Monthly Archives: April 2013

Combating H7N9: Using Lessons Learned from recent studies on H5N1

Combating H7N9: Using Lessons Learned from recent studies on H5N1.

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A Growing Opportunity: Measuring Investments in African Agriculture

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Launch of the 2013 Montpellier Panel report – Sustainable Intensification: A New Paradigm for African Agriculture

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A Growing Opportunity: Measuring Investments in African Agriculture

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Sustainable Agricultural Intensification: A Practical Solution for the Global Development Agenda

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European Agribusiness in Africa: Opportunities and Challenges

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Speculative Investment: The Missing Factor in Global Food Price Increases

Speculative Investment: The Missing Factor in Global Food Price Increases.

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Speculative Investment: The Missing Factor in Global Food Price Increases

Originally posted on Global Food Politics:
Zimbabwean Peasant Farmer The WorldWatch Institute published a report yesterday noting that global food prices continued to increase in 2012. After a protracted period of declining prices between 1960 and 1999, global food prices…

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The Limits of Political Consumerism: A Short Review of Fresh

Originally posted on Global Food Politics:
A student group asked me to speak at a screening of the film Fresh last week. The 2009 documentary focuses on the role of farmers, activists and entrepreneurs pushing for a more sustainable food…

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9 ways that sound affects our health, wellbeing and productivity

Originally posted on TED Blog:
Julian Treasure takes the stage at TEDGlobal 2009, sharing the shocking fact that — when you can hear others talking in an open office — productivity dips by 66%. Julian Treasure cares very deeply for…

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Africa 2013 endorses urgent action for Africa’s infrastructure development

Originally posted on ECO-opia:
By Aderajew Asfaw    Wednesday, 24 April 2013Source: http://www.capitalethiopia.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2837:africa-2013-endorses-urgent-action-for-africas-infrastructure-development&catid=54:news&Itemid=27   The first International Conference and Exhibition on Water Storage and Hydropower Development for Africa entitled “Africa 2013” was held for three consecutive days, from Tuesday to…

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Fertilized World…Finding A Balance

Originally posted on ECO-opia:
  A Mixed Blessing   If we don’t watch out, agriculture could destroy our planet. Here’s how to grow all the food we need with fewer chemicals.   By Dan Charles Source link:  http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/05/fertilized-world/charles-text?src=longreads&buffer_share=96cbd   N.…

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Camel Milk Project to Support 50,000 Somali pastoralists

Originally posted on ECO-opia:
  As part of the United States President’s Feed the Future Initiative in Ethiopia, the U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), launched the Camel Milk Value Chain Development project in Fafan Village,…

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What we’ve been reading this week

Originally posted on One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?:
This week’s summary on the news stories, reports and blogs that have grabbed our attention. We welcome your thoughts and comments on these articles. After 2015 – Toward zero…

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The Last Hunger Season

Originally posted on One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?:
It is “far better to accommodate dreams than assuage nightmares” This is a quote taken from Roger Thurow’s book, The Last Hunger Season, one of our favourite books from…

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Will this year be a turning point for African agriculture?

Originally posted on ECO-opia:
  April 22, 2013 by Carolyn Fry CAADP, Institutions, Maputo Declaration, ONE, Sustainable agriculture   Will 2013 be pinpointed as the year in which Africa’s ‘Green Revolution’ finally took root? It marks the tenth anniversaries of…

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“Enormous opportunity” for ending hunger in Africa

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Proposed new partnership will build on successes, political commitment Graziano da Silva with (from left) Amadou Allahoury Diallo (Niger), Jeffrey Luhanga (Malawi) and Rigobert Maboundou (Chair of FAO Regional Conference for Africa). 22 April 2013, Rome…

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How Africa can solve its food crisis by growing more crops sustainably

Originally posted on ECO-opia:
Does sustainable intensification mean large-scale, industrial agriculture, or can it build on the traditional methods of many African farmers? Tomatoes for sale in the central market in Mali, 2013. Could sustainable intensification increase crop yields in…

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Four ways to reduce water use in Agriculture

Originally posted on One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?:
Today is World Water Day 2013, celebrating the International Year of water cooperation. A paradigm of the world’s water challenges is that although agriculture accounts for approximately 70% of…

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Four ways to reduce water use in Agriculture

Four ways to reduce water use in Agriculture.

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Villages without agriculture? The curious case of Bihar

Villages without agriculture? The curious case of Bihar.

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Villages without agriculture? The curious case of Bihar

Originally posted on Waterscapes:
‘Villages without agriculture’ is a term my friend from JNU, Rajnish, coined to describe his native village of Narharpur in Bihar. He was saying that agrarian distress in Bihar villages is so high that majority of…

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Tweet from knowledge.cta.int (@Knowledge4Dev); pest resistance

(@Knowledge4Dev) 30-40% refuge area in Bt cotton fields to push pest resistance further into the future? A gift to future generations. http://t.co/JiEQa6WNiG (https://twitter.com/Knowledge4Dev/status/324962716559241216) Posted from WordPress for Android

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Why Meat Demand in China and India Doesn’t Explain Global Food Crises

Why Meat Demand in China and India Doesn’t Explain Global Food Crises.

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(@marineagri): Farming with smartphone @ICT_Works @e_agriculture

Agrimarine (@marineagri) Farming with a smartphone: Mobile technology has agricultural applications | e-Agriculture via @drbausman http://t.co/8QjB47lhyR (https://twitter.com/marineagri/status/324217517818142720) Posted from WordPress for Android

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Dr Akinwumi Adesina: Building resilience in Nigeria

Originally posted on One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?:
On 4th of March 2013, the 30th edition of the Brussels Development Briefing took place, the topic being “Agricultural resilience in the face of crisis and shocks”. Organized by…

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WorldFish(@WorldFishCenter): Scaling up Nutrition

First 1,000 Days Last Forever: Scaling Up Nutrition for a Just World http://t.co/psInzuFVlR via @HuffPostUK (https://twitter.com/WorldFishCenter/status/324093196453965824) Posted from WordPress for Android

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(@UNICEF) Hunger & Climate justice

UNICEF (@UNICEF) Hunger & climate justice top agenda for Dublin summit 15-16 Apr. Follow #HNCJ. More info via @guardian: http://t.co/wpG3kCeQSF #1in4stunted (https://twitter.com/UNICEF/status/323798113364090881) Posted from WordPress for Android

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Sustainable development of fish supplies to meet food and nutrition security needs

Originally posted on CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish:
At the recent meeting on ‘Integrating Nutrition into the ASEAN Food Security Framework and Strategic Plan of Action on Food Security in ASEAN Region’, Michael Phillips, Malcolm Beveridge and Stephen…

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A new paradigm: Sustainable intensification & innovation in African agriculture

http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/newsandeventspggrp/imperialcollege/centres/africanagriculturaldevelopment/newssummary/news_26-3-2013-13-48-16 Posted from WordPress for Android

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Tweet from Theia Gabatan (@the_ia97)

Theia Gabatan (@the_ia97) tweeted at 3:39 PM on Fri, Apr 12, 2013: @WFP the fact that 80% of the worlds stunted children live in only 20 countries…absolutely unbelievable! (https://twitter.com/the_ia97/status/322720715684077568) Get the official Twitter app at https://twitter.com/download Posted from WordPress for … Continue reading

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WorldFish: “Sustainable fishing too lenient”

WorldFish (@WorldFishCenter) “Sustainable Fishing” certification too lenient and discretionary, study finds: http://t.co/R0fEyEeunQ (https://twitter.com/WorldFishCenter/status/322314564723159041) Posted from WordPress for Android

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Feed the Future Empowers #Women in #Agriculture

WorldFish (@WorldFishCenter) Feed the Future Empowers #Women in #Agriculture http://t.co/pXHLbNrwMH via @allafrica @FeedtheFuture #gender (https://twitter.com/WorldFishCenter/status/322262749847633920) Posted from WordPress for Android

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Malnutrition

“@cgiarclimate_EA: Tackling malnutrition means quality as well as quantity http://t.co/QI9H8kuyZa @cgiarclimate @ILRI” (https://twitter.com/Srilgroup/status/322222665475686400) Posted from WordPress for Android

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Tweet from CGIAR Climate EA (@cgiarclimate_EA)

Tackling malnutrition means quality as well as quantity http://t.co/NaEjgrXvxh @cgiarclimate @ILRI (https://twitter.com/cgiarclimate_EA/status/322220427902595072) Posted from WordPress for Android

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Tweet from USUNRome

(@USUNRome)”I look forward to continuing our work w/ UN partners 2 better feed the world” Amb David Lane #food aid reform @WFP_media @FAOnews @IFADnews (https://twitter.com/USUNRome/status/322007822864879617) Posted from WordPress for Android

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Tweet from farmhopping (@Farmhopping)

farmhopping (@Farmhopping) Happy to share with you our newest post: 10 THINGS YOU DIDN`T KNOW ABOUT SHEEP | Farmhopping – Blog: http://t.co/GbfYIXfXHL #sheep #animals (https://twitter.com/Farmhopping/status/321953762413518851) Posted from WordPress for Android

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Tweet from Dr. B. A. Usman (@drbausman)

Dr. B. A. Usman (@drbausman) “@KofiAnnan: “I always believed that change, even dramatic change, is possible.” http://t.co/tq9ghz68I9 @UNIGEnews @IHEID” (https://twitter.com/drbausman/status/321947681943605248) Posted from WordPress for Android

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Tweet from World Food Programme (@WFP)

World Food Programme (@WFP) No ‘magic wand’ for #Sahel as food shortages loom yet again. http://t.co/XiXWC73rcB by @ChadCeleste. (https://twitter.com/WFP/status/321945530076889088) Posted from WordPress for Android

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Tweet from farmhopping (@Farmhopping)

farmhopping (@Farmhopping) Using Permaculture to Improve the Teaching and Learning of Science… http://t.co/mJGTctlSwp #permaculture #education (https://twitter.com/Farmhopping/status/321935561189388288) Posted from WordPress for Android

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Tweet from Aquaculture Africa (@sarnissa)

Aquaculture Africa (@sarnissa) The role of Youth and Youth networks at the National Fisheries and Aquaculture conference in Malawi. http://t.co/asXO8ccW5E (https://twitter.com/sarnissa/status/321924058755256320) Posted from WordPress for Android

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Tweet from CAADP (@NEPAD_CAADP)

CAADP (@NEPAD_CAADP) Upscaling vocational training and education in agric key to meeting challenges of food insecurity, unemployment and rural transformation (https://twitter.com/NEPAD_CAADP/status/321910560981667840) Posted from WordPress for Android

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Coping With Climate Change in West Africa | International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Coping With Climate Change in West Africa | International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

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Tweet from FAO Animal Feeding (@FAOafeeding)

FAO Animal Feeding (@FAOafeeding) #NowReading Appetite genes are key to better #poultry diets: http://t.co/aALVwLLdSR @worldpoultry (https://twitter.com/FAOafeeding/status/320901505429434368) Posted from WordPress for Android

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Sugarcane business booms in Kano

Sugarcane business booms in Kano.

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Tweet from The AAHM (@TheAAHM)

The AAHM (@TheAAHM) Put disability on the food security agenda http://t.co/6GZJkFJ6YD via @guardian (https://twitter.com/TheAAHM/status/319346398191550464) Posted from WordPress for Android

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Tweet from Agricultural Policy (@agripolicy)

Agricultural Policy (@agripolicy) The use of groundwater for irrigation has become so extensive that experts and governments are now worried about… http://t.co/qi75U6qsMx (https://twitter.com/agripolicy/status/320033477288398849) Posted from WordPress for Android

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Tweet from IFAD (@IFADnews)

IFAD (@IFADnews)The world has an abundance of food, yet 900 million ppl are undernourished, says @wfp Abdulla at #food2015 #post2015 (https://twitter.com/IFADnews/status/319752571327770624) Posted from WordPress for Android

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