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LANDac hosts conference on Agenda 2030 and alleviating global poverty

LANDac, a partnership between Dutch and foreign organisations working on land governance for equitable and sustainable development, hosts its annual international conference from June 29 to 30, 2017. This year's focus is on the lessons learned from a decade of global land grabbing. Participants discuss how to address new challenges in this area, setting a land agenda for 2030, and how land governance can help meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Location: Utrecht, the Netherlands

Event page - LANDac

Netherlands Agriculture

2017 G20 Summit in Hamburg

Hamburg is set to host the 12th G20 Summit on July 7 to 8, 2017. More than 20 heads of state or government as well as representatives of international organizations will meet to discuss the list of topics prioritized by Germany, which assumed the presidency in December 2016. Germany wants to use its G20 presidency to address key global challenges and problems beyond the economic and financial, focusing also on migration, health, refugees, and counter-terrorism.

Location: Hamburg, Germany

Website - G20 Summit 2017

Agriculture Global health

2017 G20 Summit in Hamburg

Hamburg is set to host the 12th G20 Summit on July 7 to 8, 2017. More than 20 heads of state or government as well as representatives of international organizations will meet to discuss the list of topics prioritized by Germany, which assumed the presidency in December 2016. Germany wants to use its G20 presidency to address key global challenges and problems beyond the economic and financial, focusing also on migration, health, refugees, and counter-terrorism.


Location: Hamburg, Germany 

Website - G20 Summit 2017

Agriculture Global health

Annual Crawford Fund agricultural research conference held in Canberra

The Crawford Fund holds its annual agricultural research conference in Canberra on August 7-8, 2017, under the title of ‘Transforming lives and livelihoods – the digital revolution in agriculture’. As the major advocacy event in Australia for international agricultural research, the conference aims to highlight emerging technology and its impacts in a global agricultural context. It demonstrates how digital data can be used to improve decisions on inputs, irrigation, and supply chains, among other areas. 

The Crawford Fund also offers scholarships for young Australians with an interest in international agricultural development to attend the conference. Applications to participate close on June 16, 2017.

Event page - The Crawford Fund 

Australia Agriculture

International Conference on Sustainable Development 2017 takes place in Ottawa

From August 9-10, 2017, the International Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Laws (ICIRL), the Center for Research in Social Justice and Policy (CRSJP) at Laurentian University, and the Ontario International Development Agency (OIDA) jointly host a two-day conference on sustainable development. The conference brings together academics, policy makers, and practitioners to discuss issues in sustainable development, including environment and natural resources, governance, health, and gender equality. 

Location: Ottawa, Canada

Event page - OIDA

Canada Agriculture Global health

2017 AGSA Conference takes place in New Zealand

The 67th Conference of the Australasian Grain Science Association (AGSA) takes place on September 20-22, 2017, in Christchurch, New Zealand. AGSA is a forum for Australasian grain scientists, educators, students, nutritionists, and others to share and advance knowledge and understanding of grain science and the grain industry. The conference convenes New Zealand, Australian, and international scientific and technical experts, and includes components on grain breeding, dietary fibers, human nutrition, process technologies, global product innovation, in its scientific program. AGSA Conference awards have a long history of recognizing outstanding achievement in the grain sciences and allied industries.

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand

Conference website - AGSA

 

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Third International Conference on Global Food Security in Cape Town

The third International Conference on Global Food Security combines discussion with critical analysis to gain a better understanding of the factors that contribute to global food security. The conference addresses the activities of production, harvesting, processing, distribution, and consumption, as well as explores the trade-offs between economic, environmental, health, and social outcomes. A multidisciplinary approach is applied in order to reflect on how the best science can be used to support the Sustainable Development Goals.

Location: Cape Town, South Africa 

Website - International Conference on Global Food Security

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