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Video: In Conversation with Howard G. Buffett

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“We’ve neglected a lot of agriculture in a lot of parts of the world”, Howard G. Buffett told Farming First TV, at the 2015 Borlaug Dialogue in Iowa. Rural farmers, he believes, can be the solution to food security. Using the example of the United States, and how it invested heavily in its rural areas to become the powerful economy it is today, Mr. Buffett pointed out that the barriers to successful development in many regions lie in poor rural infrastructure. …

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Meet the Prize-Winning Young Agripreneurs at GCARD3!

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This week marks the Third Global Conference on Agricultural Development, jointly organized by the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR) and CGIAR Consortium. To bring youth into the discussion, six young agripreneurs have been awarded a US$5,000 seed fund to facilitate the startup of their agribusiness project, and will be attending the conference in Johannesburg to receive their first induction training and network with agriculture experts from all over the world. For the next year, these agripreneurs will be will mentored by Farming First supporter YPARD (Young Professionals for Agricultural Development) – who will train them on new ways to advocate and network using innovative communication and networking tools. Meet the finalists and follow the discussion using #GCARD3! …

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