Sustainable Development Goals


Entrepreneurship College: SDG 2 Zero Hunger

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  08 November 2018, 17:30-19:00
  De Tropen café en restaurant, Mauritskade 64, 1092 AD Amsterdam

On a monthly basis, lectures are organized around the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. Every session we invite different guest speakers: academic experts and entrepreneurs working in the field of the SDGs. We will discuss root causes, challenges, relevant theories and important stakeholders, and above all the role of innovation and entrepreneurship to contribute to the realisation of the SDGs. So let’s go back to school, and immerse ourselves in knowledge for sustainability!

On the 8th of November Bram Jansen will give us an introduction to SDG 2: Zero Hunger. One out of four people still goes hungry in Africa. So what targets should we reach in 2030 to tackle hunger and malnutrition? And what is the current state of affairs? Jansen, researcher and lecturer at Wageningen University, is an adventurous anthropologist by heart who has done a great deal of research in the Horn of Africa. On the 8th, he will share his knowledg

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 14 August 2018 at 12:38

There can be no sustainable development without profound changes in food systems

08/08/2018 - Press release

Food systems are situated at the crossroads between the many issues and contradictions surrounding sustainable development: food and nutritional security, human and ecosystem health, natural resource renewal, climate change, territorial dynamics, political stability, and social justice. An international group of experts, including researchers from CIRAD, is calling for profound changes in food systems in order to meet the sustainable development goals (SDGs) set by the UN in 2015, and the terms of the Paris Agreement on climate. The authors propose a four-pillar strategy.

"There can be no sustainable development without profound changes in food systems". This call for change was issued by an international group of experts dubbed the "Milano Group" (see box), whose members have written an article published in the journal Agronomy for Sustainable Development.

Agriculture, the world's biggest e

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 3 July 2017 at 12:33

Challenges & opportunities for women’s economic empowerment in agriculture

An article by SNV

Over the past several years, there has been increasing evidence regarding the importance of women’s economic participation, both for the advancement of women’s rights and gender equality, as well as for the economic well-being of families, communities, sectors and nations. Advancing women’s political participation, leadership and economic empowerment is central to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Women have a critical role to play in all of the SDGs, with many targets specifically recognising women’s equality and empowerment as both the objective and part of the solution. SDG5 is known as the stand-alone gender goal because it is dedicated to achieving these goals.

As Global Manager of SNV’s Enhancing Opportunities for Women’s Enterprises (EOWE) programme (funded by the Dutch government as part of the Funding Leadership and Opportunities for Women (FLOW) funding stream), I participated in th

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Launching & Stakeholder Conference : Urban Farming for SGD

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Indonesia
  24 October 2016, All Day Event
  Erasmus Huis Auditorium Kav S- 3, Jl. H. R. Rasuna Said Jakarta Selatan, Jakarta 12950

Kedutaan Besar Kerajaan Belanda bersama-sama dengan PT. East West Seed Indonesia (EWINDO) dan Rabobank International Indonesia ingin berkontribusi dengan melaksanakan konferensi bersama para pemangku kepentingan perkotaan dan menyusun Kerangka Aksi yang mencakup tema pengelolaan ekosistem perkotaan, produksi dan pasokan pangan-gizi, alternative mata pencaharian dan pengentasan kemiskinan, ketangguhan perkotaan serta tata kelolanya. Hal ini sejalan dengan Tujuan Pembangunan Berkelanjutan (Sustainable Development Goals/SDGs) 2015 yang mengakui pentingnya membangun kota yang berkelanjutan.

Kemudian apakah anda ingin mendengar proyek urban farming di kota kita? Apakah anda tertarik untuk mengunjungi kebun selama perjalanan anda ke daerah perkotaan yang baru? Mari kita simak proyek-proyek inspiratif dan yang berkontribusi untuk mengembangkan sistem lingkungan dan pangan berkelanjutan yang inklusif, tangguh, aman dan beragam di kota kita melalui konferensi ini.

Tujuan dari acara ini:


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Posted By in Finance Worldwide
Posted 15 May 2016 at 03:29

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals - the Role of Financial Inclusion

CGAP, Leora Klapper, Mayada El-Zoghbi, and Jake Hess

pour la version française de cet article, s'il vous plaît voir ci-dessous

Given the increasingly clear link between financial inclusion and development, governments should continue to push for greater access to and use of financial services.

On 25 September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, along with a new set of development goals that are collectively called the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Agenda is a culmination of many years of negotiation and was endorsed by all 193 member nations of the General Assembly, both developed and developing—and applies to all countries. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon noted that “the new agenda is a promise by leaders to all people everywhere. It is an agenda for people, to end poverty in all of its forms—an agenda for the planet, our common ho

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Successful Public Private Partnerships

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  04 May 2016, 18:30-20:30
  Rayburn House Office Building, Washington DC, USA

How do private and the development sector effectively contribute towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals?

Join ICCO USA, Heineken and Winrock for a lunch event featuring successful examples of PPP’s, the challenges and share lessons learned. The event will bring together global political, business, and civil society leaders in Washington D.C. to focus on the role of private sector and NGOs in SDG implementation. Leaders will be offered a platform to highlight concrete steps forward, and discuss potential partnerships.

Event Details:

Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM (EDT; Washington DC)

Rayburn House Office Building
Washington DC

Welcome with lunch. Lunch is served from 12.30 PM

1 PM

  • ICCO CEO Marinus Verweij gives an introduction to the topic
  • ICCO’s David Kamukama explains which elements are key to success in linking Ethiopian farmers to an international malt barley value chain
  • WINROCK/EUCORD Henk Knipscheer discusses lesso

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Posted By in Youth - Jeunesse
Posted 26 August 2015 at 09:35

MY FOOD 30 invites you to have your say about the future of our agri-food systems.

MyFood30 is all about hearing young people’s voices on the future of our agri-food systems and making sure they are supported to maximise their contribution towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

How can I take part?

For those studying to complete a food-system related qualification or are working in the agri-food system, we've developed a survey to which walks you through the food system relevant SDGs and explores the education, training and networks needed to help make them happen.

If you're new to this topic, why not play our short game to get to know some of the key issues, share your views on what's most important and think about how you can contribute?

What happens next?

In September, we will invite some survey respondents to take part in a Talent Workshop in Bern, alongside sector representatives and decision makers. This will be a great opportunity to discuss the projec

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 22 July 2015 at 04:23

In furtherance of the Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP), the Malabo Declaration on “Accelerated Agricultural Growth and Transformation for Shared Prosperity and Improved Livelihoods” was formulated by AU Member States in June 2014 as a new framework for the strengthening of national and regional institutional capacities for knowledge and data generation and management to support evidence based planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. This data driven agenda has been domesticated at county level by all counties that subscribe to the CAADP framework as signatories to the CAADP Compact with Kenya signed in 2010.

Pursuant to the foregoing the Africa Data Consensus (ADC) initiative was formulated and is expected to drive the focus on the support of evidence based planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the agricultural investment programmes. It is for this reason that the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries’ transformation

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John Mungai "..what starts here shapes the continent/world, " we are the change, the platform for the realization of Kenya's SDG's"!

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Angela Ndereyerio Very interesting reading. How do we go about registering for the pilot.

3 years 5 months ago