Monthly Archives: February 2014

Meat atlas – on the meat we consume and its impacts

Originally posted on CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish:
Is humanity substituting the quality and safety of our meat with quantity? Published in January 2014, the Meat Atlas looks at commercial and small & medium scale meat production in…

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Debunking Myths Around Farming in Africa

Originally posted on Foundation for Young Farmers:
New technologies and ideas – from mobile phone information systems to new crop varieties – are rapidly transforming agriculture across Africa. Yet the sector continues to be stereotyped as one synonymous with poverty…

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Aquaculture to Produce Majority of Global Food Fish Supply by 2030

See on Scoop.it – Precision Agriculture GLOBAL – Aquaculture will provide close to two thirds of global food fish consumption by 2030 as catches from wild capture fisheries level off and demand from an emerging global middle class, especially in … Continue reading

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Target the curious: Bringing insect consumption to the mainstream

See on Scoop.it – Precision Agriculture Some people are repulsed by the idea of eating insects – but those aren’t the people to target when trying to introduce insect consumption to the mainstream, says edible insect expert Professor Arnold van … Continue reading

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Why dry areas should invest massively in innovation to ensure food security / CGIAR

See on Scoop.it – Agriculture, Climate & Food security A Global Agricultural Research Partnership See on http://www.cgiar.org

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Aid to Africa: private sector investment becomes new priority. Commercial smallholders “are going to be part of the solution for the chronic poor”, EU

See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety Rich countries switch focus to funding businesses to help farmers and improve food security under the New Alliance See on http://www.theguardian.com

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Has Africa’s focus on farming borne fruit?

See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety A decade of CAADP has brought progress across the continent but too few returns on agriculture spend in most countries See on http://www.theguardian.com

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Searching for appropriate technologies: IFPRI’s agri-tech toolbox

Originally posted on One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?:
Solutions to the world’s food insecurity and environmental problems are numerous. Some suggest it is the not the lack of a solution that hampers progress in addressing hunger, climate…

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Food poverty: government in denial

See on Scoop.it – Precision Agriculture Editorial: Among the most fundamental purposes of any developed country’s government is to ensure every citizen can afford to feed themselves See on http://www.theguardian.com

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Africa youth gardens open opportunities to decent jobs and dignified life

Originally posted on Foundation for Young Farmers:
Family farming is an important path for inclusion for millions of poor rural communities, and is of special importance for women and for youth, the head of the United Nations Food and Agricultural…

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Small Scale #Postharvest Technologies & Best Practices #foodsecurity #Africa

See on Scoop.it – Precision Agriculture The three main objectives of applying postharvest technology to harvested fruits and vegetables are: to maintain quality (appearance, texture, flavor and nutritive value)to protect food safety, andto reduce losses (both physical and in market … Continue reading

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Comparing Storage Facilities, Different Methods Lead to Postharvest Loss | Preventing Postharvest Loss

See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety Comparison of two storage facilities in Punjab shows stark differences #phlstudents http://t.co/1AlgmoaDIN http://t.co/KuzZvsqUUu See on publish.illinois.edu

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Writing About Food Security? Say It With Pictograms! – Ecosystem Marketplace

See on Scoop.it – Agriculture, Climate & Food security Forbes Writing About Food Security? Say It With Pictograms! See on http://www.ecosystemmarketplace.com

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Teagasc plays a key role in international food security – Agriland

See on Scoop.it – Agriculture, Climate & Food security Agriland Teagasc plays a key role in international food security Agriland Teagasc recently made a submission to the International Food Security Committee to the review of Ireland’s Foreign Policy and External … Continue reading

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“Vertical farming explained: how cities could be food producers of the future | Science | The Observer” #urbanAgric #Nigeria

See on Scoop.it – Precision Agriculture Vertical farming explained: how cities could be food producers of the future | Science | The Observer http://t.co/6fZ9FGDN4r See on embedle.com

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Research Program_Chinese Academy Of Agricultural Sciences

See on Scoop.it – Precision Agriculture Chinese Academy Of Agricultural Sciences (The Agricultural Science and Technology Innovation Program (ASTIP) officially begins in 2013 (Source: CAAS) http://t.co/BNY64afswT)… See on http://www.caas.cn

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‘Food security an immediate priority for GCC’ says UAE Minister Of …

See on Scoop.it – Agriculture, Climate & Food security HE Dr. Rashid Ahmed Mohammed Bin Fahad to Address Inaugural World Food Security Summit – a Gulfood Leaders Event. See on http://www.zawya.com

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World Expo organiser: Israel is ‘an example’ in food security debate – EurActiv

See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety World Expo organiser: Israel is ‘an example’ in food security debate EurActiv One reason we thought food would be a good theme is that one it is very Italian; number … Continue reading

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PAEPARD: Research gaps to enhance the contribution of forest foods to sustainable diets

See on Scoop.it – Agriculture, Climate & Food security See on paepard.blogspot.com

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Logistics Capacity Development: Post-Harvest Food Loss Reduction …

See on Scoop.it – Precision Agriculture Logistics Capacity Development: Post-Harvest Food Loss Reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa through improved Storage and Handling at the start of the Supply Chain. About this Operation. Operations ID: 200671. See on http://www.wfp.org

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POST HARVEST LOSSES

See on Scoop.it – Precision Agriculture Significant amount of foodstuff spoiling due to lack of proper storage at Ghana’s major food hub, the Techiman Central market. See on http://www.youtube.com

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ICAR Marches Ahead in Development of Farm Technologies – Press Information Bureau (press release)

See on Scoop.it – Precision Agriculture ICAR Marches Ahead in Development of Farm Technologies Press Information Bureau (press release) A multi-millet thresher operated by 1.5 kw motor with 95% efficiency reduces drudgery and minimizes post-harvest losses. See on pib.nic.in

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“Enough is Enough” When It Comes to the Food Security Debate, Says Elanco President | BEEF Magazine [primary-term] press release archives

See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety Hunger and food insecurity are solvable. Through the use of agricultural technology, food production can grow to meet the demands of 9 billion people. See on m.beefmagazine.com

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Food insecurity biggest challenge

See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety KARACHI – Land ownership in few hands is directly responsible for devoid of secure access to food. The state of malnutrition is intrinsically linked with land ownership. These were the … Continue reading

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Support for small-scale farming | Oxfam International

See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety See on http://www.oxfam.org

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10 reasons to invest bigger and better in agriculture in Africa | Oxfam International Blogs

See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety See on blogs.oxfam.org

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Agricultural Growth Program-Livestock Market Development – CNFA – CNFA

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

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Agricultural Growth Program-Livestock Market Development – CNFA – CNFA

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

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Rethinking Global Food Security

Originally posted on One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?:
At the World Economic Forum, held in Davos in January 2014, experts on food security, Ellen Kullman, Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of DuPont; Michel M.…

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Next Briefing on ‘Revolutionising finance for agri-value chains’

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World Bank says fish offers future food security

See on Scoop.it – Precision Agriculture Aquaculture and fisheries will provide future food security which will be critical in feeding the growing population beyond 2030, a World Bank study shows. The study titled ‘Fish To 2030; Prospects for Fisheries and … Continue reading

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Technology alone cannot solve food security issues – SciDev.Net South Asia

See on Scoop.it – Precision Agriculture Technological interventions to address food security can prove to be a two-edged sword, say Nutan Kaushik and Pooja Adhikari. See on m.scidev.net

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Looking to the future: African’s agricultural transformation

Originally posted on One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?:
ONE Campaign on the 29th January 2014 launched their Do Agric, It Pays campaign to urge African leaders to commit to spending 10% of national budgets on agriculture, a…

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Nigeria produces 420,000 metric tonnes of fish – CAFAN. – Vanguard News

See on Scoop.it – Precision Agriculture The Catfish Association of Nigeria (CAFAN) on Sunday said that Nigeria produced 420,000 metric tonnes of fish after aquaculture was included in the Growth Enhancement Support (GES) scheme. See on http://www.vanguardngr.com

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Food security not an issue if resources are managed well: Ahluwalia

See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety Sustainable food security will not a problem if scarce resources like water and energy are managed well, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia said on Saturday. See on ibnlive.in.com

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The Future of Agriculture: Luring The Younger Generation

Originally posted on Foundation for Young Farmers:
The presence and activities of the youths are obvious in every sector of the economy; however, their participation is still nothing to write home about when it comes to the agricultural sector, even…

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Call for Applications – Global Food Security Symposium 2014 Next Generation Delegation – Global Food for Thought

See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is now accepting applications from students to participate in the Global Food Security Symposium 2014 Next Generation Delegation. About the Delegation Convened annually by … Continue reading

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“What Fish Would You Like?” “… Do I Have A Real Choice?”

Originally posted on Food (Policy) For Thought:
via Oceana; click through for a bigger version. This is pretty shocking news – when testing what kinds of fish are sold under which labels, in some states as many as 52% were…

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#Biosecurity important to poultry operations worldwide @Vetpublichealth @PoultryNation @WorldPoultry

See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety During an IPPE presentation David Shapiro, DVM, director of veterinary services at Perdue Farms highlighted the essential biosecurity procedures in poultry production. See on http://www.worldpoultry.net

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FAO: Better crop genebanks mean better food security

See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety The FAO wants to improve standards across the world’s genebanks to improve the conservation of crop diversity which in turn means securing resilient global food supplies. See on http://www.foodnavigator.com

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Agriculture ‘engine of growth’ that Africa needs

Originally posted on Foundation for Young Farmers:
Agriculture must become the engine for growth that Africa needs to eradicate hunger and boost sustainable food production, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today. Speaking at a side event on the…

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“What Fish Would You Like?” “… Do I Have A Real Choice?”

See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety This is pretty shocking news – when testing what kinds of fish are sold under which labels, in some states as many as 52% were mislabeled, mostly in order to … Continue reading

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Growing Opportunity: Measuring Investment in Africa Agriculture

Originally posted on Foundation for Young Farmers:
A decade ago, African leaders made a bold commitment to reverse decades of neglect of the agriculture sector. Through the Maputo Declaration at the July 2003 African Union summit, African heads of state…

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From honey-making bees to fried termites: could #insect science contribute to #Africa’s food security? @FmardNg

See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety Within the Luhya community in western Kenya, where I come from, termites are seen as a delicacy. Seasoned with a little salt these insects are quite enjoyable. A visit the … Continue reading

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