Stories tagged: SDGs

Agriculture and Food Day to Implement the Sustainable Development Goals


13th July 2017

New York, U.S.A.

Farming First is partnering with the International Agri-Food Network to host “Agriculture and Food Day to Implement the Sustainable Development Goals”, which will be held at the Yale Club in New York City. The event will raise awareness of the critical need for investment in Goal 2 on ending hunger and its interlinkages with the other SDGs under focus during the High Level Political Forum being held at the United Nations in New York the same week.

The day will include a thematically-focused plenary session, a series of roundtable discussions on interlinkages in SDGs, and a dynamic luncheon featuring youth in agriculture.



Sustainable smallholder development


14-15 March 2017

London, UK

A two-day conference on how business can engage with small farmers to ensure supply security and resilience at scale. We will focus on the top priorities across commodities to provide high-level insight and practical, actionable guidance on how business can implement effective programmes that will boost the resilience of smallholders at scale. Read more >>

2017 ECOSOC forum on financing for development


22 – 25 May 2017

New York, US

The 2017 Economic and Social Council forum on financing for development follow-up will convene from 22 to 25 May, on an exceptional basis, without prejudice to General Assembly resolution 68/1 and without setting a precedent for future discussions, and will include the special high-level meeting with the Bretton Woods institutions, the World Trade Organization and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. Read more >>

Sue Carlson: Why Agriculture is Essential to the Success of the SDGs as a Whole


Farming First is at the United Nations today, addressing a session on Financing for Development and the Post-2015 process. The delegation is bringing agriculture’s central role in achieving several of the Sustainable Development Goals to the attention of negotiators, not just those relating to hunger.

Sue Carlson, Chair of the Women’s Committee of the World Farmers’ Organisation has also highlighted concern that access to inputs and extension is not currently featured in the draft outcome statement of the International Conference on Financing Development. Read her statement below. Continue reading

David Donoghue: Why Food Security and Agriculture is at Core of SDG Agenda

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As part of our ongoing series that explores the state of the negotiations on the Sustainable Development Goals, Ray Jordan, CEO of Irish charity Gorta-Self Help Africa sat down with Permanent Representative of Ireland to the United Nations, Ambassador David Donoghue, who is acting as co-facilitator in the negotiations. Continue reading

Guido Schmidt-Traub: Three Challenges to Address to Make the SDGs Work

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In the first installment of Farming First’s new blog series on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Executive Director of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), Guido Schmidt-Traub identifies three main challenges facing the SDGs as we enter the final stretch towards their implementation.

With the issuance of the December Synthesis report by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the recent start of negotiations in the General Assembly we are entering the final stretch towards the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These goals will pick up from the successful Millennium Development Goals that expire of this year to guide international collaboration among governments, business, and civil society towards sustainable development. Well-crafted SDGs will mobilize expert communities around practical solutions and goal-based strategies. Continue reading