Feeding a Hungry Planet: Agriculture, Nutrition and Sustainability

I am excited to announce that I am part of the faculty team in this excellent new MOOC. This 7-weeks free online course from SDG Academy has started last week, but you can still participate! Enroll here!

The e-course highlights Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2: end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and ensure sustainable food production systems by 2030.  We explore the pressing challenges around agriculture and food systems, the central role of agriculture in the SDGs, and development pathways towards global food security and sustainable agriculture.
The rest of the faculty team contains 7 other experts from Rothamsted Research, Wageningen University & Research, Cornell University, Tufts University, Johns Hopkins University and Columbia University. Together we will cover topics such as nutrition, sustainable agriculture, and rural development. The e-course features video lectures, interesting readings, a discussion forum to interact with the international community of peer students, and live chat sessions with the faculty and other sustainability leaders.

This MOOC is for anyone interested in agriculture and food, not just scientists.

Enjoy learning, and please share this information widely.

Ken Giller

West Africa Fertilizer Agribusiness Conference 2017

This conference is a collaboration between CRU Events and The African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP). Focus is on demand creation for fertilizer and agribusiness across Africa. In order to achieve this, discussions will take a holistic view of the agribusiness value chain to explore how the public and private sectors can partner to create viable fertilizer markets and boost demand in Africa.
(no link available yet. Link to 2016 conference for impression).
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