AG/FDA Blog

Why Adesina's Election is Important for Agriculture

By Marshall, as published in Agri-Pulse In a surprise upset, Dr. Akinwumi (Akin) Adesina was elected to be the next President of the African Development Bank (ADB), defeating seven rivals in six rounds of voting.  Adesina holds a PhD in agriculture… Read More
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2015: The Year of Soils

By Marshall L. Matz, as published in Agri-Pulse The United Nations-Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has declared 2015 the International Year of Soils. The year kicked off on December 5, 2014, with events in Rome, New York and Chile, all in a… Read More
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Family Farms in Africa

By Marshall L. Matz and Peter B. Matz, as published by the National Farmers Union Kudos to National Farmers Union for recognizing the link between family farming and meeting the challenge of global food security. Family farms are indeed the key to… Read More
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Climate Smart, Sustainable Agriculture

By Marshall L. Matz and Peter B. Matz, as published in Agri-Pulse On September 29, the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Director-General José Graziano da Silva issued a call for climate smart agriculture and a “… Read More
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Africa Rising

By Marshall L. Matz, as published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch According to Forbes Magazine, Mr. Strive Masiyiwa is the Bill Gates of Africa. The Econet Wireless Group headed by Masiyiwa and based in South Africa now operates in 17 countries, emp… Read More
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2014 Global Child Nutrition Forum, Sept. 29-Oct. 3

The 2014 Global Child Nutrition Forum is fast approaching and, while space is limited, there is still opportunity to attend, exhibit and/or sponsor the Forum.  This year’s event is being held by the Global Child Nutrition Foundation and World… Read More
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White House U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit: Agriculture Prospective

“…agriculture development is critical, because it’s the best way to boost incomes for the majority of the Africans who are farmers, especially as they deal with the impacts of climate change…”  President Obama, August 5, 2014 What is the W… Read More
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Farming’s transformation starts to change Africa

By Marshall Matz, as published in the Des Moines Register Next month President Barack Obama is hosting an Africa summit with heads of state and corporate chief executive officers. The timing is excellent. Africa’s unique green revolution, with its… Read More
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Global Food Security

By Marshall L. Matz, as published in Agri-Pulse Agriculture is a business, a very big business.  Whether you look at net farm income, agriculture exports or the number of people employed in the farm and food value chain, agriculture is big busines… Read More
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Marcia Fudge, Member of House Ag Committee, to Chair Congressional Black Caucus

On November 14th, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) unanimously elected Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (D-OH) to serve as Chair during the 113th Congress.  Rep. Fudge is the first member of the House Agriculture Committee to serve as CBC chair. Th… Read More
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