For Media

Hotels for Press
Accommodation levels in Rio de Janeiro are anticipated to be at full occupancy during the conference. While it is not the responsibility of the United Nations to procure accommodation for the media, it should be noted that the Brazilian national organizing committee for Rio+20 has committed to blocking a minimum of 500 hotel rooms in Rio de Janeiro for media covering the conference. Costs must be covered by the media. For more details, visit: For information regarding room availability please contact: Terramar Travel Agency

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Tel: (+55+21) 35120067 or (+55+11) 30142042 or (+55+19) 35145600

Media representatives must present their approval letter and copy when requesting their accommodations.


Building the Capacity to Transform the Food Security Landscape
The focus of this years 47th AIARD Annual meeting was "Building the Capacity to Transform the Food Security Landscape". Human and institutional capacity building are vital to the developmental transformation of agriculture and the ability of the industry to spur economic development and alleviate hunger. After an extensive period during which agricultural research, education and training received less than optimal attention, the collective focus on capacity building by USAID, USDA, NEPAD, APLU, IFPRI, and NGOs offer the opportunity for rich dialogue on lessons learned and strategies for future success.

Program presentations are now available at the website. Click on the presentation links on the agenda.

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