Monthly Archives: December 2013

FAO coordinates strategies to combat Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia in Africa

See on Scoop.it – Sustainable Livestock development A rationale for FAO to tackle transboundary animal diseases See on http://www.fao.org

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FAO – News Article: Surge in diseases of animal origin necessitates new approach to health – report

See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety “What this means is that we cannot deal with human health, animal health, and ecosystem health in isolation from each other – we have to look at them together, and … Continue reading

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The UN agencies #FAO, #IFAD & #WFP join forces to tackle the global problem of food losses. #foodlosses #foodsecurity

See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have launched a joint project to tackle the global problem … Continue reading

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FAO hands over Coordination of Animal Networks to Regional Coordinators in West and Central Africa

See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety FAO and partners coordinate Chinese-EU Animal Health Research with launch of LinkTADs See on http://www.fao.org

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New study raises concerns about future global crop yields

See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety Researchers have revealed that about 30 percent of the major global cereal crops- rice, wheat and corn- may have reached their maximum possible yields in farmers` fields, while raising concerns … Continue reading

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Global Food for Thought

See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety Global Food for Thought provides updated information, commentary, and analysis on breaking developments on international agriculture, food, and related issues. See on globalfoodforthought.typepad.com

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Livestock and fish program gender strategy output deliverables

Originally posted on ILRI policies, instititions and livelihoods program:
The Livestock and Fish Research Program formally adopted a gender strategy in May 2013 which adopts both Accommodative and Transformative approaches to design interventions that seek to facilitate movement around a…

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From the Latest Issue of Food Policy: Food Security and Conflict, Silos and Food Security, GMOs in Africa, and Nutrition Post-2015

See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety I began a three-year term as associate editor over at Food Policy at the beginning of November, which means that I handle submissions in my areas of expertise, deciding which manuscripts … Continue reading

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Industrial Meat Bad, Small Farm Good? It’s Not So Simple

See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety That’s the conclusion of a study of livestock around the world and their greenhouse gas emissions. See on http://www.npr.org

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Treating the Cow to Save the Kid: Where Human and Animal Health Intersect

See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety People fighting hunger in the developing world have noticed a troubling mystery: malnourished children sometimes fail to get healthier even when given a Bukar Usman (D.V.M., M.V.S.c)‘s insight: “This whole … Continue reading

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One Health Initiative – One World One Medicine One Health

See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety The One Health Initiative, a movement to forge co-equal, all inclusive partnerships between physicians, veterinarians, and other scientific-health related disciplines, has been endorsed by various major medical organizations and health … Continue reading

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: The State of Food Insecurity in the World

See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety The 2013 report goes beyond measuring food deprivation. It presents a broader suite of indicators that aim to capture the multidimensional nature of food insecurity, its determinants and outcomes. This … Continue reading

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PLOS ONE: The Global Hidden Hunger Indices and Maps: An Advocacy Tool for Action

See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety PLOS ONE: an inclusive, peer-reviewed, open-access resource from the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE. Reports of well-performed scientific studies from all disciplines freely available to the whole world. See on http://www.plosone.org

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Debunking Golden Rice myths: a geneticist’s perspective

Originally posted on Science on the Land:
Michael Purugganan at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) explains why he believes in the genetically modified (GM, genetically engineered, GE) rice called Golden Rice. He says that Golden Rice is part of…

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Reconnecting Youth and Agriculture

Originally posted on The ABJCA Blog:
The ICTs can help to make agriculture a more attractive option for young people A dead-end street or socially degrading path, here’s what agriculture represents for many young people in the African, Caribbean and…

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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. Walking the talk: Why and…

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Update on WTO Doha Round

Originally posted on One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?:
Chapter four of One Billion Hungry describes the Uruguay and, later, Doha rounds of international trade negotiations. At the time of publishing little headway had been made in reducing…

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Human innovation to feed the world

See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety Professor Sir Gordon Conway and Katy Wilson highlight the need for innovative solutions to food insecurity Article originally appeared on The Economist Insights With global population expected to r… Bukar … Continue reading

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Human innovation to feed the world

Originally posted on One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?:
Professor Sir Gordon Conway and Katy Wilson highlight the need for innovative solutions to food insecurity Article originally appeared on The Economist Insights With global population expected to reach…

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More Helpful Fatty Acids Found in Organic Milk

See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety The research was met with a mixed reaction, as there is disagreement among scientists about whether omega-6 fatty acids are harmful. See on http://www.nytimes.com

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Organic Milk – The Healthier Option?

Originally posted on Food (Policy) For Thought:
Many times, hailing the health benefits of organic foods, for example fruits and vegetables, has been criticized, and with good reason – while there may be less pesticide residues on the produce, the…

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Horse meat scandal will happen again unless Food Crime Unit investigates ‘seedy underworld supply chain involvement’

See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety First phase of inquiry into ‘Horsegate’ found food industry is easy target for criminal gangs because there is a See on http://www.mirror.co.uk

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Engaging in Food Conversations – 6 principles to aid in the learning process

Beef Runner I was sitting in class before church services this past Sunday and the question came up, “What is a Disciple?” It’s someone who engages in learning more in-depth about a subject, a follower of certain teachings, or an … Continue reading

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FARA Champions the Discussion on Agricultural Research and Development at the Brazil-Africa Leadership Forum 2013

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WTO Allows Developing Countries to Continue Food Security Programs Up to 2017 | Oryza

See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety The 159 member countries of the World Trade Organization (WTO) have almost finalized the “Bali Package” to reform global trade after last-minute negotiations ensured developing countries could continue various food … Continue reading

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1st African Continental Briefing on the future of African agriculture and the renewed role of FOs

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Ensuring food security: Key resources – Nutrition, Hunger, Climate Change…Gender – SciDev.Net

See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety From nutrition to gender issues, Michael Hoevel scans the best online resources relating to food security. Bukar Usman (D.V.M., M.V.S.c)‘s insight: from hunger, livelihoods and nutrition to climate change, gender and market access. See on … Continue reading

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Getting rid of bovine tuberculosis?

Originally posted on Science on the Land:
A farmer in my family told me, ‘People want clean meat.’ Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is an infectious disease of cattle (Bos primigenius) caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium bovis. Our UK Government wants rid…

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