GHI takes part in sustainable agriculture discussion in Rome

Posted by on May 20th, 2014 | 0 Comments »

From GHI executive director, Dr. Margaret Zeigler, in Rome picstitch

We had a great series of meetings with FAO today. In essence, FAO invited GHI and our member companies to have a dialogue about sustainable agriculture and to explore and learn from our respective public-private partnerships. GHI presented our GAP Report and discussed our 5 key policy areas that provide an enabling environment for investments and improved agricultural productivity. We were hosted by FAO’s Office of Partnerships, Advocacy, and Capacity Development. Technical Officers from several FAO divisions and GHI staff and member companies learned about effective models of partnership. GHI member company representatives each shared case studies of their innovative technologies and investment and capacity approaches.

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Top picture: GHI Member Company representative, Paolo Marchesini of DuPont shares information about the Africa Biofortified Sorghum program with FAO staff. Bottom picture: (L to R) Margaret Zeigler, Global Harvest Initiative; Paolo Marchesini, DuPont Italy; Ann Steensland, Global Harvest Initiative; Olivier Espeisse, Elanco France; Vanessa Stiffler-Claus, Deere & Co., Germany; and Conrad van Kameke, Monsanto Europe, meet with FAO leadership and technical teams

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