The Pan African Mosquito Control Association (PAMCA) is holding its first annual conference in Nairobi from 6 to 8 October 2104. “Challenges of vector control in the malaria eradication era” is the conference’s title and it is aimed at mosquito researchers, vector control specialists, industry representatives, NGOs, policy makers, educators and students from across Africa and beyond.
The impact that small food producers and family farmers can make as “change agents for sustainable agriculture and food systems” was the subject of a Biovision and Millennium Institute co-hosted side event during the UN High Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development on Tuesday 1 July 2014 in New York.
A new report from the international human rights organisation FIAN (Food First Information and Action Network) criticises the G-8’s “New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition”. The G-8 initiative is a public-private partnership which includes over 150 companies, among them the biggest transnational corporations in the food and agriculture sector.
Laureates of the Right Livelihood Award (RLA) have appealed to Heads of States of the African Union to start implementing the roadmap for ecological organic agriculture in Africa.