Monthly Archives: January 2014

CTA Top 20 Innovations for Smallholder farmers Call for Proposals

Originally posted on Foundation for Young Farmers:
Call for Proposals Closing date 15 February 2014   1      Background information CTA is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU).…

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Sky Farming!!!

Originally posted on Tech4agri:
http://www.verticalfarm.com/more – Click here to browse the official website on the concept of the vertical Farm A Vertical Farm is a building designed for growing food in large cities. It is meant to be a self sustaining agricultural hub, producing…

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Should we worry if Africa’s farmers are getting older?

Originally posted on Foundation for Young Farmers:
A ‘fact’ that is commonly used to support the case for doing something about young rural Africans’ apparent lack of interest in agriculture is that ‘the average age of farmers in Africa is…

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Weekly Overview: Food Security Returns to Top of International Agenda

See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety GLOBAL – Food security has returned to the international political agenda at the Green Week meeting in the German capital. Bukar Usman (D.V.M., M.V.S.c)‘s insight: "Preserving agricultural diversity is not … Continue reading

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Southern Times-Striving for food security

See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety Striving for food security See on http://www.southerntimesafrica.com

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PAEPARD: Supporting climate resilient livelihoods in the Sahel

See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety Bukar Usman (D.V.M., M.V.S.c)‘s insight: For decades the Sahel has been presented as suffering from irreversible degradation, leading to desert advancement and the impoverishment of the population. This issue paper … Continue reading

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US poultry sector questions African Trade Act extension

See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety National chicken council representative Bill Roenigk has addressed the US International Trade Commission with concerns regarding trade acts which oppose US poultry trade in Africa. Bukar Usman (D.V.M., M.V.S.c)‘s insight: … Continue reading

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