The World Rural Forum was visited by Edgardo Spertino and Nora Heinzmann, representatives of the Argentinean Agrarian Federation - FAA. Edgardo Spertino is FAA’s councillor at the Regional Council of Córdoba of National Institute for Agricultural Technology (INTA) and Nora Heinzmann, and belongs also to the FAA, is official of INTA’s Pro-Huerta Program.
AsiaDHRRA is currently finalizing the program evaluation of the Linking Small Farmers to Market program conducted by external consultants Dr. Nerlie Manalili and Mr. Jing Pacturan.
Meeting of experts to prepare for the Informal Meeting of Agriculture Ministers, which will take place from 30 May to 1June in Merida, and which will focus on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) after 2013.
Interesting reading on female farmers and gender issues
By Agnes R. Quisumbing and Lauren Pandolfelli
IN World Development, vol. 38, no. 4, April 2010.
Source: AsiaDHRRA website
At the XIIIth World Congress of IAALD held in Montpellier, the new website of the global initiative on Coherence in Information for Agricultural Research for Development (CIARD) was launched by the principal partners.
Yesterday, COPA-COGECA presented their first position paper on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) after 2013 at a European Parliament, emphasising the vital economic role EU farmers play in producing food for 500 million consumers in Europe.
Yesterday FAO launched a major online petition calling on people to get angry at the fact that around a billion people suffer from hunger.
The negotiations for the establishment of an Association Agreement between Central America and the European Union have been suspended.
European agricultural income in the EU 27 has fallen by 11.6% over the previous year.
By sector, agriculture has experienced a greater decline in prices (-12.8%) than cattle (-8.3%).