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La Historia de Agricultura y la Economía Verde
El futuro de nuestro mundo depende de abordar ahora los desafíos globales. Necesitamos crear medios de vida sostenibles, alimentar una población creciente y salvaguardar el medio ambiente. Necesitamos hacer mas verde nuestras economias.
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Climate-Smart Agriculture in Action
More than a billion farmers and their families around the world are on the front line of climate change. Their lives and livelihoods are directly affected by its impacts, and they are also vital to implementing many of the solutions we need to help prevent it. “Climate-smart agriculture” describes agricultural practices which contribute to increasing farm productivity and incomes, building greater resilience, and minimising agriculture’s greenhouse gas emissions – all in an equitable and sustainable manner. Explore 28 case studies of climate-smart agriculture in action around the world at: www.farmingfirst.org/climate-smart-agriculture
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The Story of Agriculture and the Green Economy
www.farmingfirst.org The future of our world depends on addressing global challenges now. We need to create sustainable livelihoods, feed a growing population and safeguard the environment. We need to make the global economy green.
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Farming First
www.farmingfirst.org Help farmers prevent the next food crisis. Farming First is a global call-to-action to increase agricultural output in an environmentally sustainable, economically feasible, and socially responsible manner. Governments, businesses, scientists, and civil society groups must focus attention on the source of our food security. We must work together to enable farmers and put farming first.
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A História da Agricultura e a Economia Verde
O futuro de nosso mundo depende de tratar agora desafios globais. Precisamos criar meios de vida sustentáveis, alimentar uma população crescente e proteger o meio ambiente. Precisamos fazer a economia global verde.
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Agriculture and the Sustainable Development Goals
The clock is ticking to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. One sector offers a broad solutions to the interconnected challenges of hunger - learn more about agriculture's pivotal role in the SDGs.
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L'histoire de L'agriculture et de L'économie Verte
Le futur de notre monde dépend sure notre capacité de relever des défis globaux. Nous devons créer des vies soutenables, alimenter une population croissante et sauvegarder l'environnement. Nous devons créer une économie verte mondiale.
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Trinidad Model Farm Initiative
A model farm initiative undertaken by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago and the fertiliser group, the Potash Corporation.
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我们这个世界的未来取决于我们如何解决现有的全球性挑战。 我们需要创造可持续的生存方式,以养活日益增长的人口并保护环境。 我们需要致力于全球性绿色经济。
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Why Agricultural Research is Important - Jonathan Wadsworth, CGIAR Fund Council
farmingfirst.org Jonathan Wadsworth, Executive Secretary of the CGIAR Fund Council, explains the remit and focus of the organisation he will oversee. In the video, Wadsworth explains the importance of agricultural research, not only to boost food production but also simply to maintain current yields in the face of adapting pests and diseases. He also highlights how investments in agriculture have positive knock-on effects for the rest of the economy as well as being a pro-poor investment and development tool.
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A Perfect Storm - Sir John Beddington, Chief Scientific Advisor UK
farmingfirst.org Sir John Beddington, Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK Government, looks forward to the year 2030 to discuss the world's anticipated food, water and energy needs. He then gives an overview of what impacts climate change may have in overcoming this challenge.
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My Experiences on Rural Farms, with Howard G. Buffett
Howard G. Buffett tells Farming First about the farms he has visited in the developing world, as part of his Foundation's work.
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Pro-Poor Investment in Agriculture with Kanyo F. Nwanze
Kanayo Nwanze speaks to Farming First in London, about actions needed to empower smallholder farmers to becomes businessmen and women.
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Biofortifying Crops to Improve Nutrition - Howarth Bouis, Harvest Plus
Howarth Bouis from Harvest Plus discusses biofortification and how the vitamin-A orange sweet potato is helping to improve nutrition in Africa.
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YPARD: Bringing Youth into Agricultural Policy
What can be done to bring more young people into policy discussions around agriculture? Farming First TV spoke to Courtney Paisley, Director of the Young People for Agricultural Development network (YPARD) about just that.
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Smallholder Farming with Malawi Mangoes - Where Money Grows on Trees
Farming First TV talks to Jonny Jacobs of Malawi Mangoes about the company's sweet success.
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IFAD: Putting Smallholder Farmers First
Carlos Sere, Chief Development Strategist at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), speaks to Farming First on site at the African Green Revolution Forum 2012, discussing the need to put smallholder farmers first and how to protect smallholder farmers with safety nets.
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Planning and Development for Asian Food Security - Dr. Doan Luu Bao Nguyen
www.farmingfirst.org Dr. Doan Luu Bao Nguyen, Lecturer in Urban Studies, Vietnam National University, talks about policy priorities for farmers in Vietnam. He also talks about how land planning has a role to play in ensuring sustainability in food supply.
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The Impact of the Demographic Transition on Agriculture - Professor Tim Dyson
Farming First spoke to Tim Dyson, Professor of Population Studies at the London School of Economics, about the demographic transition and how this is impacting food security and climate change.
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Agriculture True Contribution to the African Economy - Dr Firmino Mucavele
www.farmingfirst.org Dr Firmino Mucavele, Director of the Cabinet for Academic Reform and Regional Integration at Eduardo Mondlane University and former Chief Executive of the New Partnership for Africas Development (NEPAD) discusses the true contribution which agriculture makes to the African economy. He also looks ahead at how markets can be coordinated through better aligned regional policies.
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I Am Agriculture - Are you?
Watch the highlights of Farming First's I Am Agriculture campaign.
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The Household Vulnerability Index - Tendayi Kureya, Development Data
www.farmingfirst.org Tendayi Kureya, CEO of Development Data, explains the Household Vulnerability Index (HVI) and how it helps development practitioners target and track impacts of their aid programmes. The HVI looks at five metrics to determine vulnerability over time: (1) natural assets (e.g. soil quality, rainfall) (2) physical assets (e.g. tools, livestock) (3) financial assets (e.g. income, expenses) (4) human capital (e.g. number of able-bodied family members versus dependents) (5) social capital (e.g. strength of community and extended family relationships)
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Steps Towards Sustainable Agriculture in Malawi with Dyborn Chibonga
Dyborn Chibonga, Chief Executive Officer of The National Smallholder Farmers' Association of Malawi (NASFAM) speaks to Farming First about the steps being made in Malawi towards sustainable agriculture.
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The World Bank's work on climate change and agriculture - Dr. Andrew Steer
farmingfirst.org Dr. Andrew Steer, Special Envoy for Climate Change at the World Bank Group, discusses his views on the link between between agriculture and climate change adaptation and mitigation. He says, "We really will fail if we do not incorporate agriculture into the way we think about climate change." Focusing on the concept of a "triple win" for agriculture, he highlights the need to secure farmers' livelihoods, to help them become more resilient to climate change and to help in the joint effort to reduce its future impacts globally. Steer also illustrates the potential for agriculture-focused carbon markets in Africa and the work that the World Bank is doing in a pilot project in Kenya to this effect. www.farmingfirst.org www.twitter.com/farmingfirst
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Food Security - Bingu wa Mutharika, President of Malawi
farmingfirst.org The President of Malawi, Bingu wa Mutharika, speaks with FANRPAN about food security.
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Developing Sustainable Agricultural Supply Chains - Peter Erik Ywema, SAI Platform
farmingfirst.org Peter Erik Ywema is the General Manager of the Sustainable Agricultural Initiative Platform, which includes 25 food company members such as Unilever, Danone and Nestle. The SAI Platform allows company representatives to discuss their supply chain issues in a pre-competitive context. They also create sets of common practices and principles for their suppliers, allowing them to manage risk more effectively and give farmers a common benchmark to perform against.
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Farming First in Mozambique - Lindiwe Sibanda (FANRPAN) & Julie Howard (PCHPA)
www.farmingfirst.org Two experts on African agricultural development visited farms in Mozambique ahead of the G20 meeting in Pittsburgh. In this video, Dr. Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, CEO of the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network, and Dr. Julie Howard, Executive Director of the Partnership to End Hunger and Poverty in Africa, listen to farmers and translate their concerns to the rest of the world. Policymakers must target development aid in such a way that it captures agriculture's true contribution to the economy. Aid should also aim to build long-term, sustainable growth and improved rural livelihoods.
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From Food Aid to Food Assistance with Ertharin Cousin, World Food Program
For the second episode in our brand new series of Farming First TV interviews, we spoke to Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), for an update on the Purchase for Progress (P4P) initiative.
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Why Agribusiness Collaboration is the New Normal
Farming First interviews Howard-Yana Shapiro, Global Director of Plant Science and External Research at Mars Inc. on why collaboration within the agribusiness sector is becoming the new way of approaching food security.
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Key Steps for Resilience in Ethiopian Agriculture with Khalid Bomba
Farming First TV interviewed Khalid Bomba, CEO of the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency on the steps they have taken to build resilience for Ethiopian smallholder farmers.
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Farming First at CSD-17 - Nora Ourabah Haddad, IFAP
www.farmingfirst.org Nora Ourabah Haddad from the International Federation of Agricultural Producers (IFAP) discusses the types of global policies which need to be developed to improve the lives of farmers worldwide. The conversation between farmers and policy-makers needs to be a two-way exchange, where farmers share information from their day-to-day experiences while policy-makers incentivise a more thorough system of ecosystem services. She also argues for a larger mandate for the Commission for Sustainable Development to serve as a coordinating platform for the UN as a whole and to set concrete, measurable targets by which national governments can be held accountable.
Views: 813 FarmingFirst
One Acre Fund: Harvesting Opportunities for Smallholder Farmers
Hear the story of Beatrice from Rwanda, who tripled her harvest by working with One Acre Fund.
Views: 278 FarmingFirst
Great Quest: Sourcing Local Fertilizer in West Africa - AGRF2012
Joel Jeangrand, President and CEO of Great Quest, speaks to Farming First on site at the African Green Revolution Forum 2012, discussing the Great Quest Tilemsi Phosphate Project and the benefits of sourcing local fertilizer.
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Building Agricultural Growth Corridors - Sean de Cleene (Yara) & Chris Isaac (AgDevCo)
farmingfirst.org Sean de Cleene, Vice President of Global Initiatives at Yara International, and Chris Isaac, Director of Business Development at AgDevCo, discuss the benefits and challenges of creating agricultural growth corridors in Africa. They cite the examples of Tanzania and Mozambique where smallholder farmers are being integrated into the value chain.
Views: 755 FarmingFirst
Promoting Sustainable Agricultural Production - Professor Rudy Rabbinge
www.farmingfirst.org Professor Rudy Rabbinge, Professor of Sustainable Development and Food Security, Wageningen University, talks about the importance of "doing more with less" and higher productivity. He also talks about the Alliance of the Green Revolution of Africa, which takes materials and inputs and creates local and regional markets.
Views: 410 FarmingFirst
World Farmers Organisation - Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies for Agriculture - COP18
Robert Carlson, President of the World Farmers Organisation, speaks to Farming First on site at COP18, discussing examples of agriculture adapting to climate change and the potential of developing countries to mitigate the effects climate change.
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Behind the Concept of Resilience with Rajul Pandya-Lorch, IFPRI
Rajul Pandya-Lorch, Head of 2020 Initiative at the International Food Policy Research Institute explains the concept of resilience to Farming First TV, on the sidelines of the conference "Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security" held in Addis Ababa.
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SDG2.5 in 2 Minutes: Debisi Araba, CIAT Africa
There's a unique type of grass that when fed to livestock, it not only makes the animals more productive, but it lowers the greenhouse gases they emit. Because this grass was preserved in CIAT's genebank, scientists have been able to transform the lives of farmers in Latin America, and hope to bring the innovation to Africa as well. Filmed as part of Farming First's #SDG2countdown campaign, exploring SDG2.5 on protecting genetic diversity. Music: Ben Sounds
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I Am Agriculture: Daniel Gad
Daniel Gad, owner of Omega Farms, tells Farming First why he left the business world to become a full-time farmer
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Views on Smallholder Farming in Malawi with Alice Kachere
Alice Kachere, a smallholder farmer from Malawi, talks about the challenges she faces as well as the training she has benefited from.
Views: 593 FarmingFirst
Singapore: Linking Urban and Rural Food Secuity - Dr. Paul Teng
www.farmingfirst.org Dr. Paul Teng, Senior Fellow, Centre for Non-Traditional Studies, Nanyang University, talks about the role of Singapore in relation to the rest of the world regarding food security. He also talks about how Singapore's policy is planning for increased self sufficiency.
Views: 405 FarmingFirst
Farmers Discuss Priorities for Action on Sustainable Development Goals
Why does agriculture matter to the SDGs, and how can farmers be empowered to take action? Farming First interviews farmers from around the world on their priorities for reaching Agenda 2030. Showcased at Agriculture and Food Day in New York on 13th July.
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Advancing Agricultural Extension Services, with Gregory L. Crosby Ph.D.
Dr. Gregory Crosby, from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA) explains a web-based portal, eXtension.org, which shares information collated by top American scientists with the public.
Views: 484 FarmingFirst
Growing Prosperity - What Encourages Smallholders to Adopt New Practices?
Chris Mitchell of Bain & Company discusses a new paper, Growing Prosperity, compiled in collaboration with Acumen, that focuses on optimizing interaction between farmers and pioneer firms—entrepreneurial companies that develop and offer market-based innovations to serve the poor.
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Louis Malassis and Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security Awards Ceremony 2015
Farming First went behind the scenes at the Third Global Science Conference, to talk to the winners of the Louis Malassis international Scientific Prize, and the inaugural Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security.
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From Subsistence to Success for African Smallholder Farmers - Terje Tollefsen, Yara
Ahead of the International Fertilizer Industry Association's Annual Conference in Sydney next week, Farming First talks business with Terje Tollefsen, Head of Strategy and Business Development at Yara International ASA.
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The FAO's View on Food Price Volatility with Hafez Ghanem
www.farmingfirst.org Hafez Ghanem, Assistant Director-General, UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), talks about the importance of investing in agricultural research to tackle food price volatility. He also talks about the impact that government policies can have on volatility.
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SDG 2.5 in 2 Minutes: Kevin Pixley, CIMMYT
Imagine visiting a supermarket displaying thousands of products, but none of them had a label? Hear about CIMMYT's work to categorise germplasm in genebanks so scientists can quickly find solutions to shocks and stresses in our food supply chain. Filmed as part of Farming First's #SDG2countdown campaign, exploring SDG2.5 on protecting genetic diversity. Music: Ben Sounds
Views: 238 FarmingFirst
ZedX Inc. - Fieldprint Calculator: Helping Farmers Make Sustainable Choices - COP18, Doha
Keith Wheeler, Chairman and CEO for ZEDX Inc, Technology Consultant to Field to Market, speaks to Farming First on site at COP18 in Doha, Qatar, about the Fieldprint calculator and identifying win-win strategies for farmers.
Views: 264 FarmingFirst

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