Monthly Archives: November 2013

COP-PPLD: detail

See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety Supporting communities in building resilience through agro pastoral field schools” See on http://www.cop-ppld.net

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Crowdsourcing app fights food loss in Africa

See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety Each year Africa sustains post-harvest losses of fruit and vegetables worth US$48 billion, while half of the world’s undernourished people live on that continent. A majority of the post-harvest losses … Continue reading

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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. Increasing cropping frequency offers opportunity…

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The private sector in horticulture and livestock: What Ethiopia could learn from Kenya

Originally posted on LIVES-Ethiopia:
The traveling workshop to Kenya by the LIVES steering committee in early October brought many insights related to horticulture and livestock. These sectors are more advanced in Kenya than Ethiopia and steering committee members described the…

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Connecting the dots – roles for ICTs in agricultural extension services

Originally posted on LIVES-Ethiopia:
The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) recently convened a conference on ‘ict4ag – the digital springboard for inclusive agriculture.’ Held in Kigali, it brought together many innovations and experiences on the use of…

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Food demand: opportunities and challenges with aquaculture – Stockholm Resilience Centre

See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety Advances the understanding of complex social-ecological systems with new insights into ecosystem management practices and long-term sustainability See on http://www.stockholmresilience.org

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Why not feed insects to other livestock?

Originally posted on Science on the Land:
Here in Britain, our Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) coordinates PROteINSECT. This is about farming insects (entomoculture) as a source of protein for animal feed. FERA is part of our Department for…

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allAfrica.com: Sudan: EU and FAO Launch €8.6 Million Food Security Programme in Eastern Sudan

See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety allAfrica: African news and information for a global audience See on allafrica.com

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To re-think our modern food-acquisition strategies (Resilience)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Read at : http://www.resilience.org/stories/2013-03-11/when-agriculture-stops-working-a-guide-to-growing-food-in-the-age-of-climate-destabilization-and-civilization-collapse When agriculture stops working: A guide to growing food in the age of climate destabilization and civilization collapse by Dan Allen This is Part 1 of an essay in 2 parts. Part…

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The first step to end hunger (John R. PENDERGAST)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Bottle gardening This family recognized the value of growing fresh food in bottles (Photo JRP)  

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The first step to end hunger (John R. PENDERGAST)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Bottle gardening This family recognized the value of growing fresh food in bottles (Photo JRP)  

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2014 International Year of Family Farming

See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety Family farming can contribute to achieving the millennium development goal on hunger eradication. The African Regional Dialogue was aimed at enabling a discussion between the different stakeholders to increase understanding … Continue reading

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Moving Beyond Food Deserts

Originally posted on Global Food Politics:
John Bare, Vice President of the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, published an interesting op-ed on the CNN website this morning, arguing that the food movement should banish the term “food desert” from its…

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Ask A Farmer: Use of Antibiotics in Cattle Feedlots

Beef Runner Last week, I brought forward some Food For Thought on the issue of antibiotic use in livestock. The concerns surrounding an increase in antibiotic resistance seem to raise a lot of emotion and controversy around our food supply, … Continue reading

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Cargill: Three ways to create a food secure world

See on Scoop.it – Agriculture, Climate & Food security As far as global feed company Cargill is concerned, there are three major areas in which the company can make a difference with regard to themes as sustainability and helping to … Continue reading

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Google Lat Long: Mapping the world’s deforestation over time

See on Scoop.it – Agriculture, Climate & Food security See on google-latlong.blogspot.be

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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. Global map of seeds, food…

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Incorporating ecosystem service values in agricultural planning

Originally posted on One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?:
Ecosystem services, “the benefits that people derive from nature” (Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, 2005), are rarely taken into account in the valuation of agricultural commodities, despite the impacts (both positive…

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Sustainable Food Systems

Originally posted on One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?:
Food demand is expected to rise by 70% to 2050. Urbanisation and increasing incomes per capita are shifting diets to those more demanding of meat and other animal products,…

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Frontiers in Agricultural Sustainability: Studying the Protein Supply Chain to Improve Dietary Quality | EGFAR

See on Scoop.it – Precision Agriculture [Events] December 12, 2013 at the New York Academy of Sciences 7 WTC, 250 Greenwich Street, 40th Fl.- NY, NY 10007 Early bird registration until Nov. 27 – Use the code PROTEIN5 for $5 off … Continue reading

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Tailor made precision feeding

See on Scoop.it – Precision Agriculture Feeding a bird is more than just supplying day after day the same ration over a certain period of time. It will thrive and perform only at optimum level if the diet provided, is … Continue reading

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Development of defenses against diseases threatening food crops worldwide (Science Daily)

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Read at : http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131108102150.htm Defending Food Crops: Whitefly Experimentation to Prevent Contamination of Agriculture Experimentation with whitefly-transmitted diseases provides a means of interfering with the plant-contamination process as well as the cultivation of plants that are…

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Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition

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Reports Show Corporate Control Entrenched in Global Food Chain

See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety Global Policy Forum is a policy watchdog that follows the work of the United Nations. We promote accountability and citizen participation in decisions on peace and security, social justice and … Continue reading

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Ending Extreme Poverty and Promoting Shared Prosperity

See on Scoop.it – Poverty, Hunger & Malnutrition The World Bank sets goals to end extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity in the developing world. See on http://www.worldbank.org

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Africa’s Agriculture and Agribusiness Markets Set to Top US$ One Trillion in 2030

See on Scoop.it – Precision Agriculture African farmers could create a trillion-dollar market for their goods by 2030, if they can access more capital, better infrastructure and land. See on http://www.worldbank.org

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Reports Show Corporate Control Entrenched in Global Food Chain

See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety Global Policy Forum is a policy watchdog that follows the work of the United Nations. We promote accountability and citizen participation in decisions on peace and security, social justice and … Continue reading

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Report: Global right to food movement emerging

See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety Global Policy Forum is a policy watchdog that follows the work of the United Nations. We promote accountability and citizen participation in decisions on peace and security, social justice and … Continue reading

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Where we stand in understanding global food security

Originally posted on One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?:
The First International Conference on Global Food Security took place on the 29th September to the 2nd October in Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands. The conference brought together scientists and experts…

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New dual-purpose sorghum: Food for people and livestock » ILRI news

See on Scoop.it – Sustainable Livestock development See on http://www.ilri.org

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FAO – News Article: Bridging the information gap in agriculture

See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety “Lack of access to knowledge is a major bottleneck for many poor countries to develop their agricultural sector and ensure food security,” said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva celebrating … Continue reading

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DDGS: Nutritious and 
inexpensive feed for poultry

See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety World grain prices are increasing and the industry is facing challenges in producing good quality animal products with reasonable prices for consumers. Also, the poultry industry in Bangladesh is dealing … Continue reading

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US program develops heat-tolerant chickens for Africa

See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety A new program that will identify genes crucial for breeding chickens that can tolerate hot climates and resist infectious diseases — specifically the devastating Newcastle disease — has been launched … Continue reading

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US program develops heat-tolerant chickens for Africa

See on Scoop.it – Sustainable Livestock development A new program that will identify genes crucial for breeding chickens that can tolerate hot climates and resist infectious diseases — specifically the devastating Newcastle disease — has been launched under the leadership … Continue reading

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Research: Can the biofuel industry benefit poultry

See on Scoop.it – Sustainable Livestock development Researchers are investigation the potential of feeding poultry the proteins retrieved from the fermenters used and showing that poultry industry and biofuel industry can live side by side. See on http://www.worldpoultry.net

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First insurance for pastoralist herders in Kenya now available in Isiolo and Wajir

See on Scoop.it – Sustainable Livestock development Goat herds return home at sunset in northern Kenya (photo credit: USAID/Donatella Lorch). ‘[Hussein] Ahmed, a pastoralist in Marsabit district in arid and semi-arid northern Kenya, lost all his ani… Bukar Usman (D.V.M., M.V.S.c)‘s … Continue reading

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First insurance for pastoralist herders in Kenya now available in Isiolo and Wajir

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Goat herds return home at sunset in northern Kenya (photo credit: USAID/Donatella Lorch). ‘[Hussein] Ahmed, a pastoralist in Marsabit district in arid and semi-arid northern Kenya, lost all his animals in 2011 during one of the…

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The IPCC of the livestock sector? Global Agenda of Action on building a sustainable livestock sector » ILRI news

See on Scoop.it – Sustainable Livestock development Basically, the livestock sector needs to produce more, from less, and with benefits to all. – ILRISee on http://www.ilri.org

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ILRI deputy director-general of research at World Bank summit makes (serious, sane, realistic) case for West African pastoralism » ILRI news

See on Scoop.it – Sustainable Livestock development Bukar Usman (D.V.M., M.V.S.c)‘s insight: add your insight… See on http://www.ilri.org

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Nigerian poultry famers promise for healthy eggs

See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety Lagos State Chapter members of the Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN), have vowed to recall any contaminated eggs found in the local market. See on http://www.worldpoultry.net

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Climate Change and the Future of Food

Originally posted on Global Food Politics:
A draft Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report leaked last week concludes that climate change poses dramatic risks for the global food supply. Unlike previous reports, the draft report concludes that while rising mean…

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Developing advanced biofuels

Originally posted on Science on the Land:
In the United States, the Agriculture Secretary is Tom Vilsack. He’s offering money to develop commercial-scale biorefineries or retrofit existing facilities with appropriate technology to develop advanced biofuels. ‘Advanced biofuels’ means that these…

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Sparking up Youth involvement in Agriculture with Social Media

Originally posted on Kalu Samuel's Blog:
staking my tomatoes ICTs and indeed Social media has come to stay, over a billion subscribers are active on Facebook alone! There is a strong need therefore to engage the youth and spark…

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Next Briefing on Farmer-driven research

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Biotechnologies for smallholders: new publications

Originally posted on One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?:
The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation recently released a new publication, Biotechnologies at Work for Smallholders: Case Studies from Developing Countries in Crops, Livestock and Fish, which details how…

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As climate change intensifies, the world faces an unpalatable choice: eat or drink

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