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Welcome to the web home for Field, Lab, Earth, the podcast from the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America. The podcast all about past and present advances in agronomic, crop, soil, and environmental sciences, our show features timely interviews with our authors about research in these fields.

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Oct 1, 2021

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has been fighting hunger for more than 75 years. The FAO Strategic Framework 2021-2030 articulates FAO’s vision of a sustainable and food secure world for all. Ismahane Elouafi, Chief Scientist for the FAO, joins us to discuss this strategy, the various components and accelerators designed to support it, and the various initiatives already underway to end hunger once and for all, leaving no-one behind.

Tune in to learn:

  • What is an SDG
  • What the four “betters” of the FAO strategic framework are
  • How four accelerators can help multiple results
  • How the FAO has helped fight hunger in the past and today

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The American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America host a premier scientific international Annual Meeting and you are invited to join us. Convene with thousands of other scientific leaders from industry, government agencies, and academic institutions in Salt Lake City, Utah, November 7-10, or virtually, whichever you are most comfortable with. The Societies’ Annual Meeting is the premier opportunity for professionals working in agronomic, crop, soil, and related sciences to hear about the latest research, meet and learn from their peers, expand their knowledge base, and take advantage of networking opportunities to enhance their careers. Visit to learn more!

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