- Points of view
Points of view
Delegates at the 3rd International Conference on Neglected and Underutilised Species (NUS) offer their views on policy and development priorities for improved use of NUS, how to convince policymakers of their importance, and ways to promote multi-disciplinary research.
Date published: November 2013
How can innovation platforms for technology adoption be effective in getting new agricultural technologies to a large number of farmers? Participants at the FARA Africa Agriculture Science Week in Accra, Ghana, give their views.
Date published: September 2013
Participants at the Future Agricultures Consortium's Political Economy of Agricultural Policy in Africa conference discuss the factors that influence governments and others to support investment in agricultural development in Africa.
Date published: May 2013
Crop and nutrition experts at The Economist's 'Feeding the World' conference in Amsterdam, January 2013, discuss strategies for overcoming malnutrition, including biofortification, education and empowerment of girls and women, and shifting policy and research focus towards minor and local crops.
Date published: March 2013
What direction should agricultural research be taking in order to best contribute to poverty and hunger reduction? And how can the impact of that research be maximised? These were some of the issues that came under discussion at GCARD2.
Date published: January 2013
Smallscale livestock keeping may not be delivering the expect benefits in poverty alleviation. Participants at the Livestock Futures conference share their views about the importance of the sector and how to achieve a sustainable future for smallscale livestock keepers.
Date published: November 2012
To support wetland communities in optimising both the protection and productivity of their environment, the CGIAR has launched the Aquatic Agricultural Systems research programme. At the first workshop in Mongu, western Zambia, participants shared their ideas on the challenges facing wetland livelihoods, and ways towards a productive and sustainable future.
Date published: September 2012
Delegates at the Rio+20 Earth Summit discuss the notion of the green economy, and the role of agriculture in achieving it. They review progress made in sustainable agricultural development since Rio '92 and describe the challenges and opportunities for the future.
Date published: July 2012
Agriculture is too often seen as an 'employment of last resort', avoided by young people. Yet millions of youth remain unemployed and governments appear incapable or unwilling to formulate policies that could provide young people with employment in the fast-changing agrifood sector. But what could make agriculture attractive to young job-seekers?
Date published: May 2012
In February 2012, the Economist Group held an inaugural Feeding the World summit in Geneva. One focus was the role of the private sector in building and strengthening the entire food production chain from field to fork, including support for the world's smallholder farmers. Participants were also invited to share their views with New Agriculturist.
Date published: March 2012
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