Rosegrant to Present at Rio+20 Intersessional Side Event

To discuss IFPRI project on agricultural technologies

Photo: Jorbasa

IFPRI’s Mark Rosegrant will present today at an official side event of the 2nd Intersessional Meeting of UNCSD at the United Nations Secretariat in New York. He will discuss a current IFPRI project on the impact of agricultural technologies.

Co-organized by IFPRI, Croplife International, and Farming first, the side event, Technology and Knowledge Sharing for Sustainable Agriculture, is one of only three agriculture-themed events. Tim Benton of the University of Leeds, Bruce McNamer of Technoserve, and Roger Johnson, of the World Farmers and the National Farmers Union, will also present.

The intercessional is the second in three such meetings held in the lead up to the June 2012 Rio Earth Summit, more commonly known as the Rio+20, which will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Considered to be the decade’s most important environmental summit, it is built around two themes: The green economy in the context of poverty eradication and sustainable development and the institutional framework for sustainable development.

For more information about the role of agriculture in the Rio+20 process, read the UN issue brief Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture.

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