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November 2015 Issue
The latest news, views and content direct to your inbox from the global sustainable agricultural coalition Farming First
2015 has been a milestone year for sustainable agriculture, development, and for Farming First! COP21 in Paris will close the year with a new climate agreement - take a tour through the advocacy tools we have built to help you communicate the importance of agriculture in the climate change debate.
 
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Climate Change and Agriculture Webinar
Heading to COP21 in Paris? Want to be armed with the latest information on agriculture's place in the climate change debate? If you missed our webinar that talks you through the newest knowledge, and how to use our communications materials, you can watch it again here.
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Farming First Climate Portal: All You Need to Know 
Make sure you also check out the Farming First Climate Portal, which is packed with materials to help you get your views across at COP21. This year, we updated our climate infographic that charts the history of the UNFCCC negotiations and how agriculture has fitted in. Our newly updated toolkit, with key messages, videos, factsheets and more was also updated this year to include the latest statistics and developments. Farming First will be on the ground at COP21 at the Farmer Day and the Global Landscape Forum. Let us know if we will see you there!
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The News and Views from the Borlaug Dialogue
Farming First was in Des Moines in October, acting as the official media partner for the Borlaug Dialogue conference, where Sir Fazle Hasan Abed was honoured with the prestigious World Food Prize. Farming First hosted expert blogs from a number of key speakers, held a Twitter Chat, and secured over 120 pieces of coverage for the World Food Prize press office. Read articles from BBC, USA Today and National Geographic, and browse our website for all our World Food Prize coverage this year. Stay tuned to Farming First TV where we will be publishing videos with high-level attendees in the coming weeks.
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Farming First is delighted to welcome its newest supporters - click the logos to find out more about each organisation.

 

 

 

 

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Read the latest guest blogs from global experts speaking at the Borlaug Dialogue
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Achieving SDG2 #StartsWithFarmers

by Pamela Anderson, Director of Agricultural Development, Gates Foundation
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Engaging Farmers, Women and Youth in Food Security for the Future

by Jim Borel, Executive Vice President, Dupont Pioneer
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Pioneering a Big Data Revolution in Agriculture


by Ruben G. Echeverria, Director General, CIAT
 
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October 2015
National Geographic
5 Questions We Want to Answer on World Food Day
Secured as part of the Farming First and World Food Prize partnership: Ambassador Kenneth Quinn, President of the World Food Prize Foundation outlines five key topics that the Borlaug Dialogue seeks to shed light on ahead of World Food Day.
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October 2015
BBC
More Women Researchers Needed "To Deliver Food Security"
Secured as part of the Farming First and World Food Prize partnership: BBC interviews Dr. Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg, Executive Director of AWARD on the need to bring more women into scientific careers in order to deliver global food security.
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October 2015
USA Today
The People, Issues of  the 2015 World Food Prize
Secured as part of the Farming First and World Food Prize partnership: USA Today highlights the key topics and speakers at the Borlaug Dialogue 2015.
 
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October 2015
Des Moines Register
World Food Prize Winner Gave Up Comfortable Life to Aid Poor
Secured as part of the Farming First and World Food Prize partnership: USA Today charts Sir Fazle's career in development and the transformations his leadership has inspired in Bangladesh.
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Farming First regularly brings you a brand new episode of Farming First TV, with exclusive interviews with a range of high-level professionals in agricultural development. Check out the latest episodes here.
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The Story Behind the World Food Prize Laureate 2015
with Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, Founder of BRAC
 
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Putting Nutrition on the Table in Zambia

with Sylvia Banda, Founder, Sylva Food Solutions
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Why Do We Need an International Year of Pulses?
with Tim McGreevy, CEO, US Dry Pea & Lentil Council
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19 November 2015
Little Beans, Big Opportunities
 
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1 December 2015
GFIA Africa

 
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1 December
COP 21 UN Climate Change Conference
 
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