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2014

 

14th GlobalHort Board Meeting

What Meeting
When 15th Jan 2014
Where Leuven, Belgium (BEL)
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2013

6th Africa Agriculture Science Week and FARA General Assembly

What Event
When 15th to 20th Jul 2013
Where Accra, Ghana (GHA)
More Info http://www.fara-africa.org/scienceweek/
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Theme: Africa Feeding Africa through Agricultural Science and Innovation

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13th GlobalHort Board Meeting

What Meeting
When 6th to 7th Aug 2013
Where Summerland, British Columbia, Canada (CAN)
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The Board Meeting will be followed by a workshop, "Partnering to Provide Knowledge Resources and Build Professional Capacity to Support Smallholder Horticulture in Africa"


 

12th GlobalHort Board Meeting

What Meeting
When 3rd to 5th Feb 2013
Where Brussels, Belgium (BEL)
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Hosted by the Flemish Ministry of Agriculture

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2012

6th Africa Agriculture Science Week and FARA General Assembly

What Event
When 15th to 20th Jul 2013
Where Accra, Ghana (GHA)
More Info http://www.fara-africa.org/scienceweek/
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13th GlobalHort Board Meeting

What Meeting
When 6th to 7th Aug 2013
Where Summerland, British Columbia, Canada (CAN)
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The Board Meeting will be followed by a workshop, "Partnering to Provide Knowledge Resources and Build Professional Capacity to Support Smallholder Horticulture in Africa"

 

GlobalHort 12th Board Meeting

What Meeting
When 3rd to 5th Feb 2013
Where Brussels, Belgium (BEL)
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Hosted by the Flemish Ministry of Agriculture


 

Indian Horticultural Congress 2012

What Congress
When 5th to 9th Nov 2012
Where Ludhiana, India (IND)
More Info http://www.hsiihc12.com/index.html
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Dr. Norman Looney, GlobalHort Chair, will be giving a plenary talk in the Global Scenario of Horticulture event. He will be talking about GlobalHort Initiatives and priorities.

 

Objectives
1.To take stock of the researchable issues in different horticultural crops, e.g. fruit and plantation, vegetable,tuber    and spices, flower,medicinal and aromatic plants.
2.To discuss the reorientation in education and transfer of technology in horticulture sector.
3.To discuss the potential of new tools and techniques in biotechnology for crop improvement.
4.To asses the potential of advances made and preparedness for addressing biotic and abiotic stresses.
5.To share the innovative technological advancements in Hi-Tech and peri-urban horticulture and innovations by    public and private sector including farmers.
6.To analyze the development in logistics for post-harvest management and innovative marketing and trade    strategies.

National Organizing secretary
Dr. A.K. Singh
Head, Division of Research & horticultural Technology
Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi-12
Tel: +91-11-25842127;25843214;+91-9899558691
Co-organizing Secretary
Dr S.K. singh, +91-9868450329
Dr Jai Prakash, +91-9654761955
E-mail: hsiihc12@gmail.com, hsi42@rediffmail.com

GlobalHort Attended

Making the connection: Value chains for transforming smallholder agriculture

What Event
When 6th to 9th Nov 2012
Where Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (ETH)
More Info http://makingtheconnection.cta.int/home
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This unique four day event will bring together international experts and practitioners to:

  • discuss how best to incorporate smallholders into value chains to promote agricultural and rural development,
  • debate how to transform smallholders into entrepreneurs,
  • identify conditions necessary to create a broader and more solid knowledge base for the promotion of sustainable value chains,
  • identify training and information-sharing needs.

GlobalHort Attended

 

World Urban Forum 6: "The Urban Future"

WhatForum
When 1st to 7th Sep 2012
Where Naples, Italy (ITA)
More Info http://www.unhabitat.org/categories.asp?catid=672
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Promotion of Vegetables and Fruit Conference (PROVAF)

What Conference
When 20th to 22nd Sep 2012
Where Accra, Ghana (GHA)
More Info http://www.ghih.org/home2/
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GlobalHort Attended

For more information contacts: President: Dr. George Nyarko and Convener: Francis Appiah

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2nd Symposium on Horticulture in Europe SHE

What Symposium
When 1st to 5th Jul 2012
Where Angers, France (FRA)
More Info https://colloque4.inra.fr/she2012
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 GlobalHort Attended

 


11th GlobalHort Board Meeting
 
What Meeting
When 4th to 6th Jul 2012
Where Angers, France (FRA)
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11th Meeting of the GlobalHort Board, Angers, France July 4-6, 2012

Published on 22nd Aug 2012

 

 

From left to right: GlobalHort- Remi Kahane (ExecSec), Farmers’ Organization- Raul Montemayor, AVRDC- Dyno Keatinge, HortCRSP- Amanda Crump, ISHS- Norman Looney (Chair), FAO- NeBambi Lutaladio (Luta), Agrinatura- Didier Pillot

The 11th Meeting of the GlobalHort Board of Directors was held in Angers, France in conjunction with the 2nd Symposium on Horticulture in Europe (SHE2012).  Several Board members   contributed to the pre-SHE international seminar, “Higher Education for Development in Horticulture.” Others joined SHE2012 as speakers or discussion leaders. One SHE2012 ‘Open Space’ event dealt specifically with horticulture for development.

 GlobalHort is at a crossroads with respect to both management and leadership. Remi Kahane’s term as Executive Secretary will finish at the end of February 2013 and the Board Chair, Norman Looney, representing ISHS, has indicated that he will also be stepping down in 2013.  The search for candidates for the Executive Secretary position is to commence immediately.   The terms of reference for this position will be updated and posted on the GlobalHort website. The next Chair will be elected by the Board at large at the next Board meeting. Decisions about renewal of several Board positions, taken during this July Board meeting, are likely to have a bearing on this election.

The Secretariat will continue to be located in Rome and hosted by FAO or the Global Forum for Agricultural Research (GFAR), or perhaps by some combination of both. Cooperation with CIRAD will continue, likely within the framework of a broader MoU between FAO and CIRAD but with no direct funding of GlobalHort.

A teleconference with Board member Mark Holderness, Executive Secretary of GFAR, confirmed that GFAR will cooperate with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to channel IFAD support for the GlobalHort Secretariat. It is hoped that this arrangement and these funds can be in place before year end. Both GFAR and IFAD are aware that CIRAD support for the Executive Secretary position ends in early 2013.  

 Given that GFAR is organizing the second Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD 2012; see http://www.egfar.org/gcard-2012) in Punta del Este, Uruguay Oct. 29-Nov. 1, 2012, there was an in-depth discussion about how GlobalHort can contribute to that conference. GlobalHort is working with GFAR to consolidate an alliance of partners promoting (Crop) Diversity for Development and it is expected that discussions about agro-biodiversity will be highlighted at this GCARD event. However, in the end it was decided that GlobalHort did not have the resources to join this particular conference. Horticulture for development and the even broader issue of agro-biodiversity for development would be promoted by GlobalHort partners, including AVRDC, FAO and the Horticulture CRSP, that would be represented in Uruguay.

Other topics given special attention at this Board meeting included the GlobalHort effort to build capacity for better horticulture education in African universities (the topic of the pre-SHE event in Angers) and the importance of developing and delivering a position paper on Horticulture for Development in cooperation with FAO. The former topic is of particular interest to Board member Didier Pillot, President of AgriNatura, and involves GlobalHort cooperation with a broad array of partners, many associated with the Global Consortium of Higher Education and Research for Agriculture (GCHERA). With respect to the Horticulture for Development position paper, it was agreed that this must be completed by year end and will involve input from most of the organizations represented on the GlobalHort Board. Board Chair, Dr. Looney, will shepherd this multi-contributor paper.

The 12th Meeting of the Board will be held 5-7 February 2013 in Brussels, Belgium. The Flemish Ministry of Agriculture and the Secretariat of the International Society for Horticultural Science have been approached to provide logistical support for this meeting.


Food and agriculture are on the agenda of the World Urban Forum 6 (WUF6)

What Forum
When 1st-7th Sept. 2012
Where Naples, Italy (ITA)

 

 FAO in conjunction with GlobalHort convened two diversification and nutrition events, one on Food Systems (Food for the Cities) and another on urban forestry.  These events were in competition with 22 other events "and need to be supported by the largest attendance.

GlobalHort and FAO had a booth to raise awareness of visitors (city planners, mayors, donor agencies and civil society) about the challenges to supply fresh and safe food to the cities. Food and nutrition security through diet diversification, good practices in production and postharvest, and the socio-environmental issues of community gardens in a city will be developed from the team present at the booth.

GlobalHort Attended


 DOCNet Workshop

What Workshop
When 10th to 11th Jan 2012
Where Rome, Italy (ITA)
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10th GlobalHort Board Meeting
What Meeting
When 13th to 14th Jan 2012
Where Skukuza Conference Centre, Kruger National Park, South Africa (ZAF)
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Reviewing and Refining the GlobalHort Mandate: Some Highlights of the January 2012 Board Meeting

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The 10th meeting of the GlobalHort Board was held in Nelspruit, SouthFrom left to right: Agrinatura- Didier Pillot, AVRDC- Victor Afari-Sefa, Farmers’ Organization- Raul Montemayor, GlobalHort- Remi Kahane (ExecSec), ISHS- Norman Looney (Chair), FAO- NeBambi Lutaladio (Luta), HortCRSP- Beth Mitcham Africa on 13-14 January and was firmly linked to the Second All-Africa Horticultural Congress. This Congress was a great success and is further reviewed in this Newsletter. The juxtaposition of these events, the Congress and the Board meeting, was meant to be a clear signal to our Horticulture for Development (H4D) colleagues in Africa and around the world that global networking and facilitating professional development are key elements of the GlobalHort mandate. The presence of the full Board of ISHS was also a strong signal of the importance given to continental events gathering communities of scientists, policy makers and actors of the horticulture value chain.

However it became crystal clear to me, when reflecting on the topics addressed during this Board meeting, that GlobalHort is strongly positioned to provide both cohesion and leadership to a much broader range of multi-partner and ‘development-relevant’ activities. Consider the following three activity realms that were discussed in some depth during this Board meeting.

GlobalHort and the ‘Diversity for Development’ special interest group convened by GFAR and ITPGRFA

During much of 2011 and now into 2012, GlobalHort has worked with our Global Forum for Agricultural Research (GFAR) and International Treaty for Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) colleagues in Rome to facilitate the bringing together of organizations and agencies with a shared vision about the importance of crop diversity (i.e., producing a richer array of crops) within the broader vision of sustainable smallholder agriculture worldwide.  Given that most of the high-value crop options available to smallholders are horticultural crops and that horticulture embraces the greatest range of crop species and varieties within plant agriculture, GlobalHort is logically positioned to play a prominent role in this discussion. Crops for the Future, The World Vegetable Center, The Global Non-Timber Forest Products Partnership led by the International Center for Bamboo and Rattan, and Bioversity International are among the score of other key partners in this effort.

In late 2011 and with support from GFAR, GlobalHort contracted the services of Dr. Hannah Jaenicke to help develop an agreed ‘rationale’ and terms of reference for this initiative. Her assignment was to develop an evidence-based position paper around the social, economic and environmental strengths of a smallholder farming model based on a greater diversity of crops (i.e., less reliance on a limited number of staple crops) and commercializing the indigenous plants (and the local knowledge about these plants) around the world. There is a strong voice within this constituency for ‘preservation through use’ of neglected crop species and traditional varieties of established crops with potential to enrich modern agriculture. The interests and ambitions of this Diversity for Development alliance are also highly consistent with the sustainable intensification of smallholder agriculture policy guidelines outlined in the recently published Save and Grow document of FAO.   

Through the efforts of Dr. Jaenicke and many others, this position paper is now at the final editing stage and publication is expected for the Second Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development in November this year. This effort has been very valuable in that it has helped define the common interests of these organizations so that they can collectively advocate for various ‘Diversity for Development’ causes. GlobalHort is a proud partner and an active contributor to this new alliance.

Horticulture and Health in an Urbanizing World

Among the many benefits arising from positioning the GlobalHort Secretariat in Rome and hosted by FAO are the opportunities to join forces with a range of FAO initiatives that recognize that horticulture can address important issues around food and nutrition security. These include the Food for the Cities  and the related Growing Greener Cities  programs of FAO, and the Global Fruit and Vegetables for Health Initiative involving both FAO and WHO.

In addition to these links to FAO, GlobalHort partners like the World Vegetable Center  and the USAID-supported Horticulture CRSP have clearly defined objectives for improving food and nutrition security through greater uptake of horticultural industry in the developing world. One GlobalHort Board position is specifically reserved for a representative of the ‘horticulture for health’ community and this is capably filled by Ms. Boitshepo Giyose, Nutrition Advisor for NEPAD.

During 2011, GlobalHort contributed substantively to international workshops on fruit and vegetable city supply (Nairobi, Kenya) and the PROFAV (Promotion of Fruits and Vegetables for Health) event at Arusha, Tanzania. Both events pointed the way toward further involvement by GlobalHort in advocacy, networking, and capacity building to achieve objectives shared by a consortium of partners.

Tertiary Horticultural Education Assessment in Africa to Highlight Value Chain Approach

GlobalHort was represented by Remi Kahane and Board member,Africa map Didier Pillot at the ‘Support to Tertiary Agricultural Education in Africa’ workshop, Wageningen March 26-28, 2012. In collaboration with ANAFE, FARA and RUFORUM, they gave a presentation titled "Opportunities of a Thematic Approach at the Continental and Sub-Regional Level- A Case Study on Horticulture".

The workshop participants discussed new mechanisms to support TAE in Africa by assessing lessons learned from past and current support programs, and by matching possible new initiatives with Africa’s own plans for TAE, as expressed in Pillar 4 of the Comprehensive Africa Agricultural Development Programme of NEPAD, and by the World Bank supported TEAM-Africa initiative. The latter has a new coordinator, Hamidou Boly hosted by the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Development in Agriculture (RUFORUM) and the African Network for Agriculture, Agroforestry and Natural Resources Education (ANAFE). The Wageningen Workshop aimed to align the various North American and European donor support mechanisms and also addressed the support requirements for a number of existing (bilateral) university partnership programs.

The results presented by GlobalHort offered perspectives to the TEAM-Africa coordination unit for a working method based on assessments. GlobalHort offered to further analyze the data and facilitate other assessments of the needs for skills by emerging horticulture industries in Africa.

Clearly, there is much to advocate, connect and facilitate within the realm of Horticulture for Development. It is an interest area virtually unlimited in relevance, scope and opportunity. With each passing year we discover new opportunities for GlobalHort involvement as a catalyst for collective actions.  We discover, or are discovered by new partners that share our vision about reducing poverty and improving family and community health through greater uptake of horticulture industry by smallholder farmers, both rural and urban. As GlobalHort seeks new funding partners it can do so with complete confidence that the worldwide community of H4D actors can achieve much more through cooperation. GlobalHort can provide the leadership needed to assemble the critical mass essential to achieve impact.

 

Dr. Norman Looney

Board Chair of the Global Horticulture Initiative




 

 2nd All Africa Horticulture Congress 2012

What Congress
When 15th to 20th Jan 2012
Where Skukuza Conference Centre, Kruger National Park, South Africa (ZAF)
More Info http://www.aahc.co.za
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2011

PROFAV 2011: Promotion of Fruit and Vegetables for Health

What Event
When 26th to 30th Sep 2011
Where Arusha, Tanzania, United Republic of (TZA)
More Info http://www.globalhort.org/network-communities/horticulture-health/profav2011/
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10th African Crop Science Society Conference 2011

What Conference
When 10th to 13th Oct 2011
Where Maputo, Mozambique (MOZ)
More Info http://www.acss2011moz.uem.mz/
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9th GlobalHort Board Meeting

WhatMeeting
When22nd to 24th Jun 2011
WhereRome, Italy (ITA)
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GlobalHort, initiative mondiale pour l'horticulture fête ses 5 ans à Agropolis International

WhatEvent
When8th Apr 2011
WhereMontpellier, France (FRA)
More Infohttp://www.agropolis.fr/actualites/2011-globalhort.php
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GlobalHort Launch

On March 23, 2006 the Global Horticultural Initiative was launched during a special conference held in Montpellier, France. The idea of a consortium dedicated to horticulture had been initiated during the Global Horticulture Assessment (2005) and guided by the World Vegetable Centre (AVRDC) with the support of the Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD) and the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS).  Over 70 participants from Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe supported the Initiative tasked to facilitate the improvement of health and income of the poor in developing countries through its advocacy, promotion and coordination. 

Anniversary Program (English)
Anniversary program (French)
2006 Launch program and photos
SPECIAL 'ANNIVERSARY EDITION' OF GLOBALHORT NEWSLETTER(PDF)
BROCHURE OF GLOBALHORT ACCOMPLISHMENTS (PDF)

April 8, 2011 Video and Powerpoint Presentations

April 8, 2011 Round Table (PDF)


GFAR-ITPGR Meeting on Agrobiodiversity and the Development Importance of Local Varieties and Indigenous Species

WhatEvent
When20-21 Jan 2011
WhereRome, Italy
More Infohttp://www.egfar.org/egfar/website/new/eventpage?contentId=3120
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Aims of the meeting:
1. To create a first mapping of the initiatives, purpose and potential synergies of international, regional and national organizations and networks active in this area.
2. To identify the scope and scale of key development outcomes sought through collaborative action.
3. To identify possible supporting mechanisms to be addressed to take forwards such a partnership initiative into practice over the years ahead.
4. Providing a basis for discussions at the fourth Governing Body of the ITPGR on these issues.
5. What is needed for information sharing between organizations involved in the GFAR and the ITPGR.

Global Horticulture Initiative PPT  

GlobalHort Attended

2010

Smallholders: How to Involve Small Farmers in Commercial Agriculture

WhatEvent
When2nd Nov 2010
WhereVideo Conference, Tanzania, United Republic of (TZA)
More Infohttp://www.globalhort.org/activities/regional-coordination/
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Series of Interactive Seminars to be Provided by World Bank in Collaboration with GlobalHort and Others


  8th GlobalHort Board Meeting

WhatMeeting
When2nd to 3rd Dec 2010
WhereDakar, Senegal (SEN)
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Urbanization: Market Opportunities

WhatEvent
When30th Nov 2010
WhereVideo Conference, Tanzania, United Republic of (TZA)
More Infohttp://www.globalhort.org/activities/regional-coordination/
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Horticulture: Urban Natural Resources Management for Poverty Reduction

WhatEvent
When5th Feb 2010
WhereDar es Salaam, Tanzania, United Republic of (TZA)
More Infohttp://www.mdpafrica.org.zw/algaf10/roIfeb5_2010.pdf
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A lecture presented by Remi Kahane begin_of_the_skype_highlighting     end_of_the_skype_highlighting in the Africa Local Government Action Forum (ALGAF) Phase X Module "Natural Resources Management, Pro-Poor Governance and ICT"  (GDLN).

Remi Kahane's talk can be downloaded by clicking here.


 7th GlobalHort Board Meeting

WhatMeeting
When26th Mar 2010
WhereMontpellier, France (FRA)
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CIPCAD 2010 Challenges & Innovative Processes for Capacity Strengthening In Agriculture for Development

WhatEvent
When26th to 27th Mar 2010
WhereMontpellier, France (FRA)
More Infohttp://www.agropolis.fr/cipcad/pages/cipcad.php
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It aims to address global ARD challenges through capacity development and training support and to identify mechanisms for international collaborations in training and education.
The main challenges of the workshop are :

 

  • to strengthen the National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS) and the contribution of Higher education institutions
  • to give a full role to the “non-traditional research stakeholders” such as farmers’ organisations, NGOs and the private sector
  • to draw lessons from innovative experiences of higher education and training in ARD and/or innovation in agriculture and sustainable natural resources management
  • to discuss innovative alliances :
    • between individual institutions (such as university-to-university agreements of co-tutoring)
    • between regional networks
    • in the design and management of multi-stakeholder training platforms

GlobalHort Attended


GCARD2010: Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development

WhatConference
When28th to 31st Mar 2010
WhereMontpellier, France (FRA)
More Infohttp://www.egfar.org/egfar/website/gcard
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Enhancing Development Impact from Research: Building on Demand

The GCARD process will address the below questions:

  • What are the development needs where AR can play its best role?
     
  • How best do we turn research in development impacts at scale?
     
  • How can more effective pathways be developed to create impact for the poor?
     
  • What investments, institutions, policies and capacities are necessary? 

GlobalHort Attended


GlobalHort and GCARD in Montpellier, France: A New Partnership?

The Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD) took place in Montpellier, France Mach 28-31, 2010.  On March 26, 2010 GlobalHort held its 7th Board of Directors Meeting.    GlobalHort was involved in the development of the GCARD “Montpellier Road Map for Change.”  GlobalHort endeavored to put horticulture on that map and aims to become an empowering vehicle for collective actions that help the global agricultural research for development community meet the Millennium Development Goals.  

A consensus has emerged not just to alleviate poverty, but to abolish it.  Production of fresh fruits and vegetables by smallholders, most often in a mixed farming model, is  now widely recognized as a vehicle for stimulating entrepreneurship and reducing poverty.   More than ever, horticulture for health and prosperity must be promoted  and facilitated with research, education, and extension.   GlobalHort is well-positioned to act. 

The latest issue of GlobalHort Newsletter focuses on at a number of initiatives that GlobalHort is facilitating as an international consortium. 

GlobalHort Attended


 

GlobalHort Presented a Case Study at GCARD 2010 on Facilitating Smallholder Farmers' Access to Horticultural Training

As part of GCARD 2010, Farming First hosted a session entitled ‘Better Benefiting the Poor through Public-Private Partnerships for Innovation and Action.’ Within the discussions, a panel of experts addressed several case studies that present different ways that partnerships have helped to empower smallholder farmers around the world

Remi Kahane begin_of_the_skype_highlighting     end_of_the_skype_highlighting, Secretary of Global Horticulture Initiative, was one of the experts on the panel.  Click here for an abstract of his talk and please feel free to make a comment on the Blog.

GlobalHort Attended


Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD)

Dr. Ismail Serageldin, Director of the Library of Alexandria, set the mood of this congress when he said, "We must now become the new abolitionists of hunger and poverty." 

The Montpellier Conference March 28-31, 2010 brought together over 800 delegates, from all regions and sectors, from farmers to the heads of UN agencies, united in their concerns that, despite the benefits from agricultural research, one in six people in this world still suffer from hunger and poverty. The failure to prioritize agricultural research and development over the past two decades has left many countries ill‐equipped to either meet the Millennium Development Goals or cope with the kind of challenges brought to the forefront by the food and financial crises of the last few years.

The GCARD and its preceding regional consultations and thematic workshops, have led to the Montpellier Road Map for Change, establishing pathways that are open to all of us to achieve through our individual responsibilities and collective actions. The Roadmap builds from key principles strongly expressed by us all, that the development needs of poor farmers and consumers must be at the centre of the research agenda, with innovation processes, policies, partnerships and investments driven by their contribution towards desired development objectives.

The Road Map brings together two cross‐linked approaches;

i. Collective research and knowledge sharing actions to address key development‐focused themes and ii. Transformation and strengthening of agricultural research and extension systems, so that they deliver quickly and effectively towards key development objectives.

Building from the GCARD outcomes, the role of the Global Forum on Agricultural Research identified in the Road Map now focuses on facilitating each of the areas involved among AR4D implementingpartners of all kinds and helping to roll out the Road Map’s implications in each region, with our collective progress reported at GCARD 2. Strengthening agricultural research for development systems will particularly require our evidence‐based advocacy for increased investment in research, training and delivery systems; working through expert groups to help strengthen the involvement of development actors and farmers in research processes and in regional and national research fora; working through each regional body to facilitate participation of national and regional partners in the design and implementation of the large scale programs initiated by the CGIAR; developing mechanisms for increasing the accountability of research to its clients and their development aims; sharing best practices between regions and reporting on changes in donor and country actions in support of achieving shared development goals.

GlobalHort was very pleased to be able to participate in this event.

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GlobalHort Co-sponsors HODECT 2010 Meeting in Arusha

The Horticulture Development Council of Tanzania (HODECT) held a national stakeholders' workshop in Arusha, Tanzania May 31 to June 1, 2010.  GlobalHort was a proud co-sponsor of this event. The Hon. Mizengo Kayanza Peter Pinda, Prime Minister, United Republic of Tanzania officially opened the workshop as the Events’ Guest of Honour.  

HODECT is an Apex Public Private Partnership institution responsible for promoting the development of the horticulture sub-sector in Tanzania.   The goal of HODECT is to realize Tanzania's horticultural potential by the small holder farmers to contribute to the eradication of poverty in Tanzania and a more rapid growth of the country's economy.  The participants of the workshop were Horticultural stakeholders involved in the entire value chain of the horticultural sub-sector. These will include: representatives of small holder farmers, large scale farmers, processors, equipment and input producers or suppliers, exporters, business associations, service providers, promotion agencies, researchers, academicians, government officials, NGOs, development partners and other participants involved in the development of the sub-sector in Tanzania.  

All the above Stakeholders were brought together to deliberate on issues pertaining to the development of horticulture in Tanzania in the context of the challenges in the sub-sector and the vast opportunities it represents. The meeting also reviewed the implementation of decisions the Stakeholders made in their meeting of 2008. However, the most significant activity was the deliberation and adoption of a Tanzania National Horticultural Development Strategy, which HODECT Stakeholders, working in partnership with the government, can take full ownership, and proceed to implement as an important component of KILIMO KWANZA.  

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Post-harvest and Transport Technologies: Reducing Losses and Improving Quality in F&V: Second in Series of Interactive Seminars Provided by World Bank in Collaboration with GlobalHort and Others

WhatSeminar
When22nd Jun 2010
WhereArusha, Tanzania, United Republic of (TZA)
More Infohttp://www.globalhort.org/activities/capacity-building/#news-148
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The second in the series will take place June 22, 2010 involving 5 countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia and Madagasgar.  Topic: Post-harvest and Transport issues in the Horticulture Value Chain. This conference should address issues raised by air freight crisis and carbon food miles, sharing experiences or strategies for transport and market diversification.


African Union Summit Side-event on Food and Nutrition

WhatSummit
When24th to 26th Jul 2010
WhereKampala, Uganda (UGA)
More Infohttp://www.mofa.go.ug/index.php/au-summit-2010
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The summit side-event takes place July 24-26, 2010 in Kampala, Uganda.  The theme is "Africa must feed itself, no child should go to bed hungry - reduce stunting by 50% in the next five years and beyond"

International and regional consultative forums over the last five years have revealed a high political commitment and movement towards improving Food and Nutrition Security. Unfortunately, the high political commitment has not been adequately translated into action where it matters most to deliver the best nutrition interventions and improve the nutritional status and wellbeing of the people of African. Furthermore, the hunger and malnutrition situation has been exacerbated by the global financial, fuel and food crises in the recent past.

The renewed energy and commitment to tackle hunger and chronic malnutrition must, therefore, be optimally harnessed to make the double edged sword and scourge history. There is need to update all governments on the African continent on the new, proven and evidence based approaches that have led to good progress being made by some states in developing national capacities to design and implement sustainable nutrition programmes.To bring this renewed thinking to the fore, energy and actions, the Side

Event in Kampala on the margins of the AU Summit to raise awareness on the nutrition issues and galvanise support for the launch of the Africa Food and Nutrition Day, on a day to be decided with a view to stimulate better and coherent planning and implementation of proven nutrition strategies and interventions in all member states.

The event will focus on 4 major Sub-themes in line with the overall July 2010 AU Summit theme, as well as the African Nutrition Strategy and the CAADP Food and Nutrition Flagships programmes. The sub-themes include:

· Maternal and Child Nutrition and Health;
· Home-Grown School Feeding;
· Dietary Diversification; and
· Food Fortification and Bio-Fortification.

Furthermore, the event will address the softer, yet, critical issues of the nutrition architecture and systems to improve coordination across various sectors, management and delivery on the ground. It will also provide a golden opportunity to discuss how best countries can implement sustainable food and nutrition programmes grounded on national capacity development, ownership and leadership. To enhance the positive momentum that is likely to come out of the Kampala side event, it is therefore proposed further that the African Union Assembly take a decision to initiate an Africa Food and Nutrition Day (AFND), driven and owned by Africans. The main objective of the Day is to raise public awareness, mobilise support and get commitment from the respective national policymakers to integrate food, nutrition and healthcare security in Africa’s development agenda. The concept of having an Africa Food and Nutrition Side Event is a practical step to realise the earlier proposal by the African Task Force on Food and Nutrition Development (ATFFND) (chaired by the AUC). It is time to act.

Remi Kahane, Secretary GlobalHort, has been selected to be a discussant on the theme iii) on Dietary Diversity.

For more information [...]

GlobalHort Attended


Standards and Market Preferences: Opportunities and Constraints

WhatEvent
When27th Jul 2010
WhereVideo Conference, Tanzania, United Republic of (TZA)
More Infohttp://www.globalhort.org/activities/capacity-building/#news-148
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28th International Horticultural Congress "Science and Horticulture for People"

WhatCongress
When22nd to 27th Aug 2010
WhereLisbon, Portugal (PRT)
More Infohttp://www.ihc2010.org/homepage.asp
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The 28th International Horticultural Congress, world conference on horticultural sciences under the patronage of the ISHS will be held in Lisbon, Portugal. We urge you to mark your calendar for 22-27 August, 2010.

The theme of the Congress, Science and Horticulture for People, emphasizes horticulture’s scientific components and interactions with scientists, producers, consumers and society-at-large. People are also the target of horticulture for development.

Lisbon is a magical city on the Atlantic coast of Portugal with a delightfully cool-summer Mediterranean climate. The city, home of fado, fine dining and monuments, is close to major growing regions of horticultural crops in the Iberian Peninsula. We are planning a stimulating scientific programme, a relaxing atmosphere for conviviality and a positive interaction with the vibrant horticulture industry.

Pre-register at www.ihc2010.org in order to receive current information about the Congress. We look forward to hosting you in Lisbon.

GlobalHort Supported


Increased Regional Trade: Opportunities and Issues

WhatEvent
When23rd Sep 2010
WhereVideo Conference, Tanzania, United Republic of (TZA)
More Infohttp://www.globalhort.org/activities/regional-coordination/
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Environment and Sustainable Issues

WhatEvent
When13th Oct 2010
WhereVideo Conference, Tanzania, United Republic of (TZA)
More Infohttp://www.globalhort.org/activities/regional-coordination/
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Series of Interactive Seminars to be Provided by World Bank in Collaboration with GlobalHort and Others


2009

Science Forum 2009 "Science for Development: Mobilizing Global Linkages"

WhatForum
When16th to 17th Jun 2009
WhereWageningen, Netherlands (NLD)
More Infohttp://www.sciencecouncil.cgiar.org
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The program will feature leading practitioners introducing a foreword looking perspective on research needs to increase the resilience and productivity of agricultural and natural resource systems.  During the first day, discussion in parallel workshops will focus on research that is still at the advanced research stage, but has potential to deliver significant impact in 15 years and beyond; the second day will consider a 5-10 year timeframe, focusing on promising research that needs greater investment and essential partnership to deliver impact.

GlobalHort Attended


GlobalHort 5th Annual Board Meeting

WhatMeeting
When19th to 20th Jun 2009
WhereWageningen, Netherlands (NLD)
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1st All Africa Horticulture Congress
WhatCongress
When31st Aug to 3rd Sep 2009
WhereNairobi, Kenya (KEN)
More Infohttp://www.globalhort.org/news-events/all-africa-horticulture-congress/
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The 1st All Africa Horticulture Congress to be held in August 2009 in Nairobi, Kenya. The theme of the congress is Grown Under the Sun. 

The congress will cover the following broad areas:

  • Food security,
  • Health,
  • Environment,
  • Poverty alleviation/wealth creation, and
  • International trade in horticulture.

GlobalHort Supported


GlobalGap Tour Nairobi, Sept. 14-17, 2009

Published on 9th Oct 2009

Juergen Anthofer, GlobalHort, participated in the recent GLOBALGAP Tour 2009 in Nairobi. This included the regional National Technical Working Group (NTWG) and Smallholder Task Force pre-meetings on 14th September, as well as the main GLOBALGAP event.

Meeting presentations were given by Kerstin Uhlig of GLOBALGAP and Stephen Mbithi of FPEAK, the new Smallholder Ambassador. They described the various communication routes put in place by GLOBALGAP in order to take smallholder issues on board. This includes the GLOBALGAP website (http://www.globalgap.org/), which can be used by anyone to give feedback on aspects of the standard that create difficulties for smallholder certification.

Dr Mbithi summarised feedback so far given to the Sector Committee on smallholder issues (http://www.africa-observer.info/documents/Summary_of-Smallholder-recommendations-june_09.pdf), and the final decisions of the sector Committee, which can be seen on the GLOBALGAP website (http://www.africa-observer.info/documents/Excerpt-SC-FV-Minutes-Smallholder-Ambassador.pdf).Dr Mbithi also outlined the Africa Observer consultation structure. At the present time this relies on the Africa Horticultural Council (AHC) framework, which currently has 10 members, each of which is a producer/exporter association. This structure is argued to be better “at actually representing the voice of farmers”. However, there was much discussion on this point as to whether it will capture issues arising in West African (particularly Francophone) countries, or those without effective producer/exporter associations.

For further updates on the Africa Ambassador initiative, or to provide feedback, see the website: http://www.africa-observer.info/At the main GLOBALGAP event an update was given on the state of play with the revision process. GLOBALGAP Version 4 will be introduced in October 2010 at the London Conference, to be implemented from 2011 onwards. The Nairobi 2009 Tour was the first of a series of regional meetings in which GG will consult on V4, and officially launches the second consultation period, which will continue until mid-November. Feedback can be given via the GLOBALGAP website.

As part of the GLOBALGAP Tour 2009 (cf. above), GLOBALGAP has set up a discussion forum at: http://forum.globalgap.org/. The aim of this exchange platform is to collect comments and questions from anyone interested in helping to define Version 4 of the standard. Topics addressed include integrated pest management, contamination, traceability, and smallholder issues, which may be included in the round of public consultation. PIP encourages its beneficiaries to visit the forum and to post any questions they may have or any contributions they wish to make towards adapting the standard to the situation of ACP smallholders.


International Seminar on the "Role of the Media in Agricultural Development in ACP Countries"
WhatSeminar
When12th to 16th Oct 2009
WhereBrussels, Belgium (BEL)
More Infohttp://annualseminar2009.cta.int/
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What is the media’s role in development and how can they take a more meaningful part in helping rural communities in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries to achieve the millennium development goals? These are the core issues to be addressed in Brussels, Belgium from 12 to 16 October, when the ACP/EU Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), together with its partners, will host an international seminar on the "Role of the media in agricultural development in ACP countries".  

More specifically, the seminar aims to:·        

  • Contribute to preparing strategies for building the capacity of the media with regard to access and dissemination of information on key issues for the ACP agricultural sector
  • Strengthen communication links between the media and other stakeholders in the agricultural secto
The role of Media in Agriculture”: Video Presentation of 05/10 in Brussels about the outcome of a CTA online discussion August-September 2009 involving some 2000 persons
by Susanna Thorp of the New Agriculturalist [Video of 10 minutes]

GlobalHort Attended


Asian Seed Congress
WhatCongress
When8th to 12th Nov 2009
WhereBangkok, Thailand (THA)
More Infohttp://www.apsaseed.org/pages.php?name=Thailand09
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Organized by The Asian and Pacific Seed Association

GlobalHort Attended

Published on 25th Feb 2010

Fruit FlyGlobalHort participated in the Asia and Pacific Seed Association (APSA) Seed Congress from  November 8-11 in Bangkok, Thailand.  GlobalHort was invited to present a project proposal on an invasive pest, the fruit fly, a cohort of insect species damaging  fruit and vegetables, cucurbits in particular. Chemical treatment is no longer effective nor recommended on these pests, for inducing resistance, and food and environmental safety reasons.  Remi Kahane begin_of_the_skype_highlighting     end_of_the_skype_highlighting, in his presentation, advocated to the Special Interest Group on Vegetables, 11 November 2009 that attention and support be given to integrated pest management combining fruit and vegetable crops.

It is important that APSA members be made aware of this pest and the related project proposal to be funded by ICDF Taiwan on Asian Fruit Flies as it could have an impact on vegetable production in tropical Asia. It has been agreed that individual APSA members should contribute to the project upon request through field experiments as well as through monitoring and seed variety testing trials to check attractiveness. TAsian Fruithe Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) is coordinating the project in Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia for two years.  In parallel, APSA and GlobalHort have agreed to host a professional forum to be organized in 2010 on tropical vegetable breeding. Not much is known about tropical vegetables, considered as indigenous vegetables by the largest seed companies, in terms of crop improvement and higher quality seed production. Breeding exotic species for tropical climates is also an area where experience and knowledge sharing would benefit the vegetable seed community. Attempts to organize this forum in Malaysia, July 2010 will be finalized. Asian and African partners are expected to participate.


6th GlobalHort Board of Directors Meeting
WhatMeeting
When12th to 13th Nov 2009
WhereBangkok, Thailand (THA)
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2008

7th Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Science and Technology for ACP Agricultural and Rural Development "Advancing the ST & I Policy Dialogue: Building the Critical Mass"
WhatMeeting
When10th to 14th Nov 2008
WhereWageningen, Netherlands (NLD)
More Infohttp://knowledge.cta.int/en/Dossiers/CTA-and-S-T/CTA-S-T-programme/Advisory-Committee-on-S-T-for-ACP-Agricultural-Development

GlobalHort Attended

Dr. Norman Looney, Board Chair, gave a presentation on GlobalHort


Global Horticulture Initiative Semi-Annual Board Meeting
WhatMeeting
When26th to 27th Nov 2008
WhereArusha, Tanzania, United Republic of (TZA)


 Global Horticulture Initiative Awareness Raising Conference on Horticulture for African Development (ARCHAD) Meeting
WhatConference
When30th Nov 2008
WhereMaputo, Mozambique (MOZ)
More Infohttp://www.globalhort.org/news-events/news/#new-54


  CGIAR Annual General Meeting 2008
WhatMeeting
When1st to 5th Dec 2008
WhereMaputo, Mozambique (MOZ)
More Infohttp://www.cgiar.org/meetings/agm08/agm08_index.html

GlobalHort AttendedThe Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM08) in Maputo, Mozambique, from December 1 to 5, 2008. AGM08 will bring together over 700 of the world’s leading food and environmental scientists and civil society to strengthen and expand partnerships that stimulate economic growth in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Through dialogue and the sharing of experiences, participants will explore how agricultural research, science and technology, and food policy initiatives can better improve the lives and livelihoods of poor people, and launch new initiatives that bring the benefits of modern science quicker and faster to poor farmers.


International Symposium on Banana and Plaintain in Africa

WhatSymposium
When5th to 9th Oct 2008
WhereMombasa, Kenya (KEN)
More Infohttp://www.banana2008.com

Remi Kahane was a keynote speaker and presented the paper "A Global Approach for Research in Horticulture: Bananas as a Model for an Integrated Horticulture Value Chain."

GlobalHort Attended

 


Fifth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning "Access to Learning for Development"
WhatForum
When13th to 17th Jul 2008
WhereLondon, United Kingdom (GBR)
More Infohttp://www.wikieducator.org/PCF5

Jerry Miner presented a paper "Horticulture for Health: the Knowledge Management Platform Hort-e Aims at Filling the Gaps Between Nutrition Requirements, Good Practices and Public"

GlobalHort Attended


IFAP World Farmers' Congress
WhatCongress
When30th May to 6th Jun 2008
WhereWarsaw, Poland (POL)
More Infohttp://ifap.org/en/newsroom/WorldFarmersCongress.html

GlobalHort Attended


 Global Horticulture Initiative Board Meeting
WhatMeeting
When27th May 2008
WhereParis, France (FRA)


International Fruit and Vegetable Summit
WhatSummit
When27th to 30th May 2008
WhereParis, France (FRA)
More Infohttp://www.sommetfruitsetlegumes.com/programme.php?lang=en

GlobalHort Attended


CORIPHA Proposal Presented by GlobalHort Secretary at IFAP Meeting, Nairobi, Kenya

Published on 18th May 2009

GlobalHort was invited by IFAP, the International Federation of Agricultural Producers, to present its CORIPHA (pdf) proposal that was to be submitted to the European Commission for funding under the Food Security Thematic Programme (FSTP) at the 16th International Federation of Agricultural Producers Africa Regional Committee Meeting held in Nairobi, Kenya 22-25 April, 2008.

The African farmers' groups and associations were represented by region and were therefore very enthusiastic in the prospect of being involved in a network of Co-Ordinated Regional Innovation Platforms for Horticulture in Africa (CORIPHA).

After the presentation and discussions, the Executive Secretary of GlobalHort received support from all five African regional federations of IFAP and the newly elected Chairman of the African Committee of IFAP, Mr. Leonard Nduati Kariuki, Chairman of KENFAP (Kenya).


International Symposium on Underutilized Plants (ISUP)
WhatSymposium
When3rd to 7th Mar 2008
WhereArusha, Tanzania, United Republic of (TZA)
More Infohttp://www.icuc-iwmi.org/symposium2008

GlobalHort Supported

 
First Symposium on Horticulture in Europe
WhatSymposium
When17th to 20th Feb 2008
WhereVienna, Austria (AUT)
More Infohttp://www.she2008.eu

GlobalHort Attended


Launch Workshop of the Rails Project in the CORAF/WECARD Zone
WhatWorkshop
When23rd to 24th Jan 2008
WhereCotonou, Benin (BEN)

GlobalHort Attended

RAILS is the Regional Agricultural Information and Learning System.  This activity is undertaken in order to promote the creation of a practical African network for an agricultural training and knowledge system that aims to improve access to and results-sharing of the research on technology and agricultural best practices. 

 


ISHS Symposium on the Socio-economic Impact of Modern Vegetable Production Technology in Tropical Asia
WhatSymposium
When3rd to 6th Feb 2008
WhereChiang Mai, Thailand (THA)
More Infohttp://www.muresk.curtin.edu.au/conference/ishsvtc/index.html

International Symposium on Socio-Economic Impact of Modern Technique in Vegetable Production in Tropical Asia (Chiang Mai, 3-6 Feb. 2008)

The International Symposium on Socio-Economic Impact of Modern Technique in Vegetable Production in Tropical Asia (Chiang Mai, 3-6 Feb. 2008), recommendations issued from there were proposed and discussed amongst a panel of public and private actors for improving innovation transfer and adoption by the tropical Asian vegetable producers. 

Much has been talked about breeding, seed production and marketing, but choosing improved varieties is not the single technology needed to increase producers’ benefit.  A technical package of good and simple practices should accompany the genetic improvement.

Thailand

As a demonstrative example, a few pictures taken in February by GlobalHort in Chiang Mai, Thailand (left hand) and in Arusha, Tanzania (right hand) on a similar cucumber crop: planting in row, on benches, using plastic mulching, rational sticking, watering in furrows are commonly used in Thailand and could help Tanzanian farmers manage more efficiently water, weeds and labour. 

Proposed areas for recommendations and improvements on Public-Private Partnership: 

  1. Information management (statistics, access to)
  2. Capacity building, training and networking: for public and private sector at any level
  3. Encouraging good practices and simple techniques
  4. Food safety: carrot and stick (promotion campaign and awards, control and certification tools)
  5. Developing risk management strategies (credit, GMO, organics…) through new type of extension?
  6. Seed industry: more defined roles for each part  (GMO, organics, IPR, genetic resources)
  7. Empowering farmers to share higher benefits from vegetable farming

Click here for the recommendations for improvements on Public-Private Partnership in the Vegetable Sector in Tropical AsiaGlobalHort Supported


Round-Table Forum on Vegetable Farming Technology in Tropical Asia
WhatForum
When7th to 8th Feb 2008
WhereBangkok, Thailand (THA)


International Policy Dialogue Workshop of the IndigenoVeg Network
WhatWorkshop
When23rd to 26th Jan 2008
WhereRhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa (ZAF)

International Policy Dialogue Workshop of the IndigenoVeg Network: The Promotion of Indigenous Vegetables in African Urban and Periurban Spaces - Production, Consumption, Poverty Alleviation, and Policy

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See call for contributions 

 

 

2007

Annual General Meeting of the CGIAR and GlobalHort Board of Directors Meeting
WhatMeeting
When3rd to 8th Dec 2007
WhereBeijing and Hong Kong, China (CHN)

GlobalHort Sponsored

The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) will welcome some of the world's leading agricultural research experts to its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Beijing, China, from December 3 to 7, 2007. Over 1,000 AGM07 participants will explore how agricultural research and technology and food policy initiatives can more effectively continue to address critical global agricultural challenges and to bring the benefits of agricultural research to poor farmers in the developing world quicker.

The Second Annual GlobalHort Board of Directors Meeting was held in Hong Kong Dec. 8, 2007.

 


RADHORT Technical Meeting
WhatMeeting
When26th Oct 2007
WhereYaounde, Cameroon (CMR)

GlobalHort Sponsored


FAO-WHO PROFEL Workshop
WhatWorkshop
When22nd to 25th Oct 2007
WhereYaounde, Cameroon (CMR)

GlobalHort Supported


FAV Health 2007 - the 2nd International Symposium on Human Health Effects of Fruits and Vegetables
WhatSymposium
When9th to 13th Oct 2007
WhereHouston, Texas, United States (USA)

GlobalHort Supported

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See the 2nd announcement 


Workshop on urban agriculture, participatory governance and social inclusion
WhatWorkshop
When24th to 28th Sep 2007
WhereBukavu, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the (COD)

 


International Cooperation in Horticulture
WhatEvent
When17th Jul 2007
WhereScottsdale, Arizona, United States (USA)

International Cooperation in Horticulture, Scottsdale, Arizona (an ASHS annual meeting side event)
Remi Kahane presented arguments for explaining GlobalHort's objectives and role thru his presentation "Ramifications of new technologies in horticulture: risks and opportunities"


American Society for Horticulture Science (ASHS) Annual Conference
WhatConference
When16th to 19th Jul 2007
WhereScottsdale, Arizona, United States (USA)

 


ICARDA Expert Consultation Workshop on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
WhatConsultation
When9th to 13th Jul 2007
WhereAleppo, Syrian Arab Republic (SYR)

 

Expert Consultation Workshop on the Role of Herbal, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (HMAPs) in Improving the Livelihood of the Rural Poor in the NENA Region: Challenges, Constraints, Prospects and Strategic Directions, ICARDA Headquarters, Aleppo, Syria July 10-12, 2007

A Regional Expert Workshop on the ‘Role of Herbal, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (HMAPs) in Improving the Livelihoods of the Rural Poor’ was held at ICARDA on 10-12 June 2007, jointly organized by ICARDA and IFAD. There were 56 participants from 23 countries, representing, research, development, international and regional institutions, and NGOs. The discussions covered various aeas: constraints and opportunities or HMAP collection, production nd marketing; comparative advantages and market potentials; success stories; ongoing initiatives and future strategies. The participants agreed on the need to strengthen existing national and regional initiatives and to establish a global network on HMAPs for the dry reas, in collaboration with the Global Horticulture Initiative (GlobalHort) and other international centers.

The GlobalHort Executive Secretary, Dr. R. Kahane, gave the presentation, Opportunities in Horticulture, at the meeting in Aleppo . Other presentation are listed in the agenda.

Expert HMAP Consultation in the News
Fighting Poverty with Herbal and Medicianl Plants. ICARDA News July 12, 2007
Fighting Poverty with Herbal and Medicinal Plants. OneWorld South Asia
Fighting Poverty with Herbal and Medicinal Plants. Yemen Observer July 7, 2007
Regional Expert Workshop on Herbal and Medicianl Plants. ICARDA Caravan no.2, June 2007 p.4-5

Awareness Raising Conference on Horticulture for Development (ARCH for development)
WhatConference
When25th Jun 2007
WhereBrussels, Belgium (BEL)

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Expert Consultation Meeting for Development (CTA/ACP), Brussels, Belgium
WhatConsultation
When21st to 22nd Jun 2007
WhereBrussels, Belgium (BEL)

 


FARA 4th General Assembly, Johannesburg
WhatEvent
When10th to 16th Jun 2007
WhereJohannesburg, South Africa (ZAF)

See the side event convened by GHI

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Brussels visit (E.C.) to prepare the ARCH for Development
WhatEvent
When10th to 13th Apr 2007
WhereBrussels, Belgium (BEL)

Download the agenda 

 


1st GlobalHort Executive Committee Meeting, Accra, Ghana
WhatMeeting
When6th to 8th Apr 2007
WhereAccra, Ghana (GHA)

Download the agenda

See the highlights of the meeting 

 


European visit: EC-FAO-CTA / ISHS-ACP Secretariat
WhatEvent
When20th to 21st Feb 2007
WhereEurope,


East Africa visit: AVRDC-RCA / ICIPE-KARI-KEPHIS
WhatEvent
When6th to 16th Feb 2007
WhereEast Africa,

2006

Global Horticulture Initiative at the Annual General Meeting 2006 of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)
WhatMeeting
When5th to 7th Dec 2006
WhereWashington D.C., United States (USA)
More Infohttp://www.cgiar.org/

Global Horticulture Initiative at the Annual General Meeting 2006 of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)

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First General Assembly of the Global Horticulture Initiative


Global Horticulture Initiative at the International Horticulture Congress
WhatCongress
When13th to 18th Aug 2006
WhereSeoul, Korea, Republic of (KOR)

Launch of the Global Horticulture Initiative Montpellier, France
WhatEvent
When22nd to 24th Mar 2006
WhereMontpellier, France (FRA)

Proceedings of the Launch of the Global Horticulture Initiative
Compilation of the proceedings on the launch of the Global Horticulture Initiative, that took place on March 22-24, 2006 in Agropolis, Montepellier/France. The document contains the program, final statement and output of the workshop. Links to the presentations given during the launch are included.

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