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NEWS

In this section you can read regularly updated news about new publications and projects of the agripol network for policy advice.

Final results of three year project presented in Saudi Arabia

Steffen Noleppa, managing partner of agripol, has presented the final results of a three year project with the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Agriculture in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The project focused on developing and implementing a sound agricultural policy strategy with special emphasis on issues related to organic agriculture.
The minister of agriculture of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Dr. Fahd bin Abdul Rahman Balghunaim highlighted the importance of the project and is looking forward to future cooperation.

For more information please contact Steffen Noleppa at steffen.noleppa@agripol-network.com.

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Release of new agripol research paper

The agripol research paper 02/2014 has been released in Berlin today.
The objective of the research paper is to review the literature on various effects of global and EU biofuel production and to illustrate to what extent the public debate is driven by scholarly research. The analysis focuses on agricultural commodity market prices, global food security, and greenhouse gas emissions as well as the underlying land use conflicts.

The agripol research paper is available for download here:

pdficon_small Biofuels: Agricultural commodity prices, food security and resource use // Harald von Witzke, Steffen Noleppa // 2014

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agripol has been contracted by Climate Analytics

agripol partner Matti Cartsburg has been contracted by Climate Analytics to contribute two chapters on the impact of climate change on agricultural production, food security and livestock to the World Bank Report Turn Down the Heat 3.

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Ex-ante evaluation

agripol GbR has provided a preliminary ex-ante evaluation of the development program for rural areas in the federal state of Saxony-Anhalt for the upcoming period of 2014-2020.
The evaluation aims at improving the draft program and will be finalized in spring 2014.

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New contract signed by agripol

agripol GbR has been contracted by the German Bioethanol Industry Association to conduct a comprehensive study on the impacts of biofuel production.
Focus areas of the expertise will be land-use change, malnutrition and agricultural prices.

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Support for the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Agriculture

Steffen Noleppa, managing Partner of agripol GbR, visits the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in order to support the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Agriculture in developing and implementing a sound agricultural policy strategy. Special emphasis will be given to issues related to organic agriculture.
The project will last until autumn 2014, is led by GIZ and carried out in close cooperation with Humboldt University of Berlin.

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New contract signed by agripol

Steffen Noleppa, managing partner of agripol GbR, has been contracted by GFA Consulting Group GmbH to conduct a comprehensive analysis on the status quo of land grabbing in the world as well as to highlight chances and risks associated with investments in land.

The objective of the analysis is to provide science-based background information for proper policy decision-making.

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