1. HMNDP: WMO 20130311 english session3


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    • HMNDP: WMO 20130314 english session9


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      • Prospects for 21st Century African Agriculture with Kofi Annan and Jeffery Sachs


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        It is widely recognized that agricultural development can play a key role in eliminating hunger, reducing poverty and food insecurity, increasing trade, and promoting wealth in Africa. However, the full potential of African agriculture is far from being realized. Part of the 2010-2011 World and Africa Series, this panel seeks to explore the possibilities for boosting the productivity, profitability, and sustainability of African agriculture in the 21st century. It will consider those cutting edge programs, policies, and technologies that are paving new roads forward with regard to unleashing the full potential of the continent’s agricultural economies. Kofi Annan was the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, serving two terms from 1 January 1997 to 31 December 2006 and was the first to emerge from the ranks of United Nations staff. In 2001 Kofi Annan and the United Nations were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace with the citation praising his leadership for “bringing new life to the organisation”. In 2009, Annan was named a Columbia Global Fellow by University President Lee Bollinger. Jeffrey Sachs is the Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University. He is also Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. From 2002 to 2006, he was Director of the UN Millennium Project and Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan on the Millennium Development Goals.

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        • The last farmer (English subtitle) a documentary by Giuliano Girelli


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          www.thelastfarmer.org The Last Farmer neoliberism, globalization and small farmers a documentary by Giuliano Girelli (Indonesia, Guatemala, Burkina Faso, Italy 2011 - 90 min.) Produced by Mais ong, as part of the Creating Coherence project financed by the European Commission. Co/produced by Associazione Documè and Babydoc Film The agriculture of farmers produces food for 70% of the planet’s population, whereas industrial agriculture covers no more than 30% of it. Nonetheless 2.8 million people in the world live on less than 2 dollars a day. Most of these people are farmers or ex-farmers who now live in shanty towns of one of the big cities of the world. This documentary is about them, about globalization and therefore also about us. The Last Farmer explores the dramatic consequences of neoliberism and of globalization on the lives of small farmers in the world and follows the unfolding of a day’s events for Baldomera in Guatemala, Agi in Indonesia and Aloise in Burkina Faso. It includes interviews with Luciano Gallino, Hira Jhamtani, Giorgio Cingolani, Magaly Rey Rosa, Mamadou Goita and Roberto Schellino. Director’s notes: While I was in Indonesia carrying out a first round of research on the small agriculture in Asia, I met Agi, a farmer from the island of Bali. It was in fact by spending a few days with him and his family with the purpose of doing some first shots that I realised that also our documentary should be built according to the criteria of being coherent with the subject we were treating. Because of this, rather than travelling around the world myself to gather other stories about small farmers, I decided to contact some friends of mine who are documentarians in Guatemala and Burkina Faso, so that they could be the ones to tell the story of their land and of their people. It was a little bit like creating a “zero food miles” documentary, a film which would try to avoid – where possible – the presence of an exclusively “Western” point of view on things. Credits direction: Giuliano Girelli video Editing: Giuliano Girelli e Enrico Giovannone (babydoc film) camerawork in Indonesia: Giuliano Girelli e Sara Scappin camerawork in Guatemala: Victorino Tejaxun Alquijay camerawork in Burkina Faso: Abdoul M. Compaore camerawork in Italia: Giuliano Girelli e Francesco Bordino audio mix: Niccolò Bosio music: Giuliano Girelli and Niccolò Bosio Farmers Indonesia: I Ketut Sumiatra Guatemala: Baldomera Xunic Burkina faso: Eloïse Ouedraogo Italy: Roberto Schellino Experts Italy: Prof.Luciano Gallino (sociologist, economist) and Giorgio Cingolani (agrarian economist) Indonesia: Hira Jhamtani (environmental activist) Guatemala: Magali Rey Rosa (environmental activist) Mali: Mamadou Goïta (network of African farmer societies ROPPA)

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          • Exploring Alternate Ways to Protect Farmland


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            Join us and hear more about potential new funding sources and strategies to protect farmland. Hear from a community using the Community Preservation Act; learn about new models used by land trusts and gain a better understanding of the federal Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP).

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            • Sons of the Land VOD


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              Between 400 and 800 French farmers commit suicide every year. In 1999, the father of director Edouard Bergeon became one of them. Decades later, Bergeon returns to his roots in Southwest France to follow the Itards, a family of farmers, for 14 months. Their story provides a microcosm of the crisis engulfing farmers across Europe today. While telling their story, Bergoen tells his own.

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              • Eliot Coleman VABF Keynote 2011


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                Year-Round Vegetable Production Using Organic Practices Eliot Coleman is one of America‘s most innovative farmers. His determination to grow organic vegetable crops during the winter for profit in Maine has started a revolution among small farmers and market gardeners throughout the temperate climate regions of the world. Thanks to Eliot Coleman‘s books such as Four Season Harvest and The Winter Harvest Handbook many Virginia farmers now look forward to the fall as a time to get started in crop production. Or-ganic growers are learning that there are often better opportunities for economic success in the cool off season than there are in the warm summer months. Quite a few members of the Virginia Association for Biological Farming remember hearing Eliot speak about organic farming practices used by small farmers in Europe at one of the Sustainable Agriculture Conferences held in Charlottesville back in the 1980s. His first book, The New Organic Grower had a huge influence on thousands of aspiring organic farmers. It gave everyone practical systems to follow in organic vegetable production that really worked. This book brought a great deal of new credibility to organic vegetable production by creating order out of chaos.

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                • HMNDP: WMO 20130312 fra session6


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                  • Inclusive Business and Women in Market Systems


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                    The SEEP Network and UN Women have teamed up to offer you a chance to engage with key experts on both conceptual and practical issues around women’s economic empowerment in inclusive market systems. Following an exceptionally well-attended first webinar in the "From Theory to Practice: Women’s Economic Empowerment in Inclusive Market Systems Development" series, we now begin diving into the practical implications of the theoretical approach that was presented in January. Now, enjoy the second webinar in the series! Missed the first webinar? You can catch up on it here. Studies show that businesses that actively promote gender equality and women’s empowerment within their core business model enhance the economic benefits to their company, while also reducing gender inequalities in the communities where the business works. This can create and reinforce a positive cycle of economic benefits to both a company and a community. This webinar and discussion thread examined the role of market systems facilitators in applying a market systems approach to women’s economic empowerment. It looked at how implementing organizations can promote inclusive business practices that empower women, what specific incentives can drive the private sector to adopt such practices, key lessons for selecting appropriate private sector partners, and how to effectively make the “business case.” There is an ongoing e-discussion on EmpowerWomen.org with the speakers and other experienced practitioners.

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                    • Are we Gambling with the Future of Food?


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                      MOA Hawaii and Seeds of Truth present, Are we Gambling with the future of food? A presentation by Dr. Hector Valenzuela on risks associated with Hawaii's GE testing fields and Dr. Stephanie Seneff on the effects of Roundup's key ingredient, Glyphosate.

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