In the next 20 years, agriculture will face energy challenges. These challenges will shape the development of agriculture in one way or another.
A study by the Ministry of Agriculture of France, entitled "Agriculture Energy 2030" has presented four possible scenarios related to energy that could occur in 2030. The study estimates the impact of each scenario on agriculture and livestock. (Agrodigital)
The meeting was held on September 27-28,2010 in Gyeongju, Korea.
Our friends from AsiaDHRRA, sent us this report hopping to find this useful in our engagements on food and agri issues.
Worldwatch Institute released its report State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet.This report draws from hundreds of case studies and first-person examples to offer solutions to reducing hunger and poverty.
Interview to Esther Penunia, AFA’s Secretary General. AFA, Asian Farmers Association is formal member of World Rural Forum and is involved in the International Year of Family Farming Campaign.
During the interview among others, Esther talks about the need to refocus efforts and investments in agriculture towards sustainable, integrated, diversified agriculture done and managed by organized groups of small scale women and men farmers, fishers, indigenous peoples in order to achieve food security and poverty reduction in the world.
Recent bouts of extreme price volatility in global agricultural markets portend rising and more frequent threats to world food security. To reduce countries’ vulnerability, this Policy Brief argues that authorities should improve market functioning and equip countries to better cope with the adverse effects of extreme volatility.
Concentration in the agrifood sector has been increasing over the past few years, with sometimes tragic consequences for small-scale farmers and agricultural workers. In this new briefing note, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food explores how the creation and abuse of dominant buyer power by global agribusiness firms can be addressed in competition law, and how developed and developing States can work together in this way.
Rural Poverty Report 2011: New realities, new challenges: new opportunities for tomorrow's generation.
Last November the 22nd, CONVEAGRO, National Convention of the Peruvian Agriculture, WRF’s official member, renovated its Board of Directors.
As a result of the election, Lucila Quintana, coffee producer and member of the National Coffee Board, was elected President. This new Board of Director has a mandate for the next two years.