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URL Farming First TV: Watch short video interviews with experts on climate change, agriculture and food security

Release date 28/11/2011
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Farming First TV is one of the world's most comprehensive online collections of expert video interviews on the subject of climate change, agriculture and food security.  
Listen to Sir John Beddington, Chief Scientific Advisor to the UK Government, discusses the need to increase agricultural productivity and to help farmers adapt to climate change due to already existing greenhouse gases in the upper atmosphere. Dr. Andrew Steer, Special Envoy for Climate Change at the World Bank Group, explain how to achieve a "triple win" for agriculture and how to invest more effectively for African farmers. Jerry Nelson, Senior Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute, talks about his research on the impacts of climate change on global hunger levels, especially for children. Hafez Ghanem, Assistant Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), discusses the need for more innovation and better technologies to increase food productivity.  Dr. Digvir Jayas, Distinguished Professor at the University of Manitoba, discusses the challenge of post-harvest losses in agriculture. Bernard Giraud, Vice President (Sustainability) at Danone, discusses how his company, as a leading food manufacturer, can create shared value by working to offset their carbon emissions. Kavita Prakash-Mani, Head of Food Security at Syngenta, talks about the role of agribusiness in helping to deliver food security. Jason Clay, Senior Vice President (Markets) at WWF, discusses how we can work together to make the entire food supply chain more sustainable. Bruce Campbell, Director of the CGIAR Research Programme on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), talks about the urgent needs to support both mitigation and adaptation efforts in agriculture. Dr. Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, talks about the broad thinking needed to address the link between agriculture and sustainable development, especially in Africa. Dr. Geraldo Eugenio, Executive Director of Brazil's national agricultural research institute EMBRAPA, explains how Brazil has invested to become one of the world's leading agricultural producers and exporters in just one generation.
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