Monthly Archives: January 2013

Global partnership launched to drive Africa’s agricultural research – SciDev.Net

Global partnership launched to drive Africa’s agricultural research George Achia 29 January 2013 | EN The partnership will focus on Africa’s ‘most pressing agricultural challenges’ Flickr/CGIAR Climate [NAIROBI] An international agricultural research programme has unveiled plans to collaborate with the … Continue reading

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Homegrown solutions ‘crucial to sustainable development’ – SciDev.Net

  Homegrown solutions ‘crucial to sustainable development’ Ochieng’ Ogodo 18 June 2012 | EN Local solutions to food security and agriculture issues are essential, say forum participants Flickr/CIMMYT [RIO DE JANEIRO] Nurturing local innovations and technologies — and empowering the creativity of … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Foundation for Young Farmers:
The Agriculture Investment Case Agriculture in Kenya is not usually thought of as an investment but as an occupation of the rural folk mostly the old. Many youths from rural and urban backgrounds…

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The State of Food & Agriculture 2012 | International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

The State of Food & Agriculture 2012 | International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). The State of Food & Agriculture 2012 Investing in Agriculture for a Better Future Date: January 22, 2013 Time: 12:15 pm to 1:45 pm EDT (Please … Continue reading

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Rodrigo de Oliveira Andrade Latin America correspondent, SciDev.Net It has been an action-packed day at the Second Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD2) so far. During the plenary session, which officially opened…

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‘Action, not just networks’ for agricultural development

‘Action, not just networks’ for agricultural developmentRodrigo de Oliveira Andrade Latin America correspondent, SciDev.NetIt has been an action-packed day at the Second Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD2) so far. During the plenary session, which officially opened the meeting, we heard … Continue reading

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From research to action

From research to actionNovember 1, 2012Rodrigo de Oliveira Andrade Latin America correspondent, SciDev.NetThe field trip day has been the most exciting activity promoted by the Second Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD2) so far. Not just because we had … Continue reading

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What about the farmers?

What about the farmers?November 2, 2012Rodrigo de Oliveira Andrade Latin America correspondent, SciDev.NetYesterday at the Second Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD2) delgates heard some of the main recommendations that will constitute the meeting’s priorities over the next two … Continue reading

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GCARD2: Closing thoughts

GCARD2: Closing thoughtsNovember 2, 2012Rodrigo de Oliveira Andrade Latin America correspondent, SciDev.NetThe Second Global Conference on Agriculture Research for Development (GCARD2) is officially over. As I have previously said, the meeting has produced a lot of recommendations, but nobody knows how … Continue reading

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Europe and Africa link up on ICT research

Europe and Africa link up on ICT researchNovember 27, 2012David DicksonCorrespondent, SciDev.NetNo-one doubts that information and communication technologies (ICTs) make a substantial contribution to development, even in the poorest countries.Indeed, many have suggested that such technologies are helping developing countries to … Continue reading

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The way ahead on ICT: progress through partnership

The way ahead on ICT: progress through partnershipNovember 28, 2012David DicksonCorrespondent, SciDev.NetThe geographical proximity between Africa and Europe has inevitably led to a long and close relationship between the two continents. Over the past few centuries, colonialism has meant that the … Continue reading

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Has ICT fallen off the development radar?

Has ICT fallen off the development radar?. Has ICT fallen off the development radar? November 28, 2012 David DicksonCorrespondent, SciDev.Net That was the provocative suggestion that Harry de Backer, a telecommunications expert and former adviser to the EU delegation to the … Continue reading

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Scant funding for research facilities is hurting Africa – SciDev.Net

Scant funding for research facilities is hurting Africa – SciDev.Net. Donors must work with African countries to provide crucial science infrastructure, argues S&T policy scholar Nicholas Michael Bashour. African countries want and need financial support for research and innovation. Fortunately, there’s … Continue reading

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Food Security vs. Food Sovereignty

Food Security vs. Food Sovereignty.

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Tweet from African Farming (@africanfarming)

African Farming (@africanfarming) tweeted at 5:15 PM on Wed, Dec 12, 2012: #AfDB approves #Nigeria’s US$650 million #loan request for #agriculture #development: http://t.co/rEAEYzM8 (https://twitter.com/africanfarming/status/278895986095558656) Get the official Twitter app at https://twitter.com/download

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Tweet from African Farming (@africanfarming)

African Farming (@africanfarming) tweeted at 3:37 PM on Thu, Dec 13, 2012: #UN report calls for farmer-centred approach to #agricultural investment: http://t.co/Q328Kac5 #FAO #food (https://twitter.com/africanfarming/status/279233596907200512) Get the official Twitter app at https://twitter.com/download

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Tweet from Sril Group Ltd (@Srilgroup)

Sril Group Ltd (@Srilgroup) News and information on food security for development – http://t.co/CBWNnZdk http://t.co/r8jJFEsy (https://twitter.com/Srilgroup/status/286259141742325760) Get the official Twitter app at https://twitter.com/download

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Originally posted on Foundation for Young Farmers:
Daily nation By CHARLES WOKABI cwokabi@gmail.com Posted Wednesday, February 29 2012 at 17:22 Agriculture has for a long time been the lifeblood of the Kenya’s growth engine raising about 30 per cent of the Gross Domestic Product. As…

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Daily nation By CHARLES WOKABI Posted  Wednesday, February 29  2012 at  17:11 His insatiable passion for agriculture led him to farming as a part-time income-boosting activity last year. On his three-quarter acre piece of land,…

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Food Security in Africa

Food Security in AfricaThis entry was posted on January 18, 2012. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a commentIn Africa there are a number of weaknesses and constraints as well as strengths and opportunities for the development of the agricultural sector and the attainment … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Foundation for Young Farmers:
In Africa there are a number of weaknesses and constraints as well as strengths and opportunities for the development of the agricultural sector and the attainment of national and household food security. The use…

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Greenhouses to entice youth to take up farming

Greenhouses to entice youth to take up farmingThis entry was posted on March 9, 2012. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a commentBy Ally JamahThe Youth Enterprise Fund is set to construct 420 greenhouses across the country in a Sh150 million strategy to … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Foundation for Young Farmers:
By Ally Jamah The Youth Enterprise Fund is set to construct 420 greenhouses across the country in a Sh150 million strategy to lure youth into entering the world of profitable farming. The Fund…

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Originally posted on Foundation for Young Farmers:
As much as humanitarian aid is important in saving lives, let us think of allocating a portion of the millions we perennially sink into emergency relief to irrigate and support farming projects in…

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New Indigenous Chicken By Kari

New Indigenous Chicken By KariThis entry was posted on August 8, 2012. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a commentA new breed of indigenous chicken breed has been introduced in the market. The new breed introduced by Kenya Agricultural Research Institute produces more … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Foundation for Young Farmers:
A new breed of indigenous chicken breed has been introduced in the market. The new breed introduced by Kenya Agricultural Research Institute produces more eggs and meat and can be reared under free-range…

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Make Farming More Attractive to Youths Says Obasanjo in Kenya

Make Farming More Attractive to Youths Says Obasanjo in KenyaThis entry was posted on August 8, 2012. Bookmark the permalink. 1 CommentFormer Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday said lack of electricity in most rural areas is one of the major reasons … Continue reading

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Farmers ‘should re-brand’ as food producers, conference told | News | Farmers Guardian

Farmers ‘should re-brand’ as food producers, conference told | News | Farmers Guardian.

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Tweet from Aquaculturedirectory (@Aquaculturedire)

Aquaculturedirectory (@Aquaculturedire) tweeted at 11:50 AM on Mon, Jan 07, 2013: Marine agriculture offers a new solution to the problem of water scarcity | @scoopit via @Srilgroup http://t.co/YzkkBLPM (https://twitter.com/Aquaculturedire/status/288236267353812993) Get the official Twitter app at https://twitter.com/download

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Sub-Saharan Africa’s “food insecurity” debated in London. | Cision Wire

Sub-Saharan Africa’s “food insecurity” debated in London. | Cision Wire. Sub-Saharan Africa’s “food insecurity” debated in London. 28 Jul, 2011 15:51 CET How to feed a growing Sub-Sahara African population will be on the agenda at a major global agri-business … Continue reading

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Nigeria’s Agric Minister fails to explain funding for 10 million farmers phones – Premium Times Nigeria

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Originally posted on CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish:
On 11-13 December 2012, the Science and Partnership Advisory Committee of the Livestock and Fish CGIAR Research Program held its inaugural meeting in Nairobi. First on the agenda was a…

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Group photo of the workshop participants On Monday 19th November, the Smallholder Pig Value Chains Development (SPVCD) in Uganda project held a Workshop in Masaka (Uganda) to launch the Value…

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Originally posted on CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish:
The The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and partners recently launched an open access encyclopedia of animal feed resources that provides information, in the form of…

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Tweet from Sril Group Ltd (@Srilgroup)

Sril Group Ltd (@Srilgroup) tweeted at 10:25 AM on Wed, Jan 02, 2013: What, how and who, Livestock and Fish targeting component specifies deliverables: http://t.co/ywMgFUFn via @wordpressdotcom (https://twitter.com/Srilgroup/status/286402779801587712) Get the official Twitter app at https://twitter.com/download

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Tweet from WildForests (@WildForests)

WildForests (@WildForests) tweeted at 7:29 PM on Thu, Jan 03, 2013: @Santnamor2013 Agricultural reform needs a boost in public support. Warning labels on < environmentally responsible food choices? (https://twitter.com/WildForests/status/286902096341635072) Get the official Twitter app at https://twitter.com/download

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Tweet from Sril Group Ltd (@Srilgroup)

Sril Group Ltd (@Srilgroup) tweeted at 0:00 AM on Thu, Jan 03, 2013: What direction should agricultural research be taking in order to best contribute to poverty and hunger reduction?… http://t.co/VTFm7KaO (https://twitter.com/Srilgroup/status/286607992026181633) Get the official Twitter app at https://twitter.com/download

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Tweet from Sril Group Ltd (@Srilgroup)

Sril Group Ltd (@Srilgroup) tweeted at 7:58 AM on Fri, Jan 04, 2013: What do we need to consider when disseminating genetically improved fish strains? http://t.co/TuPauvnu http://t.co/lynsPENM (https://twitter.com/Srilgroup/status/287090732282572800) Get the official Twitter app at https://twitter.com/download

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Tweet from World Bank (@WorldBank)

World Bank (@WorldBank) tweeted at 5:47 AM on Tue, Dec 11, 2012: #ICT innovations are delivering home-grown solutions in #Africa. http://t.co/7l15Wj9H (https://twitter.com/WorldBank/status/278360211163594752) Get the official Twitter app at https://twitter.com/download

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Tweet from GlobalEnvision (@GlobalEnvision)

GlobalEnvision (@GlobalEnvision) tweeted at 8:16 PM on Mon, Dec 10, 2012: -@FAOnews says farmers invest 50x more in their own farms than their countries get in aid. Let’s invest in #farmers! http://t.co/dJFXdvg9 (https://twitter.com/GlobalEnvision/status/278216641064628225) Get the official Twitter app at https://twitter.com/download

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Tweet from Mobile Web in Africa (@mwebafrica)

Mobile Web in Africa (@mwebafrica) tweeted at 10:04 AM on Mon, Nov 05, 2012: List of African mobile agriculture services and applications including @Esoko @SuKahumbu @mfarm_ke: http://t.co/heUiGI1a (https://twitter.com/mwebafrica/status/265378921657286656) Get the official Twitter app at https://twitter.com/download

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Tweet from WB Sustainable Dev (@wbsustaindev)

WB Sustainable Dev (@wbsustaindev) tweeted at 11:35 AM on Mon, Dec 10, 2012: Lack of sanitation goes beyond #health: it’s responsible for economic losses as high as 7% of GDP: http://t.co/8mYAdGop #MDGs (https://twitter.com/wbsustaindev/status/278085452639113216) Get the official Twitter app at https://twitter.com/download

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Tweet from Agricultura (@agriculturamex)

Agricultura (@agriculturamex) tweeted at 5:51 PM on Mon, Dec 31, 2012: Inviting Consumers, Farmers and Ranchers-to take a survey about Agriculture and the food produced by farmers and… http://t.co/QuwAameA (https://twitter.com/agriculturamex/status/285790188616159233) Get the official Twitter app at https://twitter.com/download

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Tweet from Agri Market (@agrimarket)

Agri Market (@agrimarket) tweeted at 7:05 PM on Mon, Dec 31, 2012: Tropical Fruit Tree Nursery Amla Seed,Mango,Lemon Seed,Jatropha,HerbalSeed 9936420215: *India,s No-1 Fruit & Oth… http://t.co/McZhcx1K (https://twitter.com/agrimarket/status/285808801427382272) Get the official Twitter app at https://twitter.com/download

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Tweet from ILRI Communications (@ILRI)

ILRI Communications (@ILRI) tweeted at 6:06 PM on Mon, Dec 31, 2012: #ILRI in media: New cattle feeding technology benefits Kenyan farmers http://t.co/COYKKoEN (https://twitter.com/ILRI/status/285794155651805184) Get the official Twitter app at https://twitter.com/download

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Tweet from GlobalEnvision (@GlobalEnvision)

GlobalEnvision (@GlobalEnvision) tweeted at 9:00 PM on Wed, Dec 26, 2012: The poor need a lot beyond #microcredit. Updated @CGAP guide details environment critical for other #financialservices http://t.co/rK2FgfTr (https://twitter.com/GlobalEnvision/status/284025822338224128) Get the official Twitter app at https://twitter.com/download

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Tweet from GlobalEnvision (@GlobalEnvision)

GlobalEnvision (@GlobalEnvision) tweeted at 7:43 PM on Thu, Dec 27, 2012: 4 surprising ways mobile phones are used in Africa (hint: it’s not to make calls) http://t.co/NflOleee Via CNN VIDEO #m4d (https://twitter.com/GlobalEnvision/status/284369026816290817) Get the official Twitter app at https://twitter.com/download

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