Monthly Archives: June 2015

Top 10 Lucrative Farming Businesses

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Six tips for Nigerian banks to help financing agriculture

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OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE TO YOUNG PEOPLE IN AGRICULTURE THROUGH AGRIBUSINESS

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How Can One Tap Into The Value Chain System In Nigeria’s Agriculture? Part 1

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IFPRI 2014–2015 Global Food Policy Report features chapter on food safety management

Originally posted on AgHealth:
A local pork vendor at the wet market sells her meat to two local women, Hung Yen province, Vietnam (photo credit: ILRI/Nguyen Ngoc Huyen). ? The 2014–2015 Global Food Policy Report launched last week (18 March…

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New ILRI report reviews the knowns and unknowns of antimicrobial resistance in animal agriculture in developing countries

Originally posted on AgHealth:
A herd of cattle in Botswana. A new report by ILRI identifies key evidence gaps in our knowledge of antimicrobial resistance in the livestock and fisheries sub-sectors in the developing world (photo credit: ILRI). Antimicrobial resistance…

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A concept note for camel development

Originally posted on Traditional Animal Genetic Resources for Food Security Under Climate Change Influence:
It is a real time pleasure that camel is receiving attention of the scientists more than ever. I hope the belongings will change in camel’s favor…

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International Camel Conference at Islamia University Bahawalpur Pakistan

Originally posted on Traditional Animal Genetic Resources for Food Security Under Climate Change Influence:
The International Camel Conference (ICC) under the patronage of Camel Association of Pakistan and the Islamia University of Bahawalpur was organized in Baghdad campus of Islamia…

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Camel and other Livestock~ A tool for Healthier Food and Rural Development in Cholistan Desert

Originally posted on Traditional Animal Genetic Resources for Food Security Under Climate Change Influence:
Summary Cholistan Desert (also locally known as Rohi) sprawls thirty kilometers from Bahawalpur, covers an area of 16,000 km². It adjoins the Thar Desert extending over…

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Some Facts About Camel along with its Real Terminology

Originally posted on Traditional Animal Genetic Resources for Food Security Under Climate Change Influence:
Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Artiodactyla Family: Camelidae Genus: Camelus Scientific Name: Camelus dromedarius Common Name: Camel/Jamel Other Name(s): Dromedary Camel, Arabian Camel, One-Humped…

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CNN reports that drought in Horn is increasing conflicts between people and wildlife

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Elephants and livestock both need water on a regular basis  (photo of Kenya elephant on Flickr by Shawna Nelles). CNN reports that ‘As the Horn of Africa suffers its worst drought for 60 years, there…

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G20 agriculture ministers meet this week: Must invest in food markets to bolster food security–Guardian

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Workers unload milk cans at a commercial dairy plant in Dimapur, Nagaland, India (photo credit: ILRI/Mann). A blog in the Guardian this week argues for the G20 agriculture ministers meeting this week to support ‘new investment…

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With the right investments, Africa’s small farms could make profits as well as food

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Mohamed Béavogui, director of the west and central African division of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), has the following to say in the Guardian‘s Poverty Matters Blog. ‘Africa’s smallholder farmers not only have…

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Information systems on domestic animal genetic resources

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
For the November 2011 ‘liveSTOCK Exchange’ event at ILRI, Tadelle Dessie, Yetnayet Mamo and Okeyo Mwai prepared an issue brief on the Domestic Animal Genetic Resources Information System (DAGRIS) … In developing countries, lack of…

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Livestock genetic resources of and for the poor: Where ILRI research stands

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
For the November 2011 ‘liveSTOCK Exchange’ event at ILRI, Okeyo Mwai, livestock geneticist, reflects on ILRI’s research over the past decade on the animal genetic resources of the developing world and future directions. Watch the…

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Toughening animal agriculture for worse climate with ‘preventive breeding’–Scientific American

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Minoan terracotta bull’s head, 14th-century BC (via Christie’s). Animal diseases cost cash-strapped African farmers about $300 billion a year in lost income and veterinary bills. Now scientists are proactively breeding livestock with defenses against these…

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Hidden stories in the agri-food value chains

Originally posted on Food Governance:
Organized crime is a continuously evolving phenomenon.  The United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (2000) defined  “organized criminal group” as a structured group of three or more persons, existing for a period of time…

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Why gender matters for food safety

Originally posted on AgHealth:
The following is an excerpted version of a blog post originally published on the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) website. Some of the foods that would most enhance nutrition in diets in the…

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A4NH 2014 annual report highlights ILRI book on food safety research

Originally posted on AgHealth:
The CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) led by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) last week (4 June) published its 2014 annual report, marking three full years of its first…

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Dangote Industries Limited invests $1bn in commercial rice production and processing in Nigeria

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Global conference on One Health features ILRI research on antimicrobial use in developing countries

Originally posted on AgHealth:
Livestock production is beset by many challenges. Animal diseases, in particular, can lead to reduced production of milk, meat and eggs. In some cases, animal disease infections may result in death, leading to loss of livelihoods…

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Coaching and mentoring as a learning transfer strategy in LIVES

Originally posted on LIVES-Ethiopia:
By Mamusha Lemma LIVES coaching and mentoring is helping avocado farmers (photo:ILRILIVES). Training is often criticized for not making a significant impact on improving performance. Many training managers are increasingly concerned about how to ensure the transfer…

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Healthy Food for a Healthy World- Working towards nutrients security

Originally posted on One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?:
By Stephanie Brittain More than 800 million people suffer from chronic hunger and two billion suffer from nutrient deficiency. One in four children is stunted and one in two…

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