Nebraska Water for Food at 8th World Water Forum in Brazil

cindy zimmerman

The 8th World Water Forum, held in Brazil last month, drew more than 20,000 participants from 170 countries to focus on the challenges and solutions to ensuring water security around the world. The Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska (DWFI) coordinated the Water for Food track of sessions with the Food and Agriculture …

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Nebraska Congressman Praises Water for Food Forum

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Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) is very proud of the work that the Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska has been doing for the future of sustainable agriculture by encouraging the involvement of young people in the industry. “Agriculture has become cool! I never thought I would see that,” said Fortenberry at the recent Water for Food …

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Water For Food Charts the Way Forward

cindy zimmerman

The Water for Food International Forum last week ended on a high note as more than 40 high-level participants from around the globe shared their vision for and commitment to how the private and public sectors can work toward expanding access to irrigation. Kicking off the very large round table discussion was World Food Programme Ambassador Ertharin Cousin, Distinguished Fellow …

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Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Report

Cindy Zimmerman

The directors of the Illinois Department of Agriculture and Illinois Environmental Protection Agency yesterday presented the state’s Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy Biennial Report at the Farm Progress Show. This report describes actions taken in Illinois during the last two years to reduce nutrient losses and influence positive changes in nutrient loads over time. Illinois’ Strategy is one of numerous other …

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NCGA Moves Forward with Farmer Success

kelly marshall

It should be noted that the efforts of growers to create healthier soils and cleaner water are having an impact, which is why the National Corn Growers Association is taking that momentum forward. Last week the staff of the NCGA in Illinois, Colorado, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, and Ohio met to learn more about the balance between …

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Mammoth Trading Presents Lesson in Water Markets

Kelly Marshall

Mammoth Trading’s President, Richael Young sat on a panel during the 2017 Water for Food Global Conference called, “Drought, Water Risk and the Context for Water Markets.” Drought risk management was positioned as a focal point as panelists discussed the water transaction outlook, water policy trends and the role of public versus private investment in water markets. Mammoth Trading develops …

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Irrigation Pumps Move Africans Out of Poverty

Kelly Marshall

Now founder and CEO of KickStart International, Martin Fisher went to Africa for one year.  Seventeen years later he was still in Kenya, finding ways for technology and engineering to make a difference.  Martin presented what he’s learned at the 2017 Water for Food Global Conference where Jamie was able to sit down with him to hear his story of the …

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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 …

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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, …

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Jeff Raikes Honored at Water for Food

Kelly Marshall

Jeff Raikes was honored at this week’s 2017 Water for Food Conference.  As a co-founder of the Raikes Foundation and Daughterly Water for Food Foundation & Board Chair, he is credited with being the inspiration for the event with his concerns for finding local solutions to global challenges.  Raikes is stepping down from the board this year, but he is still committed …

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