Cracking the Nut 2016: Regenerating Rural and Agricultural Development

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Participants from 49 countries attended this year’s Cracking the Nut 2016 to discuss “Regenerating Rural and Agricultural Development.” This learning event was timely given the increasing appreciation for the fact that we need to do more than just halt deforestation in order to protect our natural environment. Last year’s agreement at the United Nations’ Climate Change Conference in Paris emphasized the importance of replenishing deforested lands, which is key to “regenerating” rural and agricultural development and to allowing us to produce sufficient food to feed our expanding global population.

The focus for the Cracking the Nut 2016 conference was “Regenerating Rural & Agricultural Development.” As a community of international development practitioners, agronomists, donors and private sector stakeholders who are engaged in creating shared value, participants came together to learn from each other about how to replenish deforested lands, finance environmentally sustainable development and encourage investment in climate-smart agriculture.

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