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Friday, 17 May 2013

Video Guest: Gordon Conway

On the occasion of the last Brussels Briefing on “Agricultural resilience”, CTA Brussels met with Sir Gordon Conway, Professor of International Development at the Imperial College of London to discuss on what we know and what we need to know in order to increase Agricultural resilience in developing countries.

In the video interview, Sir Conway talks about:
The Double Green Revolution, which involves two kinds of “green”, which brings both a plant growth, and an environmental concern and action.
• In order to feed 1bn hungry by 2015, we need technologies that will increase yields, but in such a fashion that the yields are sustainable. Such a sustainable intensification can be achieved through: ecological intensification, genetic intensification, and socio - economic intensification
• There are four main routes to achieving a food secure world, which are: innovation, markets, support for people, and political leadership.

Gordon Conway is currently chairing the Montpellier Panel – a group of international experts from the fields of agriculture, sustainable development, trade, policy, and global development –, which produced the report 'Sustainable Intensification: A New Paradigm for African Agriculture' to be launched by the CTA and the European Commission on the 28th May in Brussels. Find out more here.