Monthly Archives: March 2014

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

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FAO – ‘Revolution’ in Agriculture Vital to Meet Food Targets

See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety FAO says a second “Green Revolution” may be required to boost agricultural yields and feed the world’s expected 9 billion people. See on mask-africa.com

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Plant intelligence

Originally posted on One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?:
New research has shown that plants may be more intelligent than we think. A recent study conducted by the University of Western Australia, demonstrated that the plant, Mimosa pudica,…

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‘E-agriculture will create 500,000 jobs for youths’- Kalu Samuel

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Video: Digital mapping for CAP 2015 unveiled

See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety A team of 300 IT experts is working to build a single online application and payments system in time for the new CAP scheme in 2015. See on http://www.fwi.co.uk

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Health Ranger research breakthrough: How to block nearly all the mercury in your diet using common, everyday foods

See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety Health Ranger research breakthrough: How to block nearly all the mercury in your diet using common, everyday foods See on http://www.naturalnews.com

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Imagining Research for Food Sovereignty (video)

Originally posted on Food Governance:
This video – Imagining Research for Food Sovereignty – highlights the outcomes of the farmer exchanges and the St Ulrich workshop deliberations. For more information about the St. Ulrich Workshop on Democratising Agricultural Research for Food…

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What livestock eat (and don’t eat) determines how productive, and efficient, they are–PNAS study

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Napier grass (aka ‘elephant grass’), a major feed supplement for dairy cows and other ruminant animals in Kenya (photo credit: Jeff Haskins). Even though research has shown that [greenhouse gas] GHG emissions from the Western…

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The whole package for Africa’s women farmers | Global Food Security blog

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African project aims to stop #rats in their tracks – SciDev.Net #postharvet

See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety The StopRats project will focus on helping local people make use of sustainable anti-rat technologies. See on http://www.scidev.net

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Boosting African farm yields

Originally posted on Foundation for Young Farmers:
For tens of millions of people in rural Africa, life has gotten harder in recent years. Reliant on erratic rains, working exhausted soil and hobbled by decades of underinvestment and neglect, many have…

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IHAV Conference 2014- Creating an Agribusiness Revolution With Africa’s Youth.

See on Scoop.it – Agriculture, Climate & Food security   DEADLINE- May 24 2014 Conference IHAV conference is a project-based conference which will gather from across the globe, 100 outstanding and innovative African youth visionaries and 10 inspir… See on … Continue reading

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Global diets get more similar in threat to food security: study

See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety OSLO (Reuters) – Increasing similarity in diets worldwide is a threat to health and food security with many people forsaking traditional crops such as cassava, sorghum or millet, an international … Continue reading

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