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FAO DECLARES 2015 : THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF SOILS (IYS)

The 68th UN General Assembly declared 2015 the International Year of Soils (IYS) (A/RES/68/232).







The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has been nominated to implement the IYS 2015, within the framework of the Global Soil Partnership and in collaboration with Governments and the secretariat of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification.





The IYS 2015 aims to increase awareness and understanding of the importance of soil for food security and essential ecosystem functions.


The specific objectives of the IYS 2015 are to:
Raise full awareness among civil society and decision makers about the profound importance of soil for human life;





Educate the public about the crucial role soil plays in food security, climate change adaptation and mitigation, essential ecosystem services, poverty alleviation and sustainable development;



Support effective policies and actions for the sustainable management and protection of soil resources;



Promote investment in sustainable soi…

WHEN WILL LINDT CHOCOLATE COMPANY ADD MANGO TO THE MIX

WINE AND CHOCOLATE PAIRING PARTY {LINDT GIVEAWAY!}

September 5, 2014


 by Liz DellaCroce










Hosting a Wine & Chocolate Pairing Party is a fun and delicious excuse to spend quality face-to-face time with friends and family.









One thing you may not know about me is that I’ve been planning, hosting and throwing parties since I was 4 years old. Growing up, I was always the party planner in my group of friends.





For as long as I can remember, my mom has always let me take over hosting duties when it comes to family gatherings.


 In fact, I love parties so much so that I ended up getting a bachelor degree in Hospitality Administration.





Needless to say, it doesn’t take much to get me in a dress and a pair of heels so I was over the moon when my friends at Lindt and J. Lohr asked me to host a Wine & Chocolate Pairing Party.


 As a mother of two young children under the age of 3, I have not been hosting nearly as many parties as I used to so I couldn’t wait to invite my closest girlfriends and family m…

BUSY 2015 IMO Global Mango Conference Schedule Kicks of in january 12-14 (Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur)

SEASON KICK-OFF:

January 12-14, 2015:


MEXICO


Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur





IMO Global Mango conference (MEXICO) 




The world famous Intenational Mango Organization (Founded in 2000) is back after a 10 year Hiatus and we have a lot to talk about !





Our first stop will be Cabo San Lucas as we gather Major Stakeholders from Mexico for a pre-season Conference to discuss the upcoming 2015 Mexican mango Season.



For more information:


http://www.internationalmango.org/#!shop--cart/c1ufd










STOP # 2:

March 9 & 10, 2015 :

GUATEMALA

La Antigua


Prior to Central America's Largest agricultural Trade Show, Join the IMO in La Antigua, Guatemala for a Pre-season kick-off. 



The Guatemala Mango Exporters Association will be our Co-Hosts as we discuss the Central American mango Season and other important topics affecting the Global mango Supply Chain.








Agritrade Expo & Conference 2015 Launches

Save the date. March 12-13 2015, La Antigua Guatemala. 


The most important agricultural international fair in Central …

Do you know the basics of the Internet? Pew study says you probably don't.

The Internet has infiltrated our daily lives. We spend large amounts of our time using social networks and shopping online, but a new Pew Center study found that most Americans have a hard time answering basic questions about how the Internet actually works.




By Bryan Cronan, Staff Writer


NOVEMBER 25, 2014








Damian Dovarganes/AP/File







The Internet is everywhere, from cellphones to desktops. We use social media sites to communicate and spend lots of time shopping online. But do any of us understand how the Internet really works?




A new study by the Pew Center for Internet and American Life suggests the answer is no. Pew created a quiz to test people's knowledge of the Internet. More than 1,000 people took the 17-question test, which included questions on Web terms, famous tech figures, history of technological advances, and structures of the Internet. 




Most users were able to identify tech giants, but when it came to harder questions, people had a difficult time.





"[R]elatively few intern…

THINK ABOUT THE WATER FOOTPRINT THE NEXT TIME YOU EAT

#AgFact Each type of #food we eat comes with a virtual #water footprint.



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