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October 2015 Issue
The latest news, views and content direct to your inbox from the global sustainable agricultural coalition Farming First
As the #GlobalGoals are adopted by world leaders in New York, Farming First would like to congratulate its supporters for their hard work during the negotiation process to ensure agriculture got the attention it deserved. It's now the countdown to World Food Day! We will be partnering with the World Food Prize to promote the Borlaug Dialogue in Des Moines - read on for ways you can get involved in our work during this important week and in the lead up to the COP21 climate talks.
 

 

Tweet Your Questions to the #FoodPrize15 Panel - 6th October!
Can't make it to Iowa for the Borlaug Dialogue? As part of our ongoing media partnership, Farming First is giving you the exclusive opportunity to tune into a Twitter Chat with the President of the World Food Prize Foundation! Ambassador Kenneth Quinn will be joined by the Bangladesh-based NGO BRAC, who will be awarded the 2015 World Prize in Iowa and Borlaug Dialogue speaker Pamela Anderson Director of Agricultural Development at the Gates Foundation. Farming First supporters Agriculture for Impact and Fintrac will also be represented - tweet your questions now!

 
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Join Our Climate Change and Agriculture Webinar - 21st October
Do you want to engage at COP21 but not sure how? Register for our webinar that will provide an overview of how agriculture is positioned in the UNFCCC climate negotiations.  A series of resources for advocates and communicators will be presented to help you engage meaningfully in Paris.
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Explore All Our SDG Content in One Place!
Farming First and its supporters have been working hard for the last two years to make the Sustainable Development Goals work for farmers. Explore our interactive infographic "Food and Farming in 2030", our interactive toolkit "The Story of Agriculture and the SDGs" as well as expert blogs, our policy paper at our Sustainable Development Goals hub.
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Farming First Launches "The SDGs and Me"
Ahead of the United Nations General Assembly that saw the official adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Farming First launched a new online resource that compiles calls-to-action from ten farmers around the world on how to move the SDGs from goals to actions. Farmers from Cambodia to Kenya took part, and talked about the projects led by Farming First supporters that are already bringing them closer to goals of ending poverty, ending hunger, combating climate change and more. Explore the farmer stories by clicking the link below.
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Read the latest featured blogs from experts in agriculture and development.
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Partnering to End Poverty in Honduras


by Jose Perdomo, President, CropLife Latin America
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Farming in the Wake of Water Scarcity


by Hudson Shiraku,
YPARD
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Providing Working Capital for African Agribusinesses



by Alex Simuyandi, AgDevCo
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September 2015
BBC
Africa's Farmers Need Urgent "Climate-Proof" Investment

During Climate Week, the Montpellier Panel (convened by Farming First supporter Agriculture for Impact) launched its latest report on African food security in the face of climate change - click below to read the BBC's coverage of the report launch.
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September 2015
Impatient Optimists
10 Farmers on How to Put the Sustainable Development Goals into Action
Get to know how farmers in Cambodia, Benin and Bangladesh hope to embrace the SDGs, and find out what calls to action they have for governments, businesses and NGOs taking on SDG-led projects between now and 2030.
 
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September 2015
The Compass
Farmers Around the World Speak Out on the Sutainable Development Goals
When Halima Naiga was seven, she was told she had to leave school. Why? Because her parents did not want to waste money educating girls. Find out how her coffee crop is helping her achieve SDG 4 for her daughters.
 
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September 2015
Inter Press Service
Farming the Way Out of Poverty in Honduras
 
The USAID-ACCESO project in Honduras has led to farmer incomes doubling. Farming First supporter CropLife International formed a public-private partnership with the programme and trained 30,000 farmers in good agricultural practices and proper use of crop protection. 
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