Glasshouse has been re-appointed to handle the media relations for a day-long event run by the world’s leading researchers in agriculture at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in June (Rio+20). The purpose of the event is to ensure that agriculture’s role within the broader sustainable development debates is highlighted and promoted.
Agriculture and Rural Development Day, a global consortium with over 40 partners including FAO, Farming First and FANRPAN will host a number of sessions including a series of case studies entitled “Lessons in Sustainable Landscapes and Livelihoods”. Partners will host learning events that explore concrete cases of agricultural succeses on the ground.
During the second half of the day, the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) will also host a session called “Science for a Food Secure Future”. It will focus on the entire portfolio of 15 new CGIAR research programmes and the launch of its new website.
For anyone planning to attend the Rio+20 session, registration for both events is open. Register now.
A selection of media coverage which Glasshouse secured during the 2011 event is here:
- Agriculture Orgs Up Pressure Ahead of Durban Climate Talks – Wall Street Journal
- Agricultural voice in climate debate – Financial Times
- Kenyan farmers share their priorities in life – The Guardian
- Climate Conversations – Reuters AlertNet