Monthly Archives: June 2014

Four things you should know about agriculture & food in Africa @Agribussiness @AgribussinessNig @AfricaAg @

Four things you should know about agriculture and food in Africa The World Bank estimates that Africa holds 60% of the world’s uncultivated arable land. Coupled with a youthful workforce and water resources, the potential for agribusiness in Africa cannot … Continue reading

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Call to halve target for added sugar

Bukar Usman (D.V.M., M.V.S.c)’s insight: Prof Ian MacDonald, chairman of the SACN working group on carbohydrates, said: “The evidence that we have analysed shows quite clearly that high free sugars intake in adults is associated with increased energy intake and obesity. Continue reading

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From dust bowl to carbon sink: the potential of conservation agriculture

Two new videos exploring conservation agriculture were recently shared. The first looks back to the US dust bowl in the 1930s that motivated the development of no-till farming and conservation agri… Continue reading

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PAEPARD: Announcement: Moderated sessions July 28-30th 2014 from USAID on Animal Science Research Priorities

Bukar Usman (D.V.M., M.V.S.c)’s insight: Reducing global poverty and hunger and improving nutrition are core objectives of Feed the Future, the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative. Harnessing agricultural science and technology is critical to meeting the challenge of incr… Continue reading

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PAEPARD

Bukar Usman (D.V.M., M.V.S.c)’s insight: The last decade of CAADP implementation, has redefined and reshaped the critical path to the attainment of Africa`s agricultural transformation objectives. Mrs. Tumusiime informed the Forum that the recent AU Joint Conference of Ministers of Agriculture, R… Continue reading

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PAEPARD: ALiCE2014: African Livestock Conference and Exhibition @LivestockAfrica @AnimalCareNg

Bukar Usman (D.V.M., M.V.S.c)’s insight: “Small farmers need to be supported in accessing quality veterinary service especially during the out brake of livestock diseases ,more veterinary staff should be employed to ensure that in every corner of the country livestock farmers can have access to t… Continue reading

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PAEPARD: ALiCE2014: African Livestock Conference and Exhibition

Bukar Usman (D.V.M., M.V.S.c)’s insight: “#Livestock is currently contributing only 10%. This is very small. We need to increase the investment in the sector by about 35% and that is when the sector will be productive,” Dr Ndikumana Continue reading

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Small farms’ boost to food security – Business News | IOL Business | IOL.co.za

Bukar Usman (D.V.M., M.V.S.c)’s insight: “@FAOKnowledge: Family farming is inextricably linked to national & global #foodsecurity. Key facts & figures w/ #iyff14 infographic: http://bit.ly/1saUo6D” Continue reading

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Climate change activists: your focus on food insecurity is backfiring

Jonah Sachs: Alarming predictions will likely just grow our current system of food production, exacerbating its environmental problems. The message should be that our industrial food system is driving climate change Continue reading

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14 agricultural infographics – The rise and rise of the infographic part two

Originally posted on One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?:
Last year we posted a blog article about the role of infographics in communicating policy and advocacy messages in a simple, accessible and powerful way. The trend for the…

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Next Briefing: Building resilience of SIDS through trade and agribusiness development

Originally posted on Brussels Development Briefings:
The Brussels Development Briefing on ‘Building resilience of SIDS through trade and agribusiness development‘, will be held during the morning of Friday 11 July 2014, at the ACP Secretariat in Brussels. This 37th Briefing…

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Nutrition for Growth – one year on

Originally posted on One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?:
The 2nd of June marked the one year anniversary of the Nutrition for Growth summit in London hosted by the UK Department for International Development, the Brazilian government and…

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The Guardian’s Poverty Matters blog features ILRI research on urban zoonoses

Originally posted on AgHealth:
A live chicken vendor weighs a chicken in Hung Yen province, Vietnam (photo credit: ILRI/Nguyen Ngoc Huyen). An article by Mark Tran in the Guardian’s Poverty Matters blog, How to stop zoonoses spreading – don’t keep…

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International workshop to discuss an integrated approach to controlling brucellosis in Africa

See on Scoop.it – Sustainable Livestock development Brucellosis, also referred to as undulant fever, is a highly contagious zoonotic disease caused by the microorganism Brucella which infects multiple animal species including cattle, sheep, pigs, sm… See on aghealth.wordpress.com

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Agriculture and health experts develop plan of action for aflatoxin control in Africa

See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety Regional and international experts in agriculture, health, research and trade have drawn up a plan of action for the control of aflatoxins in Africa, following a strategy development workshop organ… … Continue reading

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Reducing hunger and poverty through goat ‘value chains’ in India and Mozambique

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
In many of the world’s dry areas, goats provide poor people with nutrition and livelihoods. An imGoats Project is working to transform the lives of goat keepers in India and Mozambique by turning their subsistence-level…

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New FAO book spells out rationale, priorities for investing in livestock development to reduce poverty

See on Scoop.it – Sustainable Livestock development A new FAO study reports that more than 85 per cent of poor livestock keepers in sub-Saharan Africa live in extreme poverty; here, at a Toureg encampment near Fakara, in Niger, a boy … Continue reading

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Understanding, facilitating and monitoring agricultural innovation processes: Humidtropics holds capacity development workshop in Nairobi

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Workshop participants From 29 April to 2 May 2014, the Humidtropics CGIAR research program held a capacity development workshop in Nairobi. Organised by the International Livestock Research Institute ILRI), Wageningen UR, and the International Institute…

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Where to Get Quality Agricultural Information Online | Big Picture Agriculture

See on Scoop.it – Agriculture, Climate & Food security Bukar Usman (D.V.M., M.V.S.c)‘s insight: Where to Get Quality Agricultural Information Online, @e_agriculture @FAOKnowlege @ICT4Agric @CTA See on http://www.bigpictureagriculture.com

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Food safety starts at the origin

See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety Food safety is a major concern in human nutrition. A system of traceability in poultry processing plants will make all the movement of raw materials and processed products transparent. This … Continue reading

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#OIE collaborates with #IIAD and others centers to promotes global Animal Health

Originally posted on Sril AgroVet Ltd:
#OIE collaborates with #IIAD and others centers to promotes global Animal Health OIE collaborating centres represent expertise in a specific sphere of competence relating to animal health issues. As a collaborating center, IIAD will…

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Institute named OIE collaborating center

See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety The National Center for Foreign Animal and Zoonotic Disease Defense (recently renamed the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases [IIAD]) has been recognized as a collaborating center in the specialty of … Continue reading

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Do not lose sight of resilience thinking in the pursuit of resilience metrics – Agriculture and Ecosystems Blog

“Critics argue that investments in building resilience with no consistent way of evaluation will fail to produce desired development outcomes.” report http://wle.cgiar.org/blogs/2014/05/02/lose-sight-resilience-thinking-pursuit-resilience-metrics/ Posted from WordPress for Android

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Setting Global Food Standards: What Makes Hummus, Hummus?

Originally posted on Global Food Politics:
Over the past few years, American consumption of hummus has grown dramatically. Until the 1990s, hummus was unknown outside of specialty Middle Eastern grocers. Today, it’s in virtually every deli and grocery store across…

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Why is Congress Promoting Global Hunger?

Originally posted on Global Food Politics:
Congress is considering re-imposing requirements that at least three-quarters of all US food aid be transported on American flagged ships. The requirement, which had been reduced to half of all US food aid by…

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Researchers shut down SARS cloaking system; Findings could lead to SARS, MERS vaccines

See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety A research team has figured out how to disable a part of the SARS virus responsible for hiding it from the immune system — a critical step in developing a … Continue reading

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Invest More in Agriculture Not Industries

Originally posted on Foundation for Young Farmers:
A very appropriate theme when Africa is rising, was one of my first thoughts. Participants were researchers, academics, policymakers from the UN, AU, governments and NGOs as well as people like me who…

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Hungry for land: big farms getting bigger and small farms getting smaller

Originally posted on One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?:
Smallholder farmers produce the bulk of the world’s food with only minimal resources such as land and water. In fact small-scale food producers farm less than one quarter of…

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Nutrition-sensitive agriculture: a collection of case studies

Originally posted on One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?:
A new report recently released by the United Nations Standing Committee on Nutrition, entitled, The Nutrition Sensitivity of Agriculture and Food Policies, investigates, through eight country case studies, current…

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