"Devising long-lasting solutions will require deep, “structural transformations” in the agriculture sector. In developing countries, the agricultural sector must adapt new technologies and business models to increase job opportunities, overcome resource constraints, enable greater market participation, and reduce ine-qualities, particularly for women. Agriculture in developed countries must address unhealthy diets, food waste, biofuel production, and how their policies impact low- and middle-income countries. These countries must take the lead in implementing higher standards for productivity, resource efficiency, food safety, and environmental impacts." 

-- UN Thematic Group on Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems, 2015


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  2. Today, consumers are charged more for organic food than for conventionally produced food. But given the latter’s ecological footprint, this ought to be the other way round, our author of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation maintains. To make this happen, he calls for public policies...
  3. Foodsource is an open and expanding resource for information on sustainable food systems, led by theFood Climate Research Network (FCRN)at the University of Oxford, and funded by the Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation. Its open-sourced resources are developed in collaboration with our partners...
  4. The Food Climate Research Network conducts, synthesises, and communicates research at the intersection of food, climate, and broader sustainability issues. Based at the University of Oxford, we work to inform and connect stakeholders with a common interest in understanding and building...
  5. 2018-08-09 Session: A best practice to improve nutrition in drylands is to focus on what is working, what is right, what gifts, methods and resources exist that have in the past worked in favor of good nutrition for humans and also for livestock in these dry areas. Focusing on people’s assets instead of...
  6. 2018-07-05 This Agricultural Transformation video is a teaching resource within USAID's Food Security and Agriculture Core Course, which incorportates USAID's focus for food security and agriculture development under the Global Food Security Strategy and expanding work in nutrition and resilience.
  7. 2018-07-26 Feed the Future This Why Agriculture features Rob Bertram, Chief Scientist USAID. It is a teaching resource within USAID's Food Security and Agriculture Core Course, which incorporates USAID's focus for food security and agriculture development under the Global Food Security Strategy and...
  8. "Devising long-lasting solutions will require deep, “structural transformations” in the agriculture sector. In developing countries, the agricultural sector must adapt new technologies and business models to increase job opportunities, overcome resource constraints, enable greater market...
  9. Transforming Africa’s economic development requires a shift away from its characteristic dependence on commodities and limited domestic production. Broader participation in economic growth is needed to stem rural flight and promote inclusive job creation among youth and women. Agriculture is a...
  10. The most effective wayto improve the lives of millions in poverty is to support agriculture in developing countries. Most of the world’s poor are farmers, and those who are not spend much of their income on food. Transforming a country’s agriculture sector can create jobs, raise incomes, reduce...
  11. Agricultural transformationlies at the core of poverty reduction, food security, and improved nutrition. With few exceptions, countries that have moved toward middle-income status have been initially driven along that path of economic growth by the transformation of their agriculture sector. Yet...
  12. 2016-11-16 Creation care is a unique way to better understand God and participate in his redemptive work in the world. Furthermore, while care of the environment may seem a secondary priority, those we seek to serve are particularly vulnerable to its degradation. Presenter:Since 1995, Scott Sabin has served...
  13. 2016-03-03 Session: Western societies used schools, and culturally blind policies to absorb the native American and Australian aborigine populations into mainstream society. Since colonial times until today most governments use schools and district offices to implement policies with agricultural biases with...
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