Blog post of March 2018

  • 03rd April 2018
  • by secretary

Please find hereunder the blog posts related to ARD activities in March 2018. To view the whole blog instead of separate postings click on 
Veuillez trouver ci-dessous les ressources du blog se relatant à la RAD pour le mois de mars 2018. Pour consulter le blog dans son entièreté au lieu de nouvelles distinctes cliquez sur la traduction en français cliquez dans la colonne de droite du blog sur « automatic translation » et choisissez votre langue !
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1.       11th Forum for the Future of Agriculture PAEPARD participation+ videos
27 March 2018. Brussels. This Forum called for action by all stakeholders and society at large to work together in order to deliver real-world solutions for a healthy future through healthy farming practices and healthy food production
27 March 2018. Webinar. Supported by over 20 organizations, Dgroups currently engages over 290 000 people in all countries and territories of the world.
3.       Youth for Growth: Transforming Economies through Agriculture new resource ****+ video
21-22 March 2018. Washington, DC. The Chicago Council on Global Affairs brought together leaders from across public and private sectors at the annual Global Food Security Symposium.
REPORT: Youth for Growth: Transforming Economies through Agriculture, Chicago Council on Global Affairs, March 22, 154 pages)
19 March – 19 April 2018.SALSA Online e-conference. (SALSA: Small Farms, Small Food Businesses and Sustainable Food Security).
19-23 March 2018. Nairobi. Delegates from over 60 countries met with exhibitors from leading companies from every corner of the world, to consolidate or acquire knowledge on the latest trends in plant nutrition, plant protection, irrigation, fertigation, foliar spraying, greenhouse technology, precision agriculture and support systems
6.       Edible insects for food, feed and food security PAEPARD participation
20 March 2018. Brussels. This workshop focused on both the Belgian and the African context
13-14 March 2018, London.
12-15 March 2018. Bujumbura-Burundi
12-14 March 2018. Amsterdam.
12 March 2018. Brussels. DevCo Infopoint.
11.   PAEPARD Management Team Meeting PAEPARD activity
8-9 March 2018. Accra. 15th Management Team Meeting (MTM).
9 March 2018. Agricultural sustainability project reached 20.9 million smallholder farmers across China. The effort, enacted over 10 years, engaged nearly 21 million farmers and increased yield on average more than 10 percent and lowered fertilizer use between 15 and 18 percent.
Related: 4R Plant Nutrient Management in African Agriculture: An extension handbook for fertilizer management in smallholder farming systems
7-9 March 2018. Dakar, Senegal. CTA held an interactive session on how the incubation of women and youth entrepreneurs in agribusiness could be supported through ICT knowledge sharing and peer learning
7 March 2018. Cotonou, Benin.
15.   February PAEPARD blog posts PAEPARD activity
4 March 2018.
The SIF will offer an investment opportunity for donors, DFIs, private sector foundations and investors that have expressed early interest in the concept and are seeking to reach IFAD’s target groups to improve production and productivity significantly.
28 February 2018. Rabobank Foundation, AgriProFocus, Food and the Business Knowledge Platform and ICCO Cooperation published the study ‘Critical Capital for African Agrifood SMEs’. The study evaluates the access of risk capital by agrifood SMEs (small and medium enterprises). SMEs are key for establishing sustainable food systems, while at the same time face difficulties to access capital.
21 February 2018. Webinar.
28 February 2018. This case study targeted women processing soybean into cheeses in Benin and used a video training on soybean processing goods practices.
2 March 2018. Brussels. African Diaspora Projects Initiative 2018 call for projects
21.   Sourcing while respecting biodiversity: the case of food new resource ***+ link to video interviews PAEPARD participation
1st March 2018. Brussels. Mainstreaming of effective biodiversity protection in the agri-food sector is a necessity. Biodiversity is an essential component of a transition towards sustainable food systems, and should be discussed with food companies and stakeholders and supported by Governments and Institutions.
20-21 February 2018. Derio, Bilbao, Spain. Partners in GFAR held a workshop to launch a Collective Action on empowering rural communities as drivers of agricultural innovation, by making farmers real participants in research processes.
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More:  forthcoming ARD conferencesat the bottom of the PAEPARD wiki and PAEPARD blog