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Making Agriculture “Cool” for Youth

With an ageing population of farmers, it’s clear that agriculture needs to attract more young people. This is a global challenge: half the farmers in the United States are 55 years or older, while in sub-Saharan Africa, the average age of farmers is around 60 years old.

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E-Discussion on “Forward Thinking for ICT use in Asian Agri-Food Chains”

This e-discussion will focus on what futures may happen for Asian agri-food systems and ICTs through research, innovation, changes in institutions, regulatory frameworks and organizations at international, regional and national levels.

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Climate Change is Real!

Climate Change is Real! says the lyrics of the song which energized participants at the Regional Consultative meeting on the building of the Alliance on Climate Smart Agriculture (ACSA), Hanoi June 8-11, 2014.

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Climate-Smart Agriculture Hits the 21st Century

Despite their differing agendas, there is one irreducible factor that effects the goals of all agricultural stakeholders: the climate. Scientists have been shouting about this one for a long time, but is there a way to get everybody on the same wavelength?

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ICTs for improving Family Farming

The use of ICTs is resulting in complex applications in agriculture to improve productivity, resource use, reduce time and drudgery such as for farm management, forecasting, marketing, logistics and quality assurance. ICTs are increasingly improving access to information, knowledge, skills and technology for farmers and their communities, improving farm productivity and ability to...

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Dialogues on the Future for South & North Mediterranean rural communities

Jointly established by the multi-partner European Movement International and the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the Foundation for South-North Mediterranean Dialogue is a broad-based civil society movement, addressing a range of challenges common to the Mediterranean region

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The Forum in Action

Action plan - Grassroots Foresight Initiative

During the 3rd Foresight Exchange Workshop, held in Montpellier, June 4-5, 2014, representatives...

Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture

Abu Dhabi, 3-5 February 2014   This was the first of a planned series of meetings...

ICTs for improving Family Farming

The use of ICTs is resulting in complex applications in agriculture to improve productivity,...

Making Agriculture “Cool” for Youth

Agriculture has an image problem. Simply put, for the majority of the world’s youth,...

Training of local farmers in Guatemala

A workshop was held in Huehuetenango-Guatemala on 16 June 2014 with the participation of 30...