F@rmLetter Issue n.2, June 2020

The views and opinions expressed by the authors do not necessarily reflect the position of the World Farmers’ Organisation.

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EDITORIAL

WFO President’s opinion on a topical issue.

COVID-19: Resisting Now to Build Back Better

by Theo de Jager, President, World Farmers’ Organisation

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WFO TALKS TO…

Q&A session with world renowned personalities

WFO Talks to Dr Maximo Torero Cullen

Q&A Session with Dr Maximo Torero Cullen, Chief Economist and Assistant Director-General for the Economic and Social Development Department at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

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IN DEPTH

Educational and non-scientific thematic in-depth analysis by key WFO partners.

COVID-19 and Food Security: A turning point for global food systems

by Martien Van Nieuwkoop, Global Director, Agriculture and Food Global Practice, World Bank

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Supporting animal health systems in times of COVID-19: OIE’s response

by Dr Monique Eloit, Director General, World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)

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INNOVATIVE IDEAS

Technology and innovative business models, social services, agricultural practices.

DEMETER: the solution that puts digital means at the service of farmers

by Gráinne Dilleen, Communication and Dissemination coordinator for the DEMETER project

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STORIES FROM THE FIELD

A series of farming success stories selected from different countries all around the globe.

JA Zenchu with Japanese Farmers to Manage the COVID-19 Emergency

by Yasuyuki Kobayashi, Manager, International Relations Division, Agricultural Policy Department

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Are European Young Farmers finding the new normal?

by Mariana Debernardini, Sustainability Liaison, European Council of Young Farmers (CEJA)

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DIALOGUES

The point of view of the other relevant actors of the food chain.

What do African and Asian Farmers tell us on COVID-19 and Climate Change?

by Tiina Huvio, Programme Director, Food and Forest Development Finland – FFD, MTK’s agri-agency, leading the Climate Change Strategy for the AgriCord Alliance

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Read the writing on the wall: Emerging opportunities for Africa’s food systems

by Ndidi Nwuneli, Founder of Nourishing Africa, FOLU Ambassador

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How modern agriculture can combat food insecurity

by Giulia Di Tommaso, President & CEO, CropLife International

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