IFA Notebook

07
MAR

IFA Prepares for UNEA-4

IFA Organizes Major Sustainable Food Systems and Soil Pollution Events with UNEP, the FAO and the WHO at UNEA-4

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06
MAR

Calling for Innovative Plant Nutrition Solutions!

IFA and Larta Organize World’s First Plant Nutrition Startup Showcase at the IFA Annual General Meeting

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08
FEV

2019 IFA Annual Communications & Agriculture Meeting in Rome

IFA Explores Environmental Stewardship, Climate Change and Innovation at the Annual Communications & Agriculture Meeting in Rome

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09
JAN

2018: A Year in Review

2018 was an important year for IFA. It was a year of new beginnings, with the launch of IFASTAT in July and the new websites in October, but also of conclusions, with our strategic exercise IFA2030 coming to an end at the Strategic Forum in Beijing. The conclusion of IFA2030, however, also represents the start of a new period for our industry: armed with our Four Scenarios, we now have insight into the important trends that will shape our future and will be able to make informed decisions for our industry.

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07
DEC

Successful Launch of the “Farmers’ Driven Climate Change Agenda” at COP24

Over 100 delegates gathered to attend the launch of the “Farmers’ Driven Climate Change Agenda” on 5 December at the COP24 in Katowice, Poland.

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04
DEC

The “Farmers Driven Climate Change Agenda” About to be Launched at the UNFCCC COP24

On Wednesday, December 5th, at 11:30 am in the Pieniny Room - G Area, UNFCCC COP 24 will host the launch of “THE CLIMAKERS. Farmers Driven Climate Change Agenda”, a key event to advance the global political dialogue on agriculture and climate change, promoting farmers’ contribution to the Paris Climate Agreement.

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24
OCT

IFA and Members Attend the 45th Committee on World Food Security (CFS) in Rome

IFA led a delegation of five Members at the 45th Committee on World Food Security in Rome on 15-19 October, composed of Mr. Otmane Bennani-Smires (OCP), Ms. Meriem El Asraoui (OCP), Mr. Mohammed El Harrak (OCP), Mr. Marwane Arrassen (OCP), and Mr. Tip O’Neill (IRM), the Convenor of IFA’s outreach to the UN.

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26
SEP

Putting a Spotlight on Plant Nutrition Solutions

IFA Co-Organizes the 2018 Ag Innovation Showcase with the Larta Institute and the Danforth Plant Science Center.

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07
AUG

IFA and Members Attended the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) 2018 in New York

The UN High-Level Political Forum on SDG implementation kicked off its Annual Conference in July with a powerful reminder from the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, that soil erosion, desertification and water scarcity remained a hardship and stress to societies, and that over 1.3 billion people are still trapped on degrading agricultural land.

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19
JUN

IFA Participates in the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum and World Farmers Organization Meeting in Russia

On 24th May IFA took part in the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. Held annually since 1997 and under the auspices of the Russian President since 2005.

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14
MAY

IFA Attends the Climate Change Conference in Bonn

IFA attended the 48th meeting session of the UNFCCC’s Subsidiary Bodies, the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technical Advice (SBSTA), held in Bonn from 30 April to 10 May.

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04
MAY

Record Participation for IFA’s Webinar on Clean Water

Nearly 100 participants tuned in on April 18 to watch IFA’s and IPNI (The Int. Plant Nutrition Institute)’s webinar “Reducing losses to water: how fertilizer best management practices help achieve SDG Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation”.

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17
APR

IFA Takes Part in the 2nd International Symposium on Agroecology in Rome

From April 3 to 6, IFA’s Director of Communications and Public Affairs, Yvonne Harz-Pitre, attended the 2nd International Symposium on Agroecology held at the FAO headquarters in Rome.

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16
APR

IFA Takes Part in African Fertilizer Conference amid Record IFA Africa Forum Attendance

From the 26th to the 28th of February Patrick Heffer, IFA’s Agricultural Service Senior Director, attended the Argus Africa Fertilizer Conference held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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09
FEV

The IFA Agriculture and Communications and Public Affairs Committees Hold Successful Meeting in Rome

Over 80 IFA Members and external experts gathered in Rome on 29-31 January 2018 for the annual IFA Joint Agricultural and Communications Meeting.

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