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Cotton expert Karim Hussein

Cotton expert Karim Hussein

Cotton expert Karim Hussein shares his thoughts on the International Year of Natural Fibres and highlights issues that will be familiar to natural fibre producers around the world.

Date published: March 2009

Boitshepo Bibi Giyose, NEPAD

Boitshepo Bibi Giyose, NEPAD

Boitshepo Bibi Giyose, Food and Nutrition Security Advisor for NEPAD, condemns the hypocrisy that has allowed hunger to persist, despite numerous conferences, agreements and pledges. Addressing hunger not only empowers individuals, but is the basis for economic development.

Date published: January 2009

Sheila Sisulu, World Food Programme

Sheila Sisulu, World Food Programme

Sheila Sisulu, deputy executive director at the World Food Programme, discusses the implications of the food, fuel and finance crises on emergency food aid and the need for innovative approaches to tackling hunger.

Date published: November 2008

Bakary Kante of UNEP

Bakary Kante of UNEP

Bakary Kante of UNEP gives his viewpoint on common resources, which as the backbone of sustainability need to be protected and shared at a global level for the benefit of all citizens.

Date published: September 2008

Ernest Abloh of Blue Skies Holdings

Ernest Abloh of Blue Skies Holdings

Chief agronomist Ernest Abloh of Blue Skies Holdings gives his personal viewpoint on how to run a successful business, which relies on air freight while upholding ethical principles and contributing to long-term development.

Date published: July 2008

Babagana Ahmadu of the African Union Commission

Babagana Ahmadu of the African Union Commission

Babagana shares his thoughts on how Africa's smallscale livestock producers can capitalise on the global food price hikes and ways to improve animal health and trade on the continent.

Date published: May 2008

Mahlati Moyo of the Mongu District Farmers' Association, Zambia

Mahlati Moyo of the Mongu District Farmers' Association, Zambia

Mahlati Moyo, of the Mongu District Farmers' Association, shares his views on how smallscale farmers can - and should - influence agricultural policy.

Date published: March 2008

Jim Godfrey - chair of CIP

Jim Godfrey - chair of CIP

Jim Godfrey of the CGIAR and International Potato Center shares his passion for potatoes and his hopes for 2008, designated the International Year of the Potato.

Date published: January 2008

Megan Rowling, journalist for Reuters AlertNet.

Megan Rowling, journalist for Reuters AlertNet.

Megan Rowling reflects on the challenging responsibility of reporting beyond the headlines during environmental crises - particularly in developing countries.

Date published: November 2007

Zyta Soomar managing member of Longmore Flower Estates, Thornhill, South Africa

Zyta Soomar managing member of Longmore Flower Estates, Thornhill, South Africa

Resilient and focused, Zyta Soomar, of Longmore Flower Estates in South Africa, shares her experience of taking over a failed state-run flower company and turning it into a profitable enterprise.

Date published: September 2007

 

 

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