On behalf of the Global Pulse Confederation (GPC), Emerging has been advocating for the establishment of World Pulses Day. Thanks to the formidable leadership of Burkina Faso, the Second Committee of the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted, by consensus, in November 2018 a draft resolution establishing 10 February as World Pulses Day (WPD). The establishment of this day will be a lasting legacy of the enormously successful 2016 International Year of Pulses. The draft resolution will soon be endorsed by the Plenary of the UNGA making the WPD a Day to be observed and celebrated internationally.
Emerging ag is uniquely positioned to provide a number of trainings relating to media, public affairs, market access, and communications.
The Global Business Alliance for the Environment (GBA4E) was formally created in 2017 to enhance business engagement with United Nations Environment (UNE) and the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA), to reflect the important role that business must play to achieve environmental sustainability.
Emerging believes that engaging farmers, young agricultural leaders, and representatives of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in high-level discussions on the future of food and agriculture must be a priority. We strive to put this belief into action across projects and clients, and recently we have:
Around a third of all food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted from the farm to the fork. This huge level of inefficiency has economic, social, and environmental impacts. Reducing food loss and waste (FLW) is essential to improve food security and nutrition, as well as to reduce the environmental footprint of food systems, goals shared with the Zero Hunger Challenge and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Emerging assisted with the mid-term strategic planning work of the Canadian Canola Growers Association, helping define the ways in which their organisation will continue to expand services for farmers and better represent agriculture in Ottawa.
As founding chairperson in 2008, of Farming First, Robynne Anderson remains engaged in the Farming First coalition.
Since 2001, World Milk Day has been observed by the United Nations on June 1. It was initiated by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN to mark the importance of the diary sector to sustainability, economic development, livelihoods and nutrition.
The UN declared 2016 as the International Year of Pulses, and Emerging acted as the Secretariat for the Global Pulse Confederation’s IYP Activities.The International Year of Pulses was a prestigious designation that created an opportunity to promote the health properties and sustainability of pulses.