Monthly Archives: April 2014

Smallholder Farmers Most Vulnerable to Climate Change

Originally posted on Thought + Food:
For some time now, we have been aware that coffee farmers have been facing the challenges of climate change; either from too much rain or from drought. Coffee crops are also being attacked by coffee…

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GAFSP: Improving Incomes, Reducing Hunger

See on Scoop.it – Poverty, Hunger & Malnutrition Results story of the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) After 4 years on the ground. Strong results include drastically increased yields and extensive training for smallholder. Bukar Usman (D.V.M., M.V.S.c)‘s … Continue reading

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Aflatoxins: New briefs disclose the threat to people and livestock and what research is doing about it

See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety A damaged maize cob that, if harvested with clean cobs, can contaminate all the cobs with aflatoxins (photo credit: Joseph Atehnkeng/IITA). ‘The UN World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that bi… … Continue reading

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Farmers could cut emissions while boosting production – SciDev.Net

See on Scoop.it – Agriculture, Climate & Food security Using updated practices can cut greenhouse gas emissions and save livestock farmers money, says FAO report. See on m.scidev.net

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Sustainable food production: Facts and Figures – SciDev.Net

See on Scoop.it – Agriculture, Climate & Food security Farming must feed more people more sustainably. Zareen Bharucha looks at scientific approaches past and present. See on m.scidev.net

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Rwanda: EAX Hosts Meeting with Nigerian Minister of Agriculture

Originally posted on Kalu Samuel's Blog:
R-L Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina, Hon. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Federal Republic of Nigeria and Dr. Jendayi Frazer, EAX Board Chairman Photo credit: EAX KIGALI, RWANDA – Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina, Honorable Minister of…

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