Monthly Archives: December 2014

Slum livestock agriculture

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
All artwork on this page by Bill Traylor. Maria Teresa Correa, an epidemiologist and public health professor at North Carolina State University, and Delia Grace, a veterinary epidemiologist and food safety scientist at the International…

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Farming must feed more people more sustainably

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Agriculture in the Sahara desert (Smara, S.W. Algeria) – Production of vegetables applying the soil conditioner TerraCottem – UNICEF project (Photo credit Eng. Taleb BRAHIM 2009-04) Sustainable food production: Facts and figures Speed read: Soil damage,…

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Register for the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA 2015)

Originally posted on Kalu Samuel's Blog:
The 2015 edition of the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA 2015) will take place from 9 to 11 March 2015 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. GFIA 2015, will attract professionals…

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Future of food… Trick or Treat?

Source: gx196.infusionsoft.com See on Scoop.it – Precision Agriculture

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What is desertification and its UN-Convention ?

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Source (marked with highlights): UNCCD Facts and figures, Causes, Impact, Poverty, Sustainable Development EXCERPT Desertification is a phenomenon that ranks among the greatest environmental challenges of our time. Yet most people haven’t heard of it or…

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African biosciences research critical for transforming African smallholder agriculture

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Gity Behrevan during the BecA-ILRI-Sweden partnership review in Nairobi, November 2013 (photo credit: BecA-ILRI Hub/Tim Hall). ‘Biosciences research could transform Africa’s agriculture and lead to food and nutrition security, but little is being done locally…

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Ethiopia’s Livestock Master Plan makes a public splash in the research community of the ‘African livestock giant’

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
An Ethiopian ‘Livestock Master Plan’ is a big, and recent, example of cooperation between the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Government of Ethiopia. That plan aims to change the face of livestock research and…

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