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Ray Jordan: A New Forum for Agricultural Development

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In this guest post, Self Help Africa CEO Ray Jordan explains the mission of a new body, The Irish Forum for International Agricultural Development, which launched last week in Ireland.

It was the Greek philosopher Aristotle who first coined the phrase that the whole was greater than the sum of its parts.

The expression was one that came to mind last week, at the launch of a new forum that aims to use the knowledge and learning of farming in Ireland to help to increase food production and end extreme hunger in poor regions of the world.

The Irish Forum for International Agricultural Development (IFIAD), which was launched in Dublin, brings together government ministries, state bodies, private business, agricultural research academics, farmers groups and others, including the country’s leading development organisations to lend our experience and know-how to the wider global challenge of producing food for the world’s growing population. Continue reading