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  • Jennifer Boyles United States, SC, Darlington

    Interests: Agribusiness, Women In Agriculture

    SC WAgN

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    South Carolina Women in Agriculture Network
    Interest: Agribusiness

    National Speakers to Present at the 2019 SC AgriBiz Expo

    By Miriam Pflug

    Published 7 months ago

    Two inspiring speakers will kick off the SC AgriBiz & Farm Expo this year. American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall and award-winning author and speaker Michele Payn will both offer enlightening and inspiring presentations during the opening of the seventh annual expo... 23 and 24 at the Florence Center in Florence, S... Starting at 8 a... The tracks are: field crops, fruits and vegetables, livestock and women in agriculture...

    Categories: Corn, Peanuts, Soybeans

    5 reasons to choose chitosan oligosaccharide in organic agriculture

    By Darren Chan

    Published 7 months ago

    In the application of agricultural production, chitosan oligosaccharides not only make crops grow better and robust, but also has obvious effects in stress resistance and pest resistance. Numerous studies have shown that chitosan oligosaccharides can induce broad-spectrum resistance, enhance the plant’s own defense ability, inhibit the growth of a variety of plant pathogenic microorganisms, and it is non-toxic and can be microbial degradation, and will not pollute the environment. This makes it an important role in agricultural production as a new type of green production... Inducing the production of plant resistance proteinsChitosan oligosaccharides and their derivatives can induce plants to produce resistance proteins against pathogens. Many studies have shown that chitooligosaccharides induce plants to produce chitinase, chitosanase and l-3-glucanase...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Organic

    Diversity in Agriculture: How Diverse & Inclusive is the Industry?:

    By AgCareers.com Team

    Published 1 years, 2 months ago

    Employers often allocate resources to recruiting diverse talent and are quick to tell candidates how welcoming of a work environment they'll find. Job seekers want to know they are going to work for an organization that welcomes diversity in its most traditional sense, as well as a broader scope that accounts for diversity of thought and experiences... In response, we conducted a survey to capture employer's efforts to address diversity within their organizations. While there's a lot of talk about diversity in agriculture, we wanted data to back up the statement that the industry generally embraces and supports diversity in the workplace... No longer is there a typical employee in agriculture; rather we've outgrown stereotypes about the demographics of our industry...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    unique technology in ORGANIC AGRICULTURE- invention of Ukrainian scientist

    By Victoria Exportmanager

    Published 10 months ago

    Dear friends and colleagues! I would like to represent information about unique technology in the sphere of ORGANIC AGRICULTURE, which does not have analogues in the world!!! Who will be interested please contact me for more details (agroexport2015@gmail. com , WA,viber, telegram +380633196909)! The technology and products are 100% organic!!!!Scientific Research Institute of Noospheric Valeology presents its program of planetary ecological safety, inextricably linked with the problem of global warming. Our program returns epigenetic memory to plants, enhances the ability to capture by the plants high-energy photons (significantly increases the photosynthetic efficiency), contributes to the growth rate of chemical processes in the cell at the nanoscale level, that in application plan increases the regeneration of oxygen (О2) and fresh water (Н2О) by plants and disposal of CO2, leads to the reduction of greenhouse effect, significantly increasing crop yields, restores humus and biota in the soil, promotes improvement and remediation of lands... Full fertility is restored during one year, undergo full remediation (cleaning) of soils from heavy metals, salts, petroleum, radiation, pesticides, organic residues, including starch and its compounds... We can offer desperately needed applied programs at the nanoscale for the development of agriculture, planetary environmental safety and other industries...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Organic

    Benefits of humic acid in agriculture

    By Darren Chan

    Published 2 months ago

    Humic acid is a mixture of natural organic macromolecular compounds, which exists in all soils, plants and animals,and have been widely used in agricultural production in recent years due to their unique physiological functions. Features of using Humic acidImproved soil structure, prevents high water and nutrient losses in bad soils... Enhances plant’s nature resistance against diseases and pests... What’s more, In addition to these above benefits, its role in plant stress resistance has also received increasing attention. Plant drought stressUnder drought conditions, the application of humic acid-containing fertilizer can promote the increase of proline content in plant leaves to improve the drought resistance of crops...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Organic

    Benefits of humic acid in agriculture

    By Darren Chan

    Published 2 months ago

    Humic acid is a mixture of natural organic macromolecular compounds, which exists in all soils, plants and animals,and have been widely used in agricultural production in recent years due to their unique physiological functions. Features of using Humic acidImproved soil structure, prevents high water and nutrient losses in bad soils... Enhances plant’s nature resistance against diseases and pests... What’s more, In addition to these above benefits, its role in plant stress resistance has also received increasing attention. Plant drought stressUnder drought conditions, the application of humic acid-containing fertilizer can promote the increase of proline content in plant leaves to improve the drought resistance of crops...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Organic

    Why Mycorrhiza is important in Agriculture

    By Darren Chan

    Published 1 month ago

    There is no doubt that mycorrhizae play the important role in plant growth... Their symbiotic relationship with plants helps them access extra water and nutrients source in soil. How does it workMycorrhizal spores germinate when in contact with plant roots and form filaments (hyphae), which create a symbiotic relationship increasing the plants ability to uptake fixed nutrients and water, improving plant performance. Mycorrhizal fungi increase the surface absorbing area of roots 100 to a 1,000 times, thereby greatly improving the ability of the plant to access soil resources. Mycorrhizal fungi increase nutrient uptake not only by increasing the surface absorbing area of the roots, but also release powerful enzymes into the soil that dissolve hard-to-capture nutrients, such as organic nitrogen, phosphorus, iron and other “tightly bound” soil nutrients...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Organic, Wheat

  • Jennifer Boyles United States, SC, Darlington

    Interests: Agribusiness, Women In Agriculture

    Kevin Sparenberg United States, IN, Crown Point

    Business Title: Sparenberg Services
    Job Title: Owner
    About: Retired but still active with instructional design projects.
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Marketing, Agribusiness

    RF Agriculture United States, CA, Inglewood

    About: Agricultural products wholesaler
    Interests: Precision Ag, Marketing

    AgFuse Administrator United States, SC, Blenheim

    Business Title: AgFuse LLC
    Job Title: Adminstrator
    About: AgFuse is a social media network created specifically to connect farmers and agriculture professionals throughout the world.
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Capitol Commodity Hedging Services United States, IN, Indianapolis

    Job Title: President
    About: My job includes senior commodity analyst and hedging manager; I provide tailored hedge strategies for producers and end users in many market sectors including the following: Grains, Energies, Metals, Livestock, Cotton; and make myself available to discuss implementation of these programs.
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Soybeans, Wheat, Rice, Canola, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Hogs, Marketing, Feeder Cattle

    Agribusiness Global Australia, Western Australia, Cottesloe

    Business Title: Agribusiness Global Alliance
    Job Title: President
    About: Main site at www.iagribusiness.com. We are the world's 1st 100% online industry advancement group for the world's largest industry: Agribusiness, we grow you Other sites listed at www.about.me/Agribusiness
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness, All Others

    SUNCUE Grain Dryer Taiwan, Taiwan, Taichung

    Business Title: SUNCUE
    Job Title: Grain Drying Consultant
    About: SUNCUE has been continuously inventing pioneered drying technology over the past 50 years. Pursuing lowest drying cost, producing highest quality grain, providing greatest benefit to farmers.
    Interests: Corn, Peanuts, Soybeans, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Poultry, Organic, Marketing, Agribusiness

  • SC WAgN

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    South Carolina Women in Agriculture Network
    Interest: Agribusiness

    Nationwide Farm Insurance

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    Our commitment to agriculture began in 1909, through decades of service we have earned our position as the #1 farm insurer in the country. Let our expertise help protect your future.
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Agribusiness

    Healthcare As A Business Advantage

    Public
    Helping Agriculture businesses with healthcare their workers can afford and use.
    Interest: Marketing

    Canadian Agriculture & Equipment

    Public
    If You work in Agriculture or a business supporting it, you need to join this group. Let\'s connect and help each other out.
    Interest: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Ag Sustainability And Innovation

    Public
    Posts related to sustainability and innovation for agriculture
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Agribusiness

    Grain Dryer

    Public
    Grain Dryer & Grain Drying Technology
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Poultry, Cover Crops, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Social Media & Agriculture

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    A place to share ideas, testimonials, and stories about bridging the gap between farmers and the end consumer. If you are passionate about telling your story, join now.
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Moringaseed

    Public
    Moringa seed and leaves cures uncountable illnesses
    Interest: Corn, Soybeans, Rice, Beef Cattle, Poultry, Specialty, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Agribusiness Insurance Advisers

    Public
    We are an insurance agency dedicated to providing competitive insurance and risk transfer solutions that protect farms, families and agribusiness companies that we serve.
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Marketing, Agribusiness

  • National Speakers to Present at the 2019 SC AgriBiz Expo

    By Miriam Pflug

    Published 7 months ago

    Two inspiring speakers will kick off the SC AgriBiz & Farm Expo this year. American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall and award-winning author and speaker Michele Payn will both offer enlightening and inspiring presentations during the opening of the seventh annual expo... 23 and 24 at the Florence Center in Florence, S... Starting at 8 a... The tracks are: field crops, fruits and vegetables, livestock and women in agriculture...

    Categories: Corn, Peanuts, Soybeans

    5 reasons to choose chitosan oligosaccharide in organic agriculture

    By Darren Chan

    Published 7 months ago

    In the application of agricultural production, chitosan oligosaccharides not only make crops grow better and robust, but also has obvious effects in stress resistance and pest resistance. Numerous studies have shown that chitosan oligosaccharides can induce broad-spectrum resistance, enhance the plant’s own defense ability, inhibit the growth of a variety of plant pathogenic microorganisms, and it is non-toxic and can be microbial degradation, and will not pollute the environment. This makes it an important role in agricultural production as a new type of green production... Inducing the production of plant resistance proteinsChitosan oligosaccharides and their derivatives can induce plants to produce resistance proteins against pathogens. Many studies have shown that chitooligosaccharides induce plants to produce chitinase, chitosanase and l-3-glucanase...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Organic

    Diversity in Agriculture: How Diverse & Inclusive is the Industry?:

    By AgCareers.com Team

    Published 1 years, 2 months ago

    Employers often allocate resources to recruiting diverse talent and are quick to tell candidates how welcoming of a work environment they'll find. Job seekers want to know they are going to work for an organization that welcomes diversity in its most traditional sense, as well as a broader scope that accounts for diversity of thought and experiences... In response, we conducted a survey to capture employer's efforts to address diversity within their organizations. While there's a lot of talk about diversity in agriculture, we wanted data to back up the statement that the industry generally embraces and supports diversity in the workplace... No longer is there a typical employee in agriculture; rather we've outgrown stereotypes about the demographics of our industry...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    unique technology in ORGANIC AGRICULTURE- invention of Ukrainian scientist

    By Victoria Exportmanager

    Published 10 months ago

    Dear friends and colleagues! I would like to represent information about unique technology in the sphere of ORGANIC AGRICULTURE, which does not have analogues in the world!!! Who will be interested please contact me for more details (agroexport2015@gmail. com , WA,viber, telegram +380633196909)! The technology and products are 100% organic!!!!Scientific Research Institute of Noospheric Valeology presents its program of planetary ecological safety, inextricably linked with the problem of global warming. Our program returns epigenetic memory to plants, enhances the ability to capture by the plants high-energy photons (significantly increases the photosynthetic efficiency), contributes to the growth rate of chemical processes in the cell at the nanoscale level, that in application plan increases the regeneration of oxygen (О2) and fresh water (Н2О) by plants and disposal of CO2, leads to the reduction of greenhouse effect, significantly increasing crop yields, restores humus and biota in the soil, promotes improvement and remediation of lands... Full fertility is restored during one year, undergo full remediation (cleaning) of soils from heavy metals, salts, petroleum, radiation, pesticides, organic residues, including starch and its compounds... We can offer desperately needed applied programs at the nanoscale for the development of agriculture, planetary environmental safety and other industries...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Organic

    Benefits of humic acid in agriculture

    By Darren Chan

    Published 2 months ago

    Humic acid is a mixture of natural organic macromolecular compounds, which exists in all soils, plants and animals,and have been widely used in agricultural production in recent years due to their unique physiological functions. Features of using Humic acidImproved soil structure, prevents high water and nutrient losses in bad soils... Enhances plant’s nature resistance against diseases and pests... What’s more, In addition to these above benefits, its role in plant stress resistance has also received increasing attention. Plant drought stressUnder drought conditions, the application of humic acid-containing fertilizer can promote the increase of proline content in plant leaves to improve the drought resistance of crops...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Organic

    Benefits of humic acid in agriculture

    By Darren Chan

    Published 2 months ago

    Humic acid is a mixture of natural organic macromolecular compounds, which exists in all soils, plants and animals,and have been widely used in agricultural production in recent years due to their unique physiological functions. Features of using Humic acidImproved soil structure, prevents high water and nutrient losses in bad soils... Enhances plant’s nature resistance against diseases and pests... What’s more, In addition to these above benefits, its role in plant stress resistance has also received increasing attention. Plant drought stressUnder drought conditions, the application of humic acid-containing fertilizer can promote the increase of proline content in plant leaves to improve the drought resistance of crops...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Organic

    Why Mycorrhiza is important in Agriculture

    By Darren Chan

    Published 1 month ago

    There is no doubt that mycorrhizae play the important role in plant growth... Their symbiotic relationship with plants helps them access extra water and nutrients source in soil. How does it workMycorrhizal spores germinate when in contact with plant roots and form filaments (hyphae), which create a symbiotic relationship increasing the plants ability to uptake fixed nutrients and water, improving plant performance. Mycorrhizal fungi increase the surface absorbing area of roots 100 to a 1,000 times, thereby greatly improving the ability of the plant to access soil resources. Mycorrhizal fungi increase nutrient uptake not only by increasing the surface absorbing area of the roots, but also release powerful enzymes into the soil that dissolve hard-to-capture nutrients, such as organic nitrogen, phosphorus, iron and other “tightly bound” soil nutrients...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Organic, Wheat

    Best guide for chitosan oligosaccharide in agriculture

    By Darren Chan

    Published 3 months ago

    Chitosan oligosaccharide is known as plant vaccines and they are the third type of vaccine after human and animal vaccines. It’s applied in a wide range of crops and application methods are also very flexible... A wealth of compound products has emerged in and will open up a new path for crop nutrition and health. Now we analyze the current mainstream application methods: 1. Seed Pretreatment - disease resistance, strong seedlings, increased yieldBy seed dressing, soaking, coating and other methods to treat seeds, it can increase seed germination force, increase seed germination rate and prompt seed emergence with full and strong seedlings, and so on...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Corn, Organic

    Financing Agriculture

    By Robert Morgan

    Published 1 years, 3 months ago

    Banks want Agricultural businesses to keep being in debt by raising interest rates everytime a Agribusiness wants to refinance. Agrilend solves this problem by focusing on providing distressed agricultural business refinancing through a process of Recapitalization. Recapitalization is a type of corporate reorganization involving a substantial change to a company’s capital debt structure... In more complicated transactions, mezzanine financing and other hybrid securities are involved. At Agrilend our expertise relies on Corporate Turnaround & Restructuring through Recapitalization, therefore refinancing the existing capital debt structure hereby positioning the farmer for expansion and growth by achieving profitability...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    We are seeking investment opportunities in Agriculture.

    By Robert Morgan

    Published 1 years, 3 months ago

    Agrilend has been in business for over 24 years, first registered as Servicios Financieros de Agricultura, S... in Colombia it extended its growth incorporating two other entities controlled by the Colombian Parent company to be domiciled in The United States of America, the first being Agriculture Services & Supply, Inc registered as a for profit corporation in Florida in November 1, 1994 and then its financing lending operation Agricultural Mortgage Company of America, LLC License Number ML0100663 incorporated in May 1rst of 2001. Agrilend let its Commercial Lending license to expire in August 31, of 2002 to assume more the business model utilized in Private Equity and not just restricted to the banking regulations of commercial lending. During this 24 year period, however, the real growth of the company has occurred during the last preceding 19 years in operation throughout 6 of its subdivisions in terms of agricultural finance, trade, export, import, production, distribution, manufacturing, and portfolio diversification. Within this timespan, Ethanol, Rubber, Palm Oil, and Biofuels accounted for slightly less than 0% of its capitalization and market share...

  • Posted By Miriam Pflug
    7 months ago

    Fruit & Vegetable Continuing Education at the 7th Annual, SC AgriBiz & Farm Expo
    January 23-24, 2019
    The expo will offer two general sessions and four educational tracks during the 2019 Expo. The tracks are: field crops, fruits and vegetables, livestock and women in agriculture. For anyone growing produce, the fruit and vegetable track will offer valuable information. Throughout both days, specific sessions will explore various components of production, marketing, and long-term success. Speakers represented consist of: An extensive variety of Clemson University Staff, as well as Lonnie Kelley with Food Lion; NC State Ext Agent, Bruce McLean; Dave Kowert and Thomas McNeil of NextTrack Consulting just to name a few. Lots happening in the Fruit & Vegetable Track--hope to see you soon.
    Admission is free and no registration required.  

    Posted By Miriam Pflug
    7 months ago

    National Speakers to Present at the 2019 SC AgriBiz ExpoTwo inspiring speakers will kick off the SC AgriBiz & Farm Expo this year. American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall and award-winning author and speaker Michele Payn will both offer enlightening and inspiring presentations during the opening of the seventh annual expo. The SC AgriBiz & Farm Expo will be held on Jan. 23 and 24 at the Florence Center in Florence, S.C. Starting at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Duvall will present during the Farmer Appreciation Breakfast compliments of AgFirst Farm Credit Banks. He will discuss the Farm Bill and other agricultural issues. President of the AFBF since January 2016, Duvall is a poultry, cattle, and hay producer from Greene County, Georgia. He was first elected president of the American Farm Bureau Federation in January 2016 after serving for nine years as president of the Georgia Farm Bureau. He was re-elected for a second term in January 2018.A Farm Bureau member since 1977, Duvall has held numerous Farm Bureau leadership positions at the state and county levels. As AFBF President, he has worked to unify agriculture and grow Farm Bureau's influence in our nation's capital. He and Agriculture Secretary, Sonny Perdue are good friends and they work together to promote and strengthen agriculture. In 2017, President Donald Trump appointed Duvall to the White House Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations. Also in 2017, he was honored by the National 4-H Council as a Founding Luminary.Following Duvall’s presentation Michele Payn will present Celebrating Agriculture, a high-energy keynote focused on celebrating the people, promise, and passion in agriculture. She will discuss the importance of people working together in farming, knowing your own legacy to get you through tough times and speaking the same language through hot buttons (passion).As principal of Cause Matters Corp., Payn connects the people and science of food and farming. She is known for being a community catalyst, a passionate advocate for global agriculture - and antagonizing people into action. She has worked with farmers in more than 25 countries, raised over $5 million in sponsorships for the National FFA Foundation and founded AgChat and FoodChat on Twitter. She is the author of two books, No More Food Fights! and Food Truths from Farm to Table, an IPPY bronze medal winner and Amazon #1 best seller. Duvall and Payn’s national acclaim and expertise match the top quality of the presenters throughout the SC AgriBiz & Farm Expo. Established to serve as an umbrella event for all aspects of agriculture and agribusiness, the expo offers a robust schedule of training and networking opportunities. With free admission and a diverse array of offerings there will be something for everyone, said Expo Executive Director Jody Martin.“Education is a primary goal of the SC AgriBiz & Farm Expo. Programs are designed to give farmers the tools they need to grow better crops and...

    Posted By AgTech News By Agroop
    9 months ago

    https://blog.agroop.net/en/blog/2018/11/16/more-than-50-of-women-in-agriculture-say-gender-discrimination-is-widespread/

    Posted By Pee Dee Crop Producer Reports
    2 years, 3 months ago

    "Female farmers turn to ‘Annie’s Project’ program for knowledge, empowerment" http://newsstand.clemson.edu/mediarelations/female-farmers-turn-to-extension-program-for-knowledge-empowerment/
    Call for Applications: AI for Earth Innovation Grant

    The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF) and Microsoft are collaborating on the AI for Earth innovation grant to support applicants in creating and deploying open source machine learning models, algorithms, and data sets that directly tackle environmental problems faced by the world today.

    With the latest IPCC Special Report outlining the level and urgency of broad action required to prevent global temperatures from exceeding 1.5 degrees, we would like to request a call for proposals that can deliver impactful solutions to immediate matters in the following four categories:

    · Climate change
    · Biodiversity conservation
    · Agriculture
    · Water

    Application Deadline: July 31st 2019

    Illustration Photo: Women watering mukau sapplings in Kenya's arid Eastern Province (credits: Flore de Preneuf / World Bank / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))

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    Call for Nominees for the 2019 Maize Youth Innovators Awards – Africa

    Nominations are now open for the 2019 MAIZE Youth Innovators Awards – Africa! These awards are part of the efforts that the CGIAR Research Program on Maize (MAIZE) is undertaking to promote youth participation in maize based agri-food systems. These awards recognize the contributions of young women and men below 35 years of age who are implementing innovations in African maize-based agri-food systems, including research-for-development, seed systems, agribusiness, and sustainable intensification.

    Young people are the key to ensuring a food-secure future and agricultural sustainability. However, rural youth face many challenges related to unemployment, underemployment and poverty. According to the FAO, facilitating young people’s participation in agriculture has the potential to drive widespread rural poverty reduction among young people and adults alike. In Africa, where over 300 million smallholder-farming families grow and consume maize as a staple crop, the human population stands at 1.2 billion people, 60 percent of whom are below the age of 25.

    Applications should be submitted via the online Application Form by March 15, 2019.

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    Call for Nominations: 2019 Africa Food Prize

    The Africa Food Prize recognizes extraordinary women, men, and institutions whose outstanding contributions to African agriculture are forging a new era of sustainable food security and economic opportunity that elevates all Africans.

    Award Criteria

    The Prize Committee considers the following criteria for the Prize:

    Contribution to reducing poverty and hunger and/or improving food and nutrition security in measurable terms
    Contribution to providing a vital source of income and/ or employment in measurable terms
    Potential for transformative change through scalability, replication, and sustainability
    Increased awareness and cooperation among African audiences and organizations
    Proven leadership potential of the individual or organization, specifically the ability of the to persevere despite significant challenges or risks

    Nominations must be submitted no later than 14 May 2019

    Illustration Photo: National Wheat Coordinator Dr. Ruth Wanyera gives a lesson to pathology interns in the field of a fungicide efficiency trial at KALRO Njoro Research Station, Nakuru, Kenya. (credits: CIMMYT / Peter Lowe / International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0))

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    https://www.agriculture.com/family/women-in-agriculture/new-years-resolutions

    Posted By Pee Dee Crop Producer Reports
    1 years, 4 months ago

    http://newsstand.clemson.edu/mediarelations/annies-project-educational-retreat-set-for-states-female-farmers/

    Posted By Ag Sustainability And Innovation
    1 years, 6 months ago

    Inclusive Climate-Smart Finance (in Africa) – Reaching those most in need

    Addressing the climate challenge rests inter alia on the availability of adequate and sustainable climate-smart finance, along with properly designed mechanisms for its smooth provision. Leveraging such mechanisms has the potential to address socio-economic imbalances and political grievances that aggravate communities’ vulnerability and reduce their resilience to the impacts of climate change and extremes. Implementing an inclusive approach – that takes into account the needs, interests and differential vulnerabilities of men and women – in all aspects of project development, including the conceptual phase, programme design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, will ensure resilience, project sustainability and gender equality.

    Illustration Photo: Jemimah mwikali and her husband John Ndolo small scale farmers who have learned how to harvest rain water. (credits: Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0))

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