Monthly Archives: January 2015

Local vendors, not supermarkets, are key to Africa’s food security

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
A book launched in Nairobi, Kenya, yesterday has lots to say to nutritionists and policymakers and government officials in Africa inclined to view the continent’s many ‘informal’ food markets with dismay. They’re not going away…

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Setting international livestock research priorities: Some challenges suggested during ILRI@40 events

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
In 2014, to mark four decades of international livestock research, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) held a series of events on the ways in which livestock research advances food and nutritional security, economic well-being…

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First help the local people to decent food

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Photo credit: WVC 1997 Photo taken at the start of the community garden photographed 12 years later by Willemien (see photo of 2009-02 in Niou). At the first training session, the local women learn how to…

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Africa Biosciences Challenge Fund (ABCF) – Call for applications 2015

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
The Biosciences eastern and central Africa-International Livestock Research Institute (BecA-ILRI) Hub capacity building program, which is also known as the Africa Biosciences Challenge Fund (ABCF), is seeking applications for short- to medium-term research projects that can be…

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What is the role for citizen science in a Big Data Revolution?

Originally posted on One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?:
By Katrin Glatzel One of the recommendations of the new Montpellier Panel report ‘No Ordinary Matter: Conserving, restoring and enhancing Africa’s soils’ suggests that a Big Data Revolution is…

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Malnutrition, food aid and corruption

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Photo credit: IPS Children Starving to Death in Pakistan’s Drought-Struck Tharparkar District By Irfan Ahmed EXCERPT Recurring drought meets bad management The tragedy did not unfold overnight. According to Amar Guriro, a Sindh-based journalist who has…

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Why the tsetse fly might be the cause of Africa’s under-development

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