February 2017
The latest news, views and content direct to your inbox from the global sustainable agricultural coalition Farming First
An invitation to meet us in Washington D.C. plus the latest news and views from the coalition - welcome to our first newsletter of 2017!


Join us at the Global Food Security Symposium in Washington D.C.
Farming First is proud to be a media partner for the Chicago Council's Global Food Security Symposium in Washington D.C. on 29th-30th March. We'll be live tweeting, blogging and sending a daily digest of the day's events. A new blog from the Farming First Co-Chairs is out now on the Chicago Council website asking: Can we turn Generation Yum into Generation Ag?
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OFC17 Brings in a Global Perspective
This year, one of the most influential farming conferences in Europe, The Oxford Farming Conference, invited South African coffee guru Konrad Britz to discuss his blueprint for a more sustainable agricultural trading system. Check out our blog on his presentation.
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img New Expert Guest Blogs
Our expert blog series brings you the latest opinions from agriculture thought leaders from all over the world. 
Five Fast Facts About Meat and the Environment 

by Shirley Tarawali, ILRI
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The Cost of Climate Change for Ugandan Farmers 
by Lawrence Biyika Songa, Government of Uganda
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Feeding the Appetite for Sustainable Tourism 
by Jhannel Tomlinson, YPARD
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img New Supporters
Farming First is delighted to welcome two new supporters! Click on the logo to learn more about each organisation.





img Upcoming Events
15-17 February 2017
Argus FMB Africa Fertilizer Conference
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14 March 2017
Sustainable Smallholder Development Conference
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29-30th March 2017
Global Food Security Symposium
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