GFRAS and NUFFIELD are part of the global working group on Talent Development in Agriculture: A call to action. Both organisations participated (as part of the Private Sector Mechanism delegation) at the 42nd session of the World Committee on Food Security (CFS) in Rome, October 2015. During this event, a topic on “Developing the knowledge, skills and talent of youth to further food security and nutrition” was top on the agenda.
In his IFAD Lecture, Dr Mohamed Ibrahim, entrepreneur and founder of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, discusses the role of good governance and the private sector in building Africa’s future and the importance of creating opportunities for young people in agriculture.
The ‘Zero draft’ of the Voluntary Guidelines for Sustainable Soil Management (VGSSM), developed in order to promote sustainable soil management effectively in all regions, is requesting contributions to allow the Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils to better frame the multifaceted needs of all the stakeholders.
Global agriculture coalition Farming First and the CGIAR Consortium of International Agricultural Research Centres have joined forces to highlight the powerful impact that investments in science and innovation can make on global development. A new interactive essay compiled by the partnership demonstrates how these investments can go beyond simply meeting food security needs, but contribute to broader interlinked goals such as natural resource management, improved nutrition and resilient rural livelihoods.