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On July 13, the International Agri-Food Network partnered with a number of leading organizations to host “Agriculture and Food Day” to celebrate, discuss, negotiate, analyze, and brainstorm around the role of Agriculture and Food in relation to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

For Agriculture and Food Day, attendees used the #Ag4SDGs hashtag to discuss the event on social media. UN twitter accounts, organisations, speakers, and delegates shared articles and comments throughout the day regarding food security, SDGs, and agricultures impact. 

With these words, Global Farmer Network member, Zimbabwe farmer and now Michigan State University student Nyasha Mudukuti begins an op-ed that was published in The Detroit News August 9, 2017. Because of Nyasha’s work through the Global Farmer Network, a willingness to tell her story of farming in Zimbabwe and sharing a passion for making agriculture in Zimbabwe – and all of Africa – sustainable and life-sustaining, she was selected to receive a MasterCard Foundation Scholarship and will taking her Masters work in plant breeding, genetics and biotechnology at Michigan State University this fall.

The Practitioner Hub for Inclusive Business is hosting a Webinar on 31 August 2017, 5 pm Nariobi (3 pm London and 10 am Washington) for the launch of the report “More than Money: Mapping the landscape of advisory support for inclusive business” from USAID.

As impact entrepreneurs and their backers are increasingly looking beyond the finance that enterprises need, different types of non-financial support or advisory support for inclusive business have mushroomed and are increasingly seen as fundamental to success at scale.

In the context of the 2017 UN High-Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development (HLPF), the International Agri-Food Network (IAFN) partnered with 12 organizations host Agriculture and Food Day on July 13th at the Yale Club in New York City. The purpose of this event was to raise awareness of the critical need for investment in Sustainable Development Goal 2 (“zero hunger”) for the achievement of all the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s). The day involved a thematically-focused plenary session, a series of roundtable discussions to address interlinkages between SDG’s, and a dynamic luncheon featuring youth in agriculture.

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