On October 15th, AIARD and APLU (International Agriculture Section of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities) held a side event "Agriculture as peace-building in post-conflict settings" at the World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue in Des Moines, Iowa. We were joined by over fifty participants to discuss the role of agricultural development for post-conflict reconstruction.
Please find more about the event here:
"Poetry Speaks to Hunger" is the title of our new blog post by Dr. Hiram Larew. Poetry can be powerful and Dr. Larew mentions that "research studies and policy briefs about food insecurity are incredibly important in our fight against hunger, but they just can’t grab the heart or imagination in the same way that a poet’s carefully written lines can." Read more HERE.
Making Food Safe: Meeting the Global Challenge
As the world population increases, so do the opportunities and challenges for ensuring that consumers have access to safe, nutritious foods that are sustainably produced, processed, and delivered to the marketplace. Food that is unsafe threatens the health of populations, harms agricultural value chains, and undermines global social and economic development.
AIARD’s 2020 annual meeting will explore the many dimensions of global food safety – from production to consumption – and how improvements in food safety practices and technologies can help in building nutritious food systems for all. In addition, we will look at the key roles of various stakeholder groups such as government, business, research institutions, universities, and consumer groups, and ways they can effectively collaborate to accelerate the adoption of food safety practices that lead to reductions in foodborne illness, malnutrition, and hunger.
http://www.aiard.org/2020-annual-meeting.html - stay tuned for more information comming soon!
One of the conference participants, student Cameron Doran, shares her thoughts and reflects on her participation in the 55th Annual Conference that AIARD held in June 2019. Read more HERE.
Come join AIARD and APLU’s International Agriculture Section for a breakfast side event at the World Food Prize!
More information can be found here: http://www.aiard.org/aiard-wfp2019.html
AIARD is pleased to announce the 56th Annual Conference dedicated to the following theme: Making Food Safe: Meeting the Global Challenge.
More information can be found here: http://www.aiard.org/2020-annual-meeting.html
We would like to share with you a new interesting piece by Dr. Stephanie Mercier on the history of the early years of the Food Stamp Program. Read more HERE.
FLF Alumni Lessons Learned Workshop AnnouncedThe AIARD Future Leaders Alumni Lessons Learned Workshop is scheduled to take place in Knoxville, Tennessee, September 16-17, 2019. While we are presently awaiting final word about funding for the FLF Workshop, we anticipate having several scholarship opportunities available for FLF alumni participation.
Interested FLF members from classes 1997-2019 are encouraged to apply by filling out the online application.
Kara Casy, Director of Urban Agriculture and Renewable Resources at El Centro College and AIARD Secretary discusses the importance of giving various educational opportunities to all youth on this International Youth Day. You can find the full blog post HERE.
In a new blog post, Tatiana LeGrand, Sustainable Development Specialist at Agribusiness Academy and AIARD Communications Committee Chair talks about the diverse roles that women and young people play in different countries in sustainable agriculture and natural resources management. You can find the full blog post HERE.