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Partners agree on the action plan and governance of the G20 Tropical Agriculture Platform
Sep 2013 - On 4 and 5 September 2013, the partners of the Tropical Agriculture Platform (TAP) met at the inception workshop held at the headquarters of the Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences (CATAS) in Haikou, Hainan Province of the People’s Republic of China with support of the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture. TAP ...read more
FAO’s Research and Extension Branch promotes debate on the publication ”Experiences and Participatory process approaches to innovation in Agriculture: the case of PBA corporation in Colombia”.
Aug 2013 - Publication's Summary: In Colombia, the Foundation for the Sustainable and Participatory Development of Small Rural Producers (Corporación PBA) has developed a strategy for Participatory Rural Innovation (IRP), which prioritizes the development and promotion of farmers’ abilities and skills by using their own knowledge as the basis for this activity. It ...read more
FIRST MEETING OF FAO AND CGIAR CONSORTIUM TO IMPLEMENT ITS NEW STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP
Jul 2013 - FAO and CGIAR programme leaders met in Rome, to exchange new developments of their strategic objectives in both organizations and identify areas for strategic collaboration aimed at boosting the impact of their research and development activities. This is the first meeting following the signature of the Memorandum of Understanding in February this year. The CGIAR ...read more
FAO will co-sponsor the 4th Global Forum of Leaders for Agricultural Science and Technology (GlAST-2013)
Apr 2013 - The 4th Global Forum of Leaders for Agricultural Science and Technology (GlAST-2013) and the celebration of 30th Anniversary of China-CGIAR Collaboration will be held on June 5-6, 2013 in Beijing, China. The Global Forum of Leaders for Agricultural Science and Technology (GLAST) was initiated by Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences ...read more
GENOMICS IN AGRICULTURE - FAO E-MAIL CONFERENCE
Mar 2013 - The FAO e-mail conference on the "Impacts of genomics and other 'omics' for the crop, forestry, livestock, fishery and agro-industry sectors in developing countries" took place from 4 to 24 March 2013. Advances in genomics, the study of all the genetic material (i.e. the genome) of an organism, have been ...read more
FAO AND GRAMEEN FOUNDATION INFORM FARMERS USING SMARTPHONES
Mar 2013 - FAO and the Grameen Foundation teamed up to help farmers in Uganda. Specially programmed smart phones have been distributed among rural villages across 35 districts of the country, with the goal of providing farmers access to relevant, timely information on agricultural technologies and practices for smallholders.FAO, through its TECA (Technologies ...read more
OEKR AT TCI INVESTMENT DAYS
Dec 2012 - December 2012. FAO Investment Centre conducted its annual investment days event on December 17. A team of the FAO Research and Extension Branch participated in this event and presented some of their activities during plenary and parallel sessions. As well, OEKR hosted a side event based on “Realizing the potential ...read more
GMOs in the pipeline – FAO e-mail conference
Nov 2012 - November 2012. The FAO e-mail conference on "GMOs in the pipeline: Looking to the next five years in the crop, forestry, livestock, aquaculture and agro-industry sectors in developing countries" took place from 5 November to 2 December 2012. The 11-page summary document is now available, entitled “An FAO e-mail conference ...read more
Market-oriented Agricultural Advisory Services Workshop, 22-24 October 2012 in Dakar, Senegal
Oct 2012 - In collaboration with ‘the initiative prospective agricole et et rurale’ (IPAR) located in Dakar, Senegal, FAO is organizing a consultation workshop on Market-oriented Agricultural Advisory services (MOAAS) from 22 to 24 October 2012 in Dakar, Senegal which will involve farmer organizations, government representatives with a focus on MOAAS. Agricultural extension nowadays, ...read more
Oct 2012 - In this Episode of Hungry Planet - a FAO, IFAD and WFP production - three reports on agricultural cooperatives are presented from Guatemala, Afghanistan and Southern Niger. Particularly in Niger’s project (starting from 7.05 min), for which OEKR is Leader Technical Unit, agricultural cooperatives gain access to better seeds and better ...read more
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