Berlin, 17 Jan 2015. Optimal and renewable use of biological resources holds great potential to maintain and create economic growth and jobs in rural, coastal and industrial areas and improve the economic and environmental sustainability of primary production and processing industries. It promotes a more innovative, resource efficient and competitive society that reconciles food security with the sustainable use of renewable resources for industrial purposes, while ensuring environmental protection. Bio economy refers to the knowledge based production and use of biological resources to provide products, processes and services in all economic sectors within the frame of a sustainable economic system.This definition is used by the German Bioeconomy Council in their policy paper Synopsis and Analysis of the Strategies in the G7.

Florence, 28 Jan 2015. Following the key note and panels the AGA participants were separated in 4 break-out groups to discuss the gaps in and opportunities for donor activities in the field of ‘Women empowerment for food security and Nutrition’.

Brussels, 7 Nov 2014. Collectively research is leading to substantial impact on the livelihoods of poor smallholder farmers in developing countries. There is potential to further scale up successes and strengthen linkages. A recent European Commission convened workshop brought together CGIAR stakeholders with representatives of the European and African research communities to for a mutual interchange of views and perspectives.

Online, 20 Jan 2015. Mexico had the honor of hosting the 1st High Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (1HLM), which took place in Mexico City on April 15 and 16, 2014. Building on the legacy of the 4 previous forums on aid effectiveness, the 1HLM provided a space for advancing, through an innovative and dynamic format, some of the issues and concerns arising from those forums.

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