Monthly Archives: May 2014

Development, Public Health, and Nutrition

Originally posted on Global Food Politics:
A study commissioned by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and published by the World Health Organization earlier this week reached some starting public health conclusions. The study found that the proportion of overweight…

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“Youth Agribusiness Development Initiative”:a Private-Public partnership to Advance Youth employment in Agriculture and Agribusiness in Africa

Originally posted on Agropreneurnaija:
By Kalu Samuel “Despite the incentives and the expanding markets for primary and secondary agricultural commodities, the involvement of the youth in agricultural activities has steadily declined in recent years (Adekunle et al. 2009)” It is…

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Drop in global malnutrition depends on agricultural productivity, climate change

See on Scoop.it – Agriculture, Climate & Food security Global malnutrition could fall 84 percent by the year 2050 as incomes in developing countries grow – but only if agricultural productivity continues to improve and climate change does not severely … Continue reading

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FAO and OIE boost collaboration on animal health

See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety FAO and OIE boost collaboration on animal health Bukar Usman (D.V.M., M.V.S.c)‘s insight: “OIE and FAO’s longstanding collaboration has proved its efficiency in the prevention and control of numerous animal … Continue reading

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Food Security From the Ground Up – Global Food for Thought

See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety By Judith D. Schwartz, Author, Chelsea Green Publishing This post is part of a series produced by The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, marking the occasion of its fifth Global … Continue reading

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Commentary – Resilient Smallholder Farming Systems Are Vital for Global Food Security and Nutrition – Global Food for Thought

See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety By Shenggen Fan, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute This post is part of a series produced by The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, marking the occasion of its … Continue reading

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Can Insects Be A Potential Tool For Global Food Security? – Science News – redOrbit

See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety The potential of insects as human food and animal feed to assure global food security and availability of animal proteins in a sustainable way has been the main focus of … Continue reading

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