Monthly Archives: March 2015

A Modest Proposal for Feeding Africa

Originally posted on One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?:
In his recently released annual letter, Bill Gates has made a series of “big bets” for development. One of these bets, that Africa will be able to feed itself…

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Capacity development for sustainable food security: Role of public private partnerships

Originally posted on CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish:
Capacity development and public private partnership are hailed as global policy priorities in the draft sustainable development goals outcome document and the UN secretary general’s synthesis report provides guidance on…

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Are the Foods You Buy at the Farmers Market Safer than Other Foods?

For the past year or so, I have been working on a paper with my colleague Rob King which I am hoping to debut sometime soon in which we look at the relationship between farmers markets and food-borne illness. I … Continue reading

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The International Development bill passes and 0.7% spending on international aid becomes law

Originally posted on One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?:
Recently the UK passed a bill which enshrines in law their commitment to spend 0.7% of gross national income (GNI) on aid every year, a target first reached by…

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From Sand of Arabia to Lush green Western World ~ The Journey of Camel Milk; Autism Fector

Originally posted on Natural Health with the Camel Milk:
The camel milk is finding its way in the new world  (from sand dunes of Arabia to the western world) because of its hidden treasures of health promising ingredients. Traditionally used…

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Traditional Use of Camel Milk and Liver Health (Hepatitis)

Originally posted on Natural Health with the Camel Milk:
Traditionally camel milk had been using for the treatment of many complex and diverse ailments of the pastoral communities of Baloch Pashtun tribes. These camel pastoralists camel pastoralists use camel milk…

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Strange Animal with Special Traits ~ My Camel

Originally posted on Small Scaled Farmers and the pastoralists are the backbones of animal agriculture. They play a pivotal role not only in producing quality food item but also conserving the genetic resources as well as nature for the next generations. Contrast to the factory farming small scaled farming and pastoralism do not use (up to their level best) pesticides and chemical fertilizers etc. They do not harm the nature by the blind use of inputs like energy and water. They are the custodians of the genes and nature.:
Camel is integral part of the deserted ecosystems and blessed with special traits/characteristics which give strange…

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