Monthly Archives: June 2013

The World Bank’s plan to help end ‘absolute poverty’

See on Scoop.it – Poverty, Hunger & Malnutrition The World Bank is promising the poor will not always be with us. “We will join forces to end absolute poverty by 2030,” World Bank president Jim Yong… See on http://www.catholicregister.org

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The Homeless Hub – Hunger and Nutrition

See on Scoop.it – Poverty, Hunger & Malnutrition Child #poverty is directly tied to the level of household #income http://t.co/gCvBsiaq99 See on ht.ly

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WAYS NIGERIA UNIVERSITIES CAN OPTIMIZE THE STUDENT INDUSTRIAL WORKING EXPERIENCE SCHEME (SIWES) PROGRAM TO BOOST AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (ARD).

Originally posted on OJO Olawale :
Today, I watched as students in their fourth year in my university (Federal University of Technology Akure, Nigeria) picked up their log books for the six month SIWES program. This is generated some thoughts in…

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Food security dependent on smallholder farmers – Yara – Vibe Ghana

See on Scoop.it – Agriculture, Climate & Food security Food security dependent on smallholder farmers – Yara Vibe Ghana Food security in Ghana is largely dependent on the contribution of smallholder farmers predominantly engaged in crop and cash production, Mr … Continue reading

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Malnutrition Still Killing Three Million Children Under Five

See on Scoop.it – Poverty, Hunger & Malnutrition Kevin’s Carter’s disturbing picture of the 1993 famine in Sudan won him a Pulitzer Prize. See on http://www.nationofchange.org

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Urban Agriculture: Better Food & Food For Thought – Vertical Food Blog

See on Scoop.it – Food supply & food safety City farmers and advocates for sustainable food systems champion urban agriculture as a source of better food. How urban agriculture offers better produce See on verticalfoodblog.com

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Malnutrition ought to take political centre-stage: Experts – New York Daily News

See on Scoop.it – Poverty, Hunger & Malnutrition Malnutrition ought to take political centre-stage: Experts New York Daily News New Delhi, June 28 — India needs to bring the malnutrition debate on the political centre-stage, experts noted Friday at the … Continue reading

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Malnutrition threatening child survival in sub-Saharan Africa – Plan

See on Scoop.it – Poverty, Hunger & Malnutrition Widespread malnutrition in sub-Saharan Africa is threatening the survival of millions of children, Plan has warned. (#Malnutrition is threatening child survival in sub-Saharan #Africa. See on plan-international.org

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World Bank chief faces challenges on poverty, climate change

See on Scoop.it – Poverty, Hunger & Malnutrition In his first year as president of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim has tried to refocus the institution on fighting poverty and climate change — but challenges lie ahead (World Bank … Continue reading

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World Bank chief faces challenges on poverty, climate change

See on Scoop.it – Agriculture, Climate & Food security In his first year as president of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim has tried to refocus the institution on fighting poverty and climate change — but challenges lie ahead (World … Continue reading

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Malnutrition threatening child survival in sub-Saharan Africa – Plan – Reuters AlertNet

See on Scoop.it – Poverty, Hunger & Malnutrition Malnutrition threatening child survival in sub-Saharan Africa – Plan Reuters AlertNet Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA: Widespread malnutrition in sub-Saharan Africa is threatening the survival of millions of children, child rights organisation Plan… See … Continue reading

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Solving a continent’s food crisis |Cover Story |chinadaily.com.cn

See on Scoop.it – Agriculture, Climate & Food security China’s pioneering efforts are helping African nations develop their agricultural sectors (Solving Africa’s food crisis: http://t.co/lh26sOMCaF #foodcrisis #malnutrition #Africa)… See on africa.chinadaily.com.cn

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UNSC sees poverty key to Africa’s conflicts – Xinhua | English.news.cn

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Tata Group To Invest In East Africa’s Agriculture Sector

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China developing sustainable solutions to hunger in Africa: WFP – Xinhua | English.news.cn

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China major player in fighting hunger: UNWFP – Xinhua | English.news.cn

See on Scoop.it – Agriculture, Climate & Food security China major player in fighting hunger: UNWFP—A top official from the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) said Wednesday that China is capable of playing a major role in the global … Continue reading

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Livestock present Africa with huge – ‘right now!’ – opportunities for food, prosperity, environment » ILRI news

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Outlook for Nigeria’s Agri Sector with Minister Akinwunmi Adesina

See on Scoop.it – Food supply & food safety On the side lines of the annual Nigerian Economic Summit in the capital Abuja, ABN’s Wole Famurewa caught up with Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture Akinwunmi… See on http://www.youtube.com

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UN food agency officials call for hunger elimination by 2025 – Xinhua | English.news.cn

See on Scoop.it – Poverty, Hunger & Malnutrition Officials of United Nations food agencies on Saturday called for food security and nutrition to be placed at the center of the international agenda for African development, and hunger to be eliminated … Continue reading

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Is Sustainability Still Possible?

Originally posted on One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?:
Every year the Worldwatch Institute releases their annual State of the World report covering such previous topics as consumerism, climate change and food security.  In 2013, State of the…

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How Innovation Is Stimulating Agriculture In Africa

Originally posted on ECO-opia:
Source link:  http://www.ventures-africa.com/2013/04/innovation-agriculture-africa/ Editor’s Note: This article was feature in Ventures Africa magazine February/March edition Posted on April 29, 2013 VENTURES AFRICA – Agriculture in Africa currently stands at the crossroads of persistent food shortages compounded…

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Beyond the farm: promoting agribusiness as a way out of poverty

Originally posted on Foundation for Young Farmers:
Beyond the farm: promoting agribusiness as a way out of poverty Just improving farm yield is not enough to lift families and communities out of poverty – we also need to change the…

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World’s 2.5 billion smallholder farmers are key to global food security and sustainability

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Ezekial Rop, a smallholder farmer in Moiben, Kenya (photo credit: Jeff Haskins). ‘Supporting smallholder farmers to play a greater role in food production and natural resource stewardship is one of the quickest ways to lift…

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Making visible the ‘invisible benefits’ of African pastoralism will spur national and pastoral economies both

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Pastoral areas of Africa are experiencing a booming livestock export trade and inflow of investment that can be harnessed to grow national economies (photo credit: ILRI/Stevie Mann). A comprehensive economic evaluation of pastoral livestock’s often…

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Watch “African agricultural R&D and productivity growth in a global setting” on YouTube

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Watch “Improving Food Security in the 21st Century: What are the roles for firms and foundations?” on YouTube

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Refocusing on youth and agriculture for Africa’s ‘lost generation’

Originally posted on Foundation for Young Farmers:
Agriculture policies in many African countries are failing to recognise the true needs and priorities of their young people, say authors of new research published today by the Institute of Development Studies. Unemployment…

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Farming could be key to solving youth unemployment in Africa

Originally posted on Foundation for Young Farmers:
Farming by machete and hoe does not appeal to young Africans – or policymakers. Photograph: Dan Chung for the Guardian Agriculture employs most of Africa‘s young people and is likely to continue to…

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Youth are the future. Invest in them!

Originally posted on Foundation for Young Farmers:
Youth are the future. Invest in them!. Youth are the future. Invest in them!  “Education is crucial, enabling young people to live up to their potential” With more than 200 million people aged between…

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Breeding Season coming to a close

Beef Runner Earlier this week, I was busy in the barn at one of our farms despite the humidity and rain. We were working cattle and pulling bulls from the cow herds. The calves were receiving their first round of … Continue reading

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Why Castrate Cattle?

Is castration really a management matter? Beef Runner Why do we castrate cattle? First thought that comes to mind, because I do not want my heifers bred to an inferior bull. Castration also comes to mind when I think of … Continue reading

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Ask A Farmer: Does feeding corn harm cattle?

Beef Runner What is a Factory Farm? Does feeding cattle corn harm them? Why are cattle finished in feedlots? These are a few of the questions I often receive when discussing the beef we eat and how cattle are raised. … Continue reading

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FAO – News Article: Progress is proof that hunger can be eliminated

See on Scoop.it – Poverty, Hunger & Malnutrition 16 June 2013, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva formally recognized 38 countries for reducing hunger by half well ahead of international targets for the year 2015. During a high-level … Continue reading

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FAO – News Article: FAO urges end of malnutrition as priority

See on Scoop.it – Poverty, Hunger & Malnutrition 4 June 2013, Rome – Denouncing the huge social and economic costs of malnutrition, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today called for resolute efforts to eradicate malnutrition as well as hunger … Continue reading

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Food for All: Tackling Hunger and Malnutrition | Commentary – Roll Call

See on Scoop.it – Poverty, Hunger & Malnutrition Food for All: Tackling Hunger and Malnutrition | Commentary Roll Call There has never been a greater need for a comprehensive and sustainable approach to tackling hunger and malnutrition. See on news.google.com

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We Must Confront Climate Change to End Poverty – Huffington Post

See on Scoop.it – Poverty, Hunger & Malnutrition Environment News Service We Must Confront Climate Change to End Poverty Huffington Post To help our clients prepare for the risks of a warming planet, we asked the scientists at the Potsdam … Continue reading

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FAO urges end of malnutrition priority / Socio-economic costs of global malnutrition unacceptable

See on Scoop.it – Poverty, Hunger & Malnutrition   FAO urges end of malnutrition as priority / Social and economic costs of global malnutrition unacceptable   ROME, Italy, June 4, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Denouncing the huge social and … Continue reading

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Small Scale Farming: Simple, Successful, Sustainable

See on Scoop.it – Food supply & food safety On a recent visit to Japan, I was struck by the remarkable success of smallholder farming. I left the country convinced that subsistence farming can eradicate Africa’s hunger crisis. I wade … Continue reading

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Responsible Agriculture

See on Scoop.it – Agriculture, Climate & Food security   THIS is the third in the series on healthy and responsible living. Today I would like to share my experiences about the several farming practices that not only seek to … Continue reading

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Our Collective Failure To Address Malnutrition Is a Glaring Scandal …

See on Scoop.it – Agriculture, Climate & Food security Our Collective Failure To Address Malnutrition Is a Glaring Scandal of the 21st Century. Published on 11 June 2013. share +. June 8 – As we gather in London this weekend … Continue reading

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A Global Imperative: Ending Child Malnutrition | Impatient Optimists

See on Scoop.it – Agriculture, Climate & Food security New research published this week in the respected medical journal, The Lancet, underscores one area – undernutrition in young children – where there is a lot more work to do. According … Continue reading

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Dr. Steve Meyer – Grains and Livestock Economic Outlook

See on Scoop.it – Food supply & food safety Dr. Steve Meyer, Paragon Economics, says key issues in coming months will be input and production costs; demand; output levels for 2013 and 2014; and prices and margins.   YouTube: http://agtoday.us/14bOYrG   … Continue reading

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Could Agriculture Bloom in the Desert? Qatar Works to Invent an Innovative Oasis – PBS NewsHour

See on Scoop.it – Agriculture, Climate & Food security Could Agriculture Bloom in the Desert? Qatar Works to Invent an Innovative Oasis PBS NewsHour But it will likely be fueled by renewable resources, like ingenuity, imagination, and perseverance. See on … Continue reading

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Putting the Culture Back in Agriculture: Reviving Native Food and Farming Traditions

See on Scoop.it – Agriculture, Climate & Food security Toward Freedom, a progressive perspective on world events See on http://www.towardfreedom.com

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Cost of hungry children revealed

See on Scoop.it – Agriculture, Climate & Food security Children not eating well costs Uganda more than 5% of its national income, the first large-scale survey of the economic impact of malnutrition shows. See on http://www.bbc.co.uk

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Africa’s dryland agricultural systems research: When East meets West (and when it doesn’t)

See on Scoop.it – Food supply & food safety I have been working for nine months as an agricultural economist at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) headquarters, in Nairobi, Kenya. I have come to realize that there are not … Continue reading

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‘Adapt to climate shifts now’ – New research report advice to Africa’s farmers and policymakers

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
A failed maize crop in Ghana. A report by CCAFS is advising Africa’s farmers and policymakers to adapt to climate shifts now to ensure communities are protected from climate change devastations (photo credit: Neil Palmer/CIAT).…

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Prioritise smallholder agriculture development; farmers tell gov’t – Myjoyonline.com

See on Scoop.it – Food supply & food safety Myjoyonline.com Prioritise smallholder agriculture development; farmers tell gov’t Myjoyonline.com At a SEND-Ghana sponsored forum at Dodowa in the Shai-Osudoku district, the farmers bemoaned the lack of sustained efforts to assist them … Continue reading

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Malnutrition biggest killer of African children – Africa Review

See on Scoop.it – Food supply & food safety Malnutrition biggest killer of African children Africa Review Speaking to the Africa Review in a telephone interview after the rally, Mr Gates said malnutrition is a huge problem because if a … Continue reading

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Bill Marler’s Food Safety Today

See on Scoop.it – Food supply & food safety Bill Marler’s Food Safety Today, by Bill Marler: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos. (RT @bmarler: Bill Marler’s Food Safety Today is out! See … Continue reading

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Can videos, songs and drama be used to promote agricultural innovations?

Can videos, songs and drama be used to promote agricultural innovations?.

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Agriculture-asociated diseases: Can we control them? Stop them? Prevent them? It’s back to the farm (and market) » ILRI news

Agriculture-asociated diseases: Can we control them? Stop them? Prevent them? It’s back to the farm (and market) » ILRI news.  

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14 ways to reduce your food waste

Originally posted on One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?:
World Environment Day, the theme being food loss and food waste, got us thinking about practical ways we can reduce the amount of food we throw away. In developing…

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A World Without Bees

Originally posted on Global Food Politics:
The world’s bee populations have been under stress in recent years, fueling concerns over the future of agriculture.  The combination of colony collapse disorder—the cause of which remains disputed—and expanded use of certain classes…

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Agriculture is the largest contributor to Africa’s future economic growth

Originally posted on ECO-opia:
By Warren Nyamugasira Recently, our leaders have been commemorating, on our behalf, 50 years since the formation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) now African Union (AU). Despite the twists and turns over the past…

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Small ruminants contribute to food security and nutrition in Zimbabwe

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
“In addition to providing high-quality food products (meat and milk), livestock is the most important source of on-farm income and insurance in the low-input farming systems of semi-arid southern Africa.” ILRI’s sister center the International…

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It’s not just pests: Pesticides damage biodiversity

Originally posted on Science on the Land:
Yesterday Sharon Oosthoek at Nature told us about some new science, showing that pesticides spark broad biodiversity loss. It’s easy to spray pesticides within legal limits. But many pesticides accumulate in soil and…

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