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4 March 2014 to 6 March 2014
in H-1123, Budapest (Hungary)
Organised byFAO and the Hungarian Ministry of Rural Development

Initiated by the Philippines and World Rural Forum, the UN GA declared 2014
as the International Year of Family Farming. Against this background, the FAO
and the Hungarian Ministry of Rural Development organised a Global Forum and
Expo on Family Farming [1] to identify the various political, policy,
business and social elements that play a role in the complex environment in
which family farms operate. The overall objective was to find ways in which
economies and communities could benefit from the values that family farms
represent in food production, management of natural resources, biodiversity,
human relations and the preservation of cultural heritage. 


12 April 2016 to 14 April 2016
in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
Organised byCGIAR Independent Science and Partnership Council (ISPC) and UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

The ISPC Science Forum 2016 [1] will rethink the pathways for agricultural
research to stimulate inclusive development of rural economies in an era of
climate change. The Forum will marshal evidence and build on lessons learned
to date, to suggest an updated list of priority research areas and approaches
which involve more strategic and inclusive engagement with partners.


From17 February 2016
in Brussels 1000 (Belgium)
Organised byBe-troplive

The conference will tackle the following issues: Do we need livestock? Can we afford their feeding? Are there alternatives? Is there a sustainable pathway of development, with or without livestock? What policies are needed to enable this pathway?

From17 November 2015
in NW Washington , DC 20007 (United States)
Organised byEmbassy of France; World Resources Institute; Office for Science & Technology at the Embassy of France in the United States

France will host the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) in Paris from
November 30 to December 11 to reach an agreement that will put the world on
track to limit global warming to 1.5° or 2° C. Our capacity to feed 9.5
billion people in 2050 in a context of climate change will depend on our
ability to keep our soils alive. France is proposing to take concrete actions
to improve the health of soils by sequestering organic matter [1]. More
information about this conference is available here [2].


6 October 2014 to 17 October 2014
in Turin (Italy)
Organised byPAGE UN partners i.e. UNEP, ILO, UNIDO, UNITAR and UNDP

The ILO, UNEP, UNIDO, UNITAR, and UNDP are very pleased to announce the
upcoming first *global Academy on the Green Economy*, an inter-regional
learning and knowledge sharing event to support countries’ transition
towards inclusive, resource and energy efficient, greener economies.
Hosted by the International Training Centre of the International Labour
Organisation (ITC-ILO) from 6 to 17 October 2014 in Turin, Italy, the Academy
is organized within the framework of the *Partnership for Action on Green
Economy (PAGE)*.

From24 March 2015
in (Belgium)
Organised byFlemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO)

Since October 2011 the project “A framework for enhancing Earth Observation
(EO) capacity for Agriculture and Forest Management in Africa as a
contribution to GEOSS” (AGRICAB in short) funded through the EU Seventh
Framework Programme for Research has strengthened African capacities in the
use of Earth Observation satellite data for sustainably managing crops,
livestock and forest resources. The closing meeting of the project will
review the project's achievements and will discuss the way forward.

11 April 2016 to 15 April 2016
in Accra (Ghana)
Organised byCAADP, NEPAD

The 12th CAADP meeting is being organised on 11-15 April 2016 in Accra,
Ghana, under the theme “Innovative Financing and Renewed Partnerships to
accelerate CAADP Implementation”. Its objective is to discuss on the ways
of accelerating the CAADP implementation to transform African agriculture in
the face of emerging trends that have a direct bearing on our abilities to
deliver results and impact.  The 12th CAADP PP comes 20 months after the
Malabo declaration and the overriding assumption for this year’s event is
that the issues that are really key in transforming agriculture are better
known and understood today because they have been extensively reviewed by the
previous CAADP PPs.

19 June 2017 to 23 June 2017
in (Kenya)
Organised byVersed Professional Services


3 June 2015 to 4 June 2015
in Brussels (Belgium)
Organised byThe European Commission

Organized by the European Commission, the European Development Days (EDD) is
Europe’s leading forum on development and international cooperation
showcasing the ways in which the European Union is engaged in eradicating
poverty, promoting sustainability and justice. This year’s agenda includes
over 130 sessions on 12 topics in line with the European Year for Development
motto: /'our world, our dignity, our future'/. 

Each year, EDD attracts over 5 000 participants from all over the world,
representing organisations from the field of development cooperation, human
rights and humanitarian aid. At this year's edition, the United Nations
Environment Programme will lead four lab sessions and will be represented in
two information stands. Moreover, on the second day of the forum, *UN
Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of the UN Environment
Programme (UNEP)*/,/ *Achim Steiner *will be intervening at a high-level
panel session led by the European Parliament.