Ivar Virgin, SEI's Senior Research Fellow reflects on the “The Role of Agricultural Biotechnologies in Sustainable Food Systems and Nutrition” event held at the FAO Headquarters during 15-17 February, 2016.
On September 25-27, 2015, the United Nations is holding a summit at which the Sustainable Development Goals and their associated targets for the next fifteen years are to be adopted. The Goals are fully integrated and indivisible, but the first three (of 17) have a direct bearing on the central theme addressed in this year’s Africa Agriculture Status Report: Youth in Agriculture.
A group of farmers is reaching out to policy makers in Africa, sharing with them lessons from their journey to attaining food secure households.
In the past scaling-up in agriculture was all about the ways extension could help informing farmers more effectively and about application of the good agricultural practice research.