Monthly Archives: November 2014

Tropical forage-based systems for climate-smart livestock production in Latin America

Originally posted on CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish:
Writing in the November 2014 issue of Rural 21, Livestock and Fish researchers from CIAT argue that tropical forage grasses and legumes as key components of sustainable crop-livestock systems in…

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FAO: ‘Countries must do more to prevent avian influenza’

A new bird flu strain detected in Europe which is similar to strains reported to be circulating in 2014 in Asia poses a significant threat to the poultry sector, especially in low-resourced countries situated along the Black Sea and East … Continue reading

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What Does Warsaw Mean for Agriculture?

Originally posted on Food (Policy) For Thought:
Well, the Warsaw summit on climate change has turned out to be a major disappointment, with many prominent NGOs walking out prematurely to signal their protest at governmental inaction and last-ditch agreements remaining…

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Organic Farming and Climate-Smart Agriculture – A Complicated Relationship

Originally posted on Food (Policy) For Thought:
When working in international politics, you realize that efforts to improve (or, I daresay, save) the world revolve around buzzwords. Clearcut visions and concepts are required to form alliances, formulate action plans and (most…

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Monkey malaria on the rise among humans in Malaysia

The disease is caused by a parasite called Plasmodium knowlesi, transmitted by mosquitoes which usually feed on monkeys’ blood. Source: m.scidev.net "Once only monkeys were suffering — now people are getting sick too. Monkey malaria, which is three times more … Continue reading

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Contribute to a consultation to set priorities for international agricultural research for development

Originally posted on CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish:
The Global Forum for Agricultural Research (GFAR) and the CGIAR Consortium have launched a consultation to get feedback from key partners on the priorities for publicly funded international research on…

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FAO – News Article: Globally almost 870 million chronically undernourished – new hunger report

Africa was the only region where the number of hungry grew over the period, from 175 million to 239 million, with nearly 20 million added in the past four years. The prevalence of hunger, although reduced over the entire period, … Continue reading

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