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Feb 29 2016: Leo gets an Oscar and Eurasian region talks about food security and soil partnership

Today was a rare day: this February had 29 days, and Leo Dicaprio (finally) got his Oscar, so I thought: “Why not spend it usefully”, so indeed it was a useful day. After all, it was the first day of the #GCARD3 Regional Consultation for Central Asia and the Caucasus! The wide swinging doors of the… Continue reading Feb 29 2016: Leo gets an Oscar and Eurasian region talks about food security and soil partnership

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Producing More with Less

I met Botir at the two-day Social Media Training Bootcamp that preceded the #GCARD3 Regional Consultation for Central Asia and the Caucasus in Bishkek. Botir introduced himself as an agricultural researcher from Uzbekistan working on several international projects. He was just a nice and laid back trainee. On the first day of the forum, it… Continue reading Producing More with Less

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Collaboration is key to food security in Central Asia

"One, having eaten in the morning a slice of obi non with raisins, fried peas or Circassian walnut, will not be thinking about food for a long time." – Ibn Sina (Persian polymath, 980-1037 AD) Central Asia is a fascinating region with a diverse natural environment and a rich food culture. A visitor to the… Continue reading Collaboration is key to food security in Central Asia

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Have your say: How to achieve food security in Central Asia?

You are invited to participate in an online consultation on “Network and Partnerships in the area of Food Security” now in progress and concluding on 7 February 2016. This discussion will serve as a preparatory stage for the upcoming International Conference on “Eurasian Food Security Network and Eurasian Soil Partnership”, a contribution to the Regional Consultation… Continue reading Have your say: How to achieve food security in Central Asia?

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Paying it forward in Social Media for Agriculture

"As a social media trainer, I love to inspire others. But when the trainees, in their turn, become trainers, that takes it to another level. That's why I love working with YPARD youth. They not only take the knowledge in, but share it with others. This snowball effect is really what capacity building is all… Continue reading Paying it forward in Social Media for Agriculture

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Family farming: stronger linkages = more innovations

Guest blog written by Botir Dosov Innovation in family farming can do much to contribute to food security, rural poverty reduction and environmental sustainability. That was the message from the 39th Session of the European Commission on Agriculture (ECA), held in Budapest, Hungary on 22-23 September 2015. Small-sized family farms should not be considered an… Continue reading Family farming: stronger linkages = more innovations