Entries from December 2013

Monday, December 9th, 2013

Conversation Series: An Interview With Dr. Alice Pell, Cornell University

ShareTweet Dr. Alice Pell is a professor of International Agriculture and Animal Science at Cornell University and the former director of the Cornell International Institute for Food, Agriculture and Development. We sat down with Dr. Pell at the conference to ask her a few questions on building resiliency and adaptive capacity in agriculture and the […]

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Creating An “Open, Voluntary and Inclusive” CSA Alliance

ShareTweet “Open, Voluntary and Inclusive” are three main descriptors for the new global Climate-Smart Agriculture Alliance. As the 3rd Conference on Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Security and Climate Change drew to a close, the last few hours of the conference was spent developing the design of the Alliance. The main objective is to formally launch […]

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Conversation Series: An Interview with Dr. Hans Hoogeveen

ShareTweet Interview with Hans Hoogeveen, Vice Minister for Agriculture, the Netherlands By Tameisha Henry and Greg Sixt   Q: How is the Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) different from other sustainable agriculture initiatives?   A: The difference is that in the past, we have worked in silos, but CSA is abandoning that flawed approach. CSA has […]

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

The Road to Forming an Alliance

ShareTweet It is now Day 2, mid-day at the 3rd Global Conference on Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Security and Climate Change in Johannesburg. We’ve digested hours of content on everything from the need for an agreed upon definition of resiliency to transferring scientific knowledge to the local level on climate-smart agricultural technologies. Yet, at this […]

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Conversation Series: An Interview with Mr. Godfried Agyemang

ShareTweet Interview with Mr. Godfried Agyemang, Vice President of Program Development, Agriculture Cooperative of Ghana By Easwaran Narassimhan   Q: Good morning Mr. Agyemang, what do you think about CSA (Climate Smart Agriculture) as a scientific concept? A: I think CSA is not a new concept. The sustainable agricultural practices that CSA recommends have been […]

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Introduction – 3rd Global Conference on Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Security and Climate Change

ShareTweet The 3rd Global Conference on Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Security and Climate Change is now underway in Johannesburg, South Africa, from December 3-5, 2013. The conference seeks to build on the momentum from previous conferences in The Hague, Netherlands (2010), and Hanoi, Vietnam (2012), to secure agriculture’s integral role in the global climate change […]

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Johannesburg Conference

ShareTweet The 3rd Global Conference on Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Security and Climate Change will be held from 3 to 5 December 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa and will include high-level discussions on a Climate-Smart Agriculture Alliance. The conference will provide the platform for global leaders; practitioners; scientists; farmers; organized agriculture; civil society; the private […]