Monthly Archives: October 2014

Nine more TEDx talks on food security

Originally posted on One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?:
Last year we brought you six of our favourite TEDx talks on food security and since then we’ve discovered a whole lot more. Here are nine more interesting talks…

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Contribute your ideas to improve Food security in Africa

Originally posted on Kalu Samuel's Blog:
Several Months ago, I and a three other African visionaries sat down in Accra, Ghana and developed a startup: Agricnet Solutions Enterprises, a one-stop Agric consultancy and viable social enterprise that aims to…

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The @WorldResources Institute On How To “Create A Sustainable Food Future”

Originally posted on Food (Policy) For Thought:
It happens that once you specialize in a topic, you get a little jaded about ‘broad overview’ talks. Whenever I go to one of those now, I notice myself mentally playing the ‘food…

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Back agriculture to get the most out of aid to Africa

Escaping the poverty trap begins with having enough food on your table and enough money in your pocket. For more than 500 million smallholder farmers all over the world, this means producing enough on two hectares (or less) of land … Continue reading

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What Happens in a Cattle Feedlot – People Behind The Beef

Beef Runner (In case you missed it, check out the first part of this series about my introduction to feedlots as a kid to learn where my interest for feeding cattle began.) During the next few years, my interest in … Continue reading

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How Lagos urbanisation affects Ikorodu farmers

“The lands were allocated by the state government for farming but they have been used to build accommodation.” Source: http://www.premiumtimesng.com See on Scoop.it – Sustainable Livestock development

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Experts to discuss livestock and livelihoods for Africa

Nearly 500 delegates from over 20 countries will converge in Nairobi this morning October 27, to discuss Africa’s Animal Agriculture: Macro-trends and future opportunities. Meeting under the auspic… Source: sustainable-livestock.ilri.org See on Scoop.it – Sustainable Livestock development

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Agric ministry launches hotline for farmers

GESS hot lines numbers are +234-081-421-087-80, +234-070-608-832-38, which can only be accessed Monday-Friday 8am-4pm. Source: http://www.premiumtimesng.com GESS hot lines numbers are +234-081-421-087-80, +234-070-608-832-38, which can only be accessed Monday-Friday 8am-4pm.   See on Scoop.it – Precision Agriculture

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Antioxidants Help Sheep Take the Heat

Providing dietary antioxidants to sheep can improve the animals’ oxidative status and reduce the negative effects of heat stress. Source: animal.supplysideinsights.com See on Scoop.it – Precision Agriculture

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Small animal that gives much more than a cow

Dorper sheep offers higher returns because it gains weight faster. Source: http://www.nation.co.ke See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety

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agri4africa

Agricultural transformation is a priority for Africa. Across the continent, the significant information needs of farmers – accurate local weather forecasts, relevant advice on agricultural practices and input use, real time price information and market logistics – remain largely unmet. … Continue reading

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Challenges to Replicating & Scaling up: ICT4Ag Projects

Originally posted on Tech4agri:
The Panel of the CTA organized seminar on Scaling up ICT projects in Agriculture at the CWA 2014. Photo by Faumuina Felolini Maria Tafuna’i (@WIBDI_Samoa) In the course of the activities of Tech4agri there has…

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Scaling up- scaling up: food security, smallholder farmers & markets

Originally posted on One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?:
Click here to download the Leaping & Learning Report October 16th 2014 is World Food Day, and in line with this years International Year of Family Farming, the theme…

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NAFDAC to Regulate Use of Pesticides and Veterinary Medicine in Nigeria | NLIPW Newsroom – Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

At the just concluded ‘Awareness Workshop on Safe and Responsible use of Veterinary Medicines, Pesticides and Animal Feeds’, the Director General of NAFDAC, Dr. Paul Orhii, who was represented by the Director of Veterinary Medicine and Allied Product, Dr. Bukar … Continue reading

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New Market for Camel Milk and Shark Fish Conservation

Originally posted on Traditional Animal Genetic Resources for Food Security Under Climate Change Influence:
In Japan health conscious people use Shark fins for natural and good health as (they think) nanobodies (NB) found in Shark fins are health promising and…

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CALL FOR PANELS ON FOOD GOVERNANCE

Originally posted on Food Governance:
Together with a colleague  I am organising a section at the ECPR general conference, Montreal 2015 ( http://www.ecpr.eu/Events/EventDetails.aspx?EventID=94) We welcome panel and paper proposals (until 10 November  2014) that are based on the section description…

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Linking Health Systems and nutrition | Transform Nutrition

Whether it be distribution of prophylactic supplements or foods for mothers and children, treatment of severe or moderate acute malnutrition, or behavior-change communication on maternal nutrition and child feeding, nutrition interventions involve systems of social structures (institutions and organizations) and … Continue reading

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Requirements for registration of imported animal feed, fish feed and premix  veterinary drugs and veterinary vaccine.

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Yield gaps, trade liberalisation and biotechnology: three new reports on the way to tackle food insecurity

Originally posted on One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?:
Three new publications investigate proposed solutions to global food insecurity, exploring the potential consequences of liberalising trade, increasing crop yields and introducing biotechnology. The first, written by agricultural scientists…

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One Billion Hungry: Fighting hunger together

Originally posted on One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?:
Gordon Conway will lead and participate in a series of high-profile discussions on the critical issues raised in his book, One Billion Hungry: Can we feed the world? at…

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Promoting Agricultural Trade to Enhance Resilience in Africa, 2014

Originally posted on One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?:
Click to download the full report here Released the 9th of October 2014, the latest Annual Trends and Outlook Report from the Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System…

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Hawaii based project leading to a ‘paradigm shift’ in insect based feed production

“Our reactors can generate more protein that an acre of soy. Moreover, our process does not use herbicides, or fertilizer, and also diverts food waste from landfills,” said Robert Olivier, CEO of Texas based bioconversion firm, Prota Culture, which is … Continue reading

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FAO and IFIF ‘on the same page’ on how to enhance #feedsafety and boost sustainability

Feed safety and antimicrobial resistance were two subjects grabbing the headlines at the annual meeting between long-time bedfellows, the UN’s FAO and the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF), in Rome last week. Source: http://www.feednavigator.com See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, … Continue reading

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Animal disease monitoring is critical for human health, says FAO

To be more resilient in the face of such risks, countries need the resources to be able to better understand where disease is coming from and to prevent it from ever reaching people in the first place. By understanding animal … Continue reading

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Female agriculture scientists to revolutionise farming practices and rescue millions of citizens from hunger pangs (Africa Science News)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Read at : http://africasciencenews.org/en/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=100%3Afemale-agriculture-scientists-to-fuel-africas-agrarian-revolution&catid=49%3Afood&Itemid=113&limitstart=1 Female Agriculture Scientists to Fuel Africa’s Agrarian Revolution African must harness the potential of female agriculture scientists to revolutionise farming practices and rescue millions of citizens from hunger pangs. Experts contend that…

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It is imperative to invest in female researchers (SciDevNet)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Read at : http://www.scidev.net/global/gender/multimedia/investing-female-scientists-feed-africa.html Investing in female scientists to feed Africa In this interview, Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg, director of the African Women in Agricultural Research and Development fellowship programme in Kenya, talks about AWARD’s work supporting the…

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Zimbabwe announces livestock support scheme

“The livestock support scheme is a good idea. Provided it goes to the right hands, the livestock scheme will definitely go a long way in improving the quality of beef in the country. The greatest challenge we face in our … Continue reading

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Cattle fattening in Gamogofa benefits from improved market linkages

Originally posted on LIVES-Ethiopia:
Fattened oxen buyers visiting producer farms in Gamogofa (Photo:ILRIYoseph Mekasha). Cattle fattening is an important component of livestock farming in Gamogofa Zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPR) of Ethiopia. The Zonal Bureau of…

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Advocating strategies for agricultural transformation: FAO and AfDB

Originally posted on One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?:
On the 29th September 2014 two events laid out global and African strategies for agriculture and food security. At its 24th session, the Committee on Agriculture (COAG), one of…

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