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Focus on African farmers

Lovemore Forichi is one of Swiss Re's Senior Agriculture Underwriters - his work centers around providing agriculture risk management solutions ...

STORY URL: Swiss Re organises agricultural insurance roundtable | Swiss Re - Leading Global Reinsurer
June 10/11 saw more than 40 clients and experts from the agricultural...

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African Risk Capacity - a game-changer for Africa?

As part of the Swiss Re delegation at WEF Davos last week, I made a point of signing the UN ...

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WEF 2014: Building resilient agriculture for food security

2013 saw hail hit several European countries. And the year before, there were severe droughts in the US, Russia and ...

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Golden Rice and other GM conundrums

A lot of the debate in emerging markets such as India is around the pros and cons of GM food ...

STORY URL: Forbes India Magazine - Can a Hungry World Say No to GM Crops and Still Have Food Security?
The world is running low on food. Can we afford to reject GM crops out of hand?

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The next generation of (urban) farmers

A while back I posted about an organization called NY Sun Works which provides New York students an opportunity to ...

STORY URL: New York Sun Works: The Greenhouse Project
http://nysunworks.org/thegreenhouseproject

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Interesting article on how "Big Data" is changing farming

...is data key to ensuring global food security?

STORY URL: On America's Farms, Data Is the New Cash Crop
Today's farmers are using all of the technology at their disposal to increase yields, critical if we hope to feed a rapidly growing population.

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Launch of agricultural subsidy program in Machakos, Kenya

Speech by H.E. Governor Dr. Alfred Mutua, EBS during the launch of the agricultural subsidy program in Machakos County ...

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We are cheap - at least with food!

Today is Word Food day and the slogan is "Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition". Currently we have ...

STORY URL: Cheap food is an addiction we must break
Tobias Jones: It's easy to make Tesco a pantomime villain, but shoppers and farmers must share the blame

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Happy world food day!

Happy world food day! Today we celebrate global food production, but maybe "celebration" is the wrong word. The world food ...

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The agricultural disconnect

I've just come across Syngenta's brilliant new report on The Agricultural Disconnect, which looks at people's perceptions around the topic ...

STORY URL: Risk Window | Swiss Re
http://riskwindow.swissre.com/risk-window#qst=54;cnt=266286;age=1

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How to feed 9 billion people: an insurance approach!

With global population expected to top 9 billion by 2050, ensuring food security for the world poses a major challenge ...

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Agriculture as the villain

The most striking element of the second Swiss Re Regional Day, this time in London, was the way in which ...

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One year on from Hurricane Sandy: Building urban resilience

One year ago, Hurricane Sandy struck the Eastern Seaboard of the US, leaving billions of dollars of damage in its ...

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Re-imagining food

Every year, more than a trillion eggs are laid globally by hens kept in horrific conditions in battery farms. Josh ...

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Trading microbes for pesticides

The American Academy of Microbiology have recently published a report in which they claim that improving the understanding of the ...

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