last week. Respected names in agribusiness, policy, international agencies, science and the NGO community – including many Farming First supporter organisations – gathered to debate solutions to the big questions of “Quality vs. quantity: food and nutrition security for nine billion”. Farming First spokespeople Susan Carlson of the World Farmers Organisation and Prem Warrior of Valagro were among the experts invited to share their opinions on stage. Continue reading
12th February 2015
Farming First is proud to partner with The Economist Feeding the World Summit for the fourth consecutive year. This year’s theme will be “Quality vs quantity: Food and nutrition security for 9 billion”.
Respected names from agribusiness, policy, international agencies, science and the NGO community will gather to discuss the measures that need to be taken to achieve food and nutrition security. Continue reading
Farming First is proud to partner with The Economist Feeding the World Summit for the fourth consecutive year. The 2015 event will take place on February the 12th 2015 in Amsterdam and is entitled “Quality vs quantity: Food and nutrition security for 9 billion”.
Respected names from agribusiness, policy, international agencies, science and the NGO community will gather to discuss the measures that need to be taken to achieve food and nutrition security.
The fact that the health of over half the population is threatened by poor nutrition—whether hunger, mineral and vitamin deficiencies, or excessive consumption—shows that healthier diets are badly needed. The toughest question is why a billion people are hungry in a world of ample food production? Continue reading
Farming First is pleased to announce that for the second year running it will be a media partner for The Economist’s Feeding the World summit. This year’s summit is entitled ‘Feeding the World: Accelerating Global Collaboration on Food Security’.
- Date: 30th January 2013
- Location: The Hilton, Amsterdam
- Time: 08:00am – 17:30pm
Farming First members will receive a 20% discount from the standard rate to attend. A 40% discount is also available for NGOs.
This year includes debates around:
- The Planet’s Food Security Crisis
- Smart Partnerships – How to Build Successful Collaborations
- Getting Tough on Food Waste
Industry leaders, Government ministers, donors, aid agencies and representatives of the research community will gather in Amsterdam to explore opportunities to collaborate in delivering improved nutrition and sustainable agricultural markets.
Speakers at the event will include:
- John Parker, Globalisation Editor, The Economist,
- Monty Jones, Executive Director, FARA
- Jørgen Ole Haslestad, President and CEO,YARA
- Siep Hiemstra, President of Africa and Middle East, Heineken
New for this year will be a series of interactive workshops at the event, designed to provide practical solutions to existing problems. Delegates on the day will choose between three workshops on nutrition, finance & risk management and science & technology.
Farming First will be attending the summit and filming interviews with speakers and live tweeting throughout the day. Follow @farmingfirst for updates. You can also watch our Farming First TV highlights video from last year’s summit and read our summary article.
To ensure your place at this critical discussion and enjoy our special rate please register online and use the discount code FF/DC. For NGOs, the discount code is FFN/DC. Read here for the full agenda and list of speakers.