Re-published with permission from wfpusa.org | 10 March 2016
A new report from the Aspen Institute outlines a vision for a future of zero hunger.
The report was authored by the Food Security Working Group—a non-partisan, international coalition chaired by Madeleine Albright and Tom Daschle. The working group’s members included experts and humanitarians from both the public and private sector, including World Food Program USA’s CEO Rick Leach.
AgTech released in March their Investing Report. They reported $4.6 billion of investment in food and agriculture technology in 20151. That's a 94% year over year increase on 2014 levels1,2. They captured 527 deals, and a record-setting 672 unique investors1 (versus 271 for all of 2014)2.
With International Women’s Day 2016 on the horizon, I asked my colleagues around the world to help run a straw poll. I was curious — how does our varied female workforce, from the smallholders of India, processing units of Ivory Coast, to the coffee washing stations of Nicaragua, feel about gender parity in their respective countries?
Re-published with permission from clarmondial.com February 23, 2016
During the first four years of Clarmondial, most of our work was focused on advising investors, from family offices and fund managers to companies and foundations, on their deal sourcing, due diligence and management. Gradually, and especially from late 2013, we switched our attention to working with project developers and companies.