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GHI is forging solutions to help feed the world
GHI is forging solutions to help feed the world

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Last week, Executive Director Margaret Zeigler attended the UN Food & Agricultural Organization International Symposium, "The Role of Agricultural Biotechnologies in Sustainable Food Systems and Nutrition." The event highlighted how the field of biotechnologies can benefit smallholder farmer and producers, taking a multi-sectoral approach covering everything from crops to livestock to fisheries. Read more in our latest blog. 

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GHI invited experts in agriculture, conservation, food security, international development and nutrition to contribute to a special Harvest 2050 blog series to accompany the release of its sixth annual GAP Report®. Get new insight from the field, lab, and Board room at the link below. 

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One third of food produced around the world is lost because of inefficient harvesting practices or inadequate storage or is wasted during processing and transport. If we can reduce post-harvest loss, we can help improve malnutrition throughout the world, reduce environmental degradation, and boost the economy. Read more from GAIN’s Roberta Lauretti-Bernhard. +Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

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LIVE 10/14: Register to watch the 2015 #GAPReport  release live at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2015-gap-report-release-tickets-8642171969. GHI's 2015 report explores the opportunities and challenges for agriculture in the #USA and #Zambia
Confirmed panelists:
Mr. Colin Bletsky, +Novozymes 
Dr. Keith Fuglie, +USDA Economic Research Service
Dr. Phyllis Muturi, University of Nairobi and +Iowa State University  AWARD Visiting Scholar
Mr. Cory Reed, +John Deere & +Global Harvest Initiative Board Chair

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Sneak peek: 2015 #GAPReport  cover. Don't miss the LIVE release of the 2015 GAP Report at the #WorldFoodPrize , October 14, at 10 a.m. CST. http://www.globalharvestinitiative.org/index.php/gap-report-gap-index/2015-gap-report/
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2015-10-12
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A renewed focus on women is vital to improving global ‪food security.
Mrs. Kulasti explained in the 2014 ‪#‎GAPReport‬, “Neither my husband nor my father-in-law believed that I could learn something that would be useful for the entire family.”

Mrs. Kulasti’s family acquiesced to allow her to use half a hectare of their land to demonstrate a new technique, and she produced twice as much rice as her family on the same amount of land using substantially less seed. Her experience was similar to many other women and the high levels of productivity convinced other families to adopt the technology as well.
‪#‎globalag‬

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#GMO crops continue to benefit people and the planet. See latest #PLOS report.

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Don't miss the 10/15 GAP Report release event (in person or live online)! Register now at www.gap2014.eventbrite.com. #GAPReport   #foodsecurity  
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2014-10-14
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Latin America and the #Caribbean contribute 11% of the value of world food production. #InvestInAg  

Read more in a new report from the +Global Harvest Initiative and Inter-American Development Bank at http://www.globalharvestinitiative.org/index.php/the-next-global-breadbasket-how-latin-america-can-feed-the-world.
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2014-04-23
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Join in on the Borlaug Symposium conversation and tweet your questions on #foodsecurity and #globalhunger to the panel of speakers using #Borlaug100, www.usda.gov/live.
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