Agricultural Production & Trade

Cash and Voucher transfers in food assistance Programs: Video

Cash transfers, in the context of social protection programs are emerging in many developing countries as a leading initiative in tackling poverty and vulnerability. During the last decade, middle income countries such as Brazil, Mexico and the Republic of South Africa have rapidly expanded their cash transfer schemes.

Basic Income Grant Pilot Project in Namibia: Video

On the 11th September 2012, SIANI, FAO Norden, Sida and Svenska kyrkan held a seminar called "Cash Transfers, resilience and agriculture development".

Cash Transfers, resilience and agriculture development - Comments from Dr. Tom Alberts

Some personal thoughts from SIANI member Dr. Tom Alberts on the seminar, 11 September 2012, organised by the Swedish Church, Sida and SIANI (Swedish International Agricultural Network Initiative)

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Seminar: Cash Transfers, resilience and agriculture development

On the 11th September 2012, SIANI, FAO Norden, Sida and Svenska kyrkan held a seminar called "Cash Transfers, resilience and agriculture development".
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08.09.2012 Agriculture, Food Security and Biodiversity

Today was the main Nature+ Food day at the IUCN Congress.  There was clearly a lot on people's minds as they headed to their various morning sessions.  In summary it came out of discussions that there was a need for the conservation community to engage more directly with agriculture because it is the most significant driver of environmental change.

From motorbike to mobile phone: new extension services for rural farmers through mobile ICT

With 40 million people pushed into poverty since 2010, and a world population predicted to rise to 9 billion by 2050, the demands on already diminishing finite resources are growing. Countries such as Brazil and the U.S.

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06.09.2012 The World Conservation Congress Opens

The IUCN World Conservation Congress is the world’s largest and most important conservation event. Held every four years, it aims to improve how we manage our natural environment for human, social and economic development.

In 2012 it is being held on the island of Jeju, Republic of Korea.

Recognising the African woman farmer article & Interviews with the authors

Boys learning new ideas of masculinity around campfires in rural Africa and “sisterhoods” formed to provide a common voice to women are starting to change attitudes about African women farmers, say the authors of a forthcoming book about gender and agriculture.