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‚Äôs 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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Integrating livelihoods and rights in livestock value chain research for women empowerment development programs

Originally posted on ILRI policies, instititions and livelihoods program:
In the recent past, there has been an increase in calls for integration of gender in agricultural research and development (R&D) owing to the recognition that gender-blind interventions have ended up…

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Poor access to improved technologies hinders legume production in Africa

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ILRI scientists contribute to new FAO book on the International Year of Family Farming

Originally posted on AgHealth:
A boy returns home with his family herd at dusk in Lhate Village, Chokwe, Mozambique. Livestock farming offers unique features to support local livelihoods and economies in developing countries (photo credit: ILRI/Stevie Mann). The year 2014…

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12 paths to strengthening food security in an unstable world

In the face of climate change, conflicts and disease, our panel suggest how to ensure access to nutritious food for all Source: http://www.theguardian.com See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety

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Status of Regulations on #Fertilizer, #BioFertilizer and #BioPesticides in #Nigeria. @NafdacAgency

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Global Livestock Sector Partners are Committed to Addressing Hunger and Malnutrition

Key organizations representing the global livestock sector, including the International Dairy Federation (IDF), International Meat Secretariat (IMS), International Poultry Council (IPC), International Egg Commission (IEC) and the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) have committed to support the call for action … Continue reading

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2015 Hunger Report | When Women Flourish, We Can End Hunger

Source: hungerreport.org See on Scoop.it – Poverty, Hunger & Malnutrition

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How to Stop the Next Ebola: Call in the Veterinarians

“To prevent disease in humans, we should be able to address what’s happening in the animal world.” Source: http://www.nationaljournal.com "To prevent disease in humans, we should be able to address what’s happening in the animal world." See on Scoop.it – … Continue reading

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Stakeholders meeting on Draft Fertilizer, Bio-fertilizer and Bio-Pesticides Regulations. @NafdacAgency Please visit www.nafdac.gov.ngfor more info

Stakeholder meeting on Draft Fertilizer, Bio-fertilizer and Bio-pesticides Regulations. Perticipants cut across Academia, Private and Govermental Organizations, NGOs, Activist. The Draft Regulations would be posted to the NAFDAC site http://www.nafdac.gov.ng and the VMAP blog (vmapblog.wordpress.com) for comments, contributions and Observations. … Continue reading

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