Organised byAcademy for International Cooperation (AIZ)
The training addresses the need of advisers and experts involved in rural development and natural resource management with the intention to better understand agro-pastoral livelihood systems as an integral part of a holistic approach to food and nutritional security.
Organised byCGIAR Independent Science and Partnership Council (ISPC) and UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)
The ISPC Science Forum 2016  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.
Challenges faced by agriculture and rural areas and the long-term character
of research activities call for a strategic approach to research and
innovation. European Commission is organising a conference  to discuss how
such a strategic approach could be implemented. The conference closed a
half-year process kicked-off in Milan in June 2015. The objectives of the
conference were to: present the main elements of a long-term strategy for EU
agricultural research and innovation; discuss its content, in particular
several dimensions of the manner it could be implemented. The conference
will assemble over 500 participants including scientists, relevant science
networks, stakeholders, International organisations and authorities.
Food and nutrition security has been selected as a focal sector by over 60 countries for the EU financial framework 2014-2020. Around 8.8 billion euros will be invested in the sector, including fostering agricultural growth.