Stories tagged: Science

BIT’s 3rd Annual World Congress of Agriculture

The 3rd Annual World Congress of Agriculture will take place from 23 – 25 September in Hangzhou, China. The overarching theme of the event will be the key to feeding the world. 

The event will look at food science and nutrition in agriculture, plant biology and plant biotechnology and the role of agriculture in sustainable development.

Follow @farmingfirst for live updates throughout the event and click here for more information.




Day of dialogue on post-2015 agenda at the UNGA 68th Session

As part of the 68th session, the UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service (NGLS) announced a “day of dialogue” between civil society organizations and Member States on 22 September 2013, to be informed by consultations on key reports on the post-2015 development agenda.

The 68th Regular Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 68) will convene at UN Headquarters in New York on Tuesday, 17 – 30 September 2013. The General Debate will open on Tuesday, 24 September 2013.

More information here about this day of dialogue.



Presentation of Outcomes of MY World Survey

The UN will hold an event in September 2013 to share the outcomes of the mobile, online and offline surveys conducted as part of the MY World global consultation.

MY World is a global survey asking you to choose your priorities for a better world. The results will be shared with world leaders in setting the next global development agenda. There is still time to tell about the world you want, because your voice matters.

Click here to participate in the consultation. It takes 60 seconds. Let people know that affordable and nutritious food produced by sustainable means should be a top development priority.





Africa Agriculture Science Week in Ghana

From the 15 – 20 July leading agriculture experts and scientists from around the world will gather in Ghana to discuss solutions for food security in Africa .

The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) is collaborating with the Government of Ghana through the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI) and the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) to organise the 6th Africa Science Week, where enhancing Africa’s capacity for agricultural innovation will be at the forefront of discussions. 

Farming First will be interviewing key attendees at the event for Farming First TV, for more information about the event click here



“Effective Solutions for Agricultural Development through Empowered African Women Scientists”

In the lead up to International Women’s Day, leading African scientists from the AWARD Fellowship programme will brief London MPs  on “Effective Solutions for Agricultural Development through Empowered African Women Scientists”.

The urgency to boost food production in Africa is clear. However, although the majority of those who produce, process, and market Africa’s food are women, only one in four (25%) agricultural researchers is female.  Even fewer, one in seven (14%), hold leadership positions in African agricultural research institutions.

African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) is addressing that gap by building the capacity of African women scientists conducting pro‐poor agricultural research.