Expanding Ag Technology in Africa

Kelly Marshall

The “Upscaling Solutions: Expanding access to irrigation for smallholders in sub­-Saharan Africa” session at the 2017 Water for Food Global Conference explored how public and private sector investors can support smallholder-irrigated agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa. The presentation included a whitepaper synthesis of case studies relevant to this topic. One case study was from International Development Enterprise (iDE), a global effort that spans …

Audio, Food, International, Security, technology, water

Bertram Presents On Global Food Security

Kelly Marshall

One of the plenary speakers at the 2017 Water for Food Conference was Robert Bertram, Chief Scientist, Bureau for Food Security, U.S. Agency for International Development. Bertram has served as a key adviser on a range of technical and programmatic issues to advance global food security and nutrition. He leads U.S. Agency for International Development’s evidence-based efforts to advance research, …

Ag Group, Audio, Food, Security, water

Register Now for Water for Food Global Conference

Kelly Marshall

The 2017 Water for Food Global Conference will be held on April 10-12 at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. The event, hosted by the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute, will welcome a record 100 speakers and experts coming together to find solutions to the world’s water and food security challenges. Attendees will experience three full days …

Events, Food, Security, water

#ASTAannual Addresses Food Security

Kelly Marshall

For most of us, a lack of food security isn’t so much a problem as it is a distant possibility. For many on the African continent, however, food security is still an awaited hope. John Mukuka attended the American Seed Trade Association event from Africa to share the important message of what is being done to replace hope with reality. Mukuka works …

Ag Group, ASTA, Food, Security

Syngenta Announces Crop Challenge Winners

Kelly Marshall

Xiaocheng Li, Huaiyang Zhong, and Associate Professors David Lobell and Stefano Ermon from Stanford University have won the inaugural Syngenta Crop Challenge in Analytics.  The Challenge was put together by Syngenta and the Analytics Society of The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) to find a model that would allow growers to predict which varieties of seed …

Agribusiness, Contest, Food, Security, Syngenta, technology

NCGA Joins with SoAR for the Future of Ag

Kelly Marshall

The National Corn Growers Association recently told us of their new strategic plan to increase demand and improve productivity and sustainability.  Now they’re showing us just what it is they plan to do about it.  The organization has now joined the Supporters of Agricultural Research (SoAR), a coalition of scientific, consumer and producer groups that seek out sound research policies …

Agribusiness, Food, NCGA, Research, Security

Research Leads to More Food with Fewer Resources

Kelly Marshall

Science and agriculture have been working together to feed a rapidly growing population and increasing yields is one of the most important factors in that food production.   Because yields are largely determined by a plant’s reaction to the stresses of drought, climate change and salinization of fields researchers at Arizona State University’s School of Life Sciences, the University of …

Food, Nutrient Management, Plant Science, Research, Resources, Security, water

Luke Bryan Tours on Behalf of #Thankful4Ag

Kelly Marshall

Luke Bryan, Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year, is touring with Bayer Corporation to bring attention to the 48 million Americans living in food insecure homes.  This is the second year that Bayer CropScience is working with Feeding America and Bryan’s Farm Tour to help feed families in need and you can be part …

Bayer CropScience, Security, social media, Twitter

Puckerface Challenge for Childhood Hunger

Kelly Marshall

Limoneira Co. and Produce Alliance are partnering in a social media campaign to raise funds and promote awareness of childhood hunger. Like the ice bucket challenge, The PA Puckerface  Challenge encourages participants to post a photo or video of themselves biting into a lemon and showing their best “puckerface.”  Challenge campions should post using the hashtag #PApuckerface along with a short …

Security, social media