Winning Innovators Pitch Pulse Products at IFT2016

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Innovators from all over the world won the chance to present their unique pulse-based products at the Institute of Food Technologists Expo in Chicago this week. The Global Pulse Confederation, a Farming First supporter via the International Agri-Food Network designed the “LovePulses Produce Showcase” competition to discover a new wave of pulse products for the market, in celebration of the International Year of Pulses.  …

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Biofortification Pioneers Win World Food Prize 2016

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Drs. Maria Andrade, Robert Mwanga, Jan Low and Howarth Bouis have been announced as the 2016 winners of the World Food Prize, the most prominent global award for individuals whose breakthrough achievements alleviate hunger and promote global food security. The $250,000 prize rewards their work in countering world hunger and malnutrition through biofortification, the process of breeding critical vitamins and micronutrients into staple crops. …

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GACSA Forum: Making Agriculture “Climate-Smarter”


Last week, Farming First attended the Annual Forum of the Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture (GACSA) in order to launch our latest animated video and series of case studies on climate-smart agriculture (CSA). Our video was featured as part of the opening session of the conference, which was held at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation in Rome. …

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Farming First & CGIAR Host Side Event at EU Development Days


The 10th EU Development Days took place in Brussels this week, following the theme of “Sustainable Development Goals in Action: Our World, Our Dignity, Our Future“. The major event, which attracted over 42,000 participants from all over the world, was opened by the UN Secretary, Ban Ki Moon, President of The World Bank Group Jim Yong Kim, and Heads of State from eight countries. …

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WFO General Assembly Takes Place in Zambia


Farming First was on the ground in Zambia last week, attending the World Farmers’ Organisation General Assembly in Livingstone, opened by the President of Zambia, H.E Edgar Changwa Lungu. Under the theme of “Partnership for Growth”, leading farmer groups, representatives of United Nations bodies, government officials and the private sector came together to debate the future of agriculture and sustainable development. …

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