Monthly Archives: July 2015

Safe Food, Fair Food project communication now available in English, French and Portuguese

Originally posted on Safe Food, Fair Food:
During our writeshop in November 2012, some of the outputs we finalized were a poster (see below) and a factsheet for a wider dissemination of our project goals and achievements. We took advantage…

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Free e-version of book on food safety in informal markets in sub-Saharan Africa now available

Originally posted on Safe Food, Fair Food:
We are pleased to announce that the book, Food Safety and Informal Markets: Animal Products in Sub-Saharan Africa, edited by Kristina Roesel and Delia Grace of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), is…

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Sustainable Intensification: Radical measures and new paradigms for achieving food security in Africa

Originally posted on One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?:
Stephanie Brittain Launched today by Agriculture for Impact, a new Sustainable Intensification database aims to explain the ecological, socio-economic and genetic approaches that together contribute to the Sustainable Intensification…

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Nigeria: Attend 9th Edition of Western Nigeria Intl. Agribusiness Conference, Ondo State Nigeria (WESNAGRIC SUMMIT)

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UK chief scientific adviser visits Kenya: Part 4—Development of a field-friendly diagnostic test for MERS

Originally posted on ILRI news:
Joerg Jores (right) gives Sir Mark Walport, UK chief scientific adviser, an overview of work to develop a field-friendly diagnostic test for Middle East respiratory syndrome (photo credit: ILRI/Paul Karaimu). Among short presentations made to…

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UK chief scientific adviser visits Kenya: Part 2—’One Health’ surveillance of infectious livestock-to-human diseases

Originally posted on ILRI news:
? Eric Fèvre gives Sir Mark Walport, UK chief scientific adviser, an overview of his UK-Kenya livestock and human health projects (photo credit: ILRI/Susan MacMillan). One-Health approaches to battling diseases spread to people by animals…

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Designing practical ways to help the urban poor make choices that improve their nutrition

Originally posted on ILRI news:
Paula Dominguez-Salas, above, is a post-doctoral scientist of ILRI and the Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH) researching gender and nutrition issues in Nairobi slums (photo credit: ILRI). Written by Paula…

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In Africa, livestock are a catalyst for economic growth—Livestock data study findings

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Investing in smallholder farmers who own livestock in rural Africa, such as these women in Tanzania, is a catalyst for economic growth (photo credit: ILRI/Deo Gratias Shayo). Last October (2013), the World Bank reported on…

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African drylands: Livestock demand and supply

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Village women and livestock in Niger (photo credit: ILRI/Stevie Mann). ‘A key function of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization is to estimate food security across the world. These estimates are published each year as…

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What is wrong with feeding animal by-products?

What is wrong with feeding animal by-products?. It all depends who you ask, as they all have a saying in this case: the animal, the producer, the renderer, the consumer. I am going to prepare a detailed article on this … Continue reading

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How theories of change contribute to Livestock and Fish research monitoring

Originally posted on CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish:
Theories of change have become part of the landscape of CGIAR research programs – also the program on Livestock and Fish. Livestock and Fish is a complex program characterized by…

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Livestock and Fish Independent External Evaluation kicks off this year

Originally posted on CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish:
In 2015, the Livestock and Fish CGIAR Research Program will be evaluated by a team commissioned by the Independent Evaluation Arrangement (IEA) office of the CGIAR. You can learn more…

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New ILRI study finds high levels of aflatoxin in milk and dairy feeds in Greater Addis Ababa milk shed

Originally posted on AgHealth:
Aflatoxins are highly toxic fungal by-products produced by certain strains of Aspergillus fungi in more than 40 susceptible crops including maize and groundnuts. Aflatoxins can be separated into aflatoxins B1, B2, G1 and G2. When ingested,…

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Fostering inclusive growth means investing in agriculture to pay dividends in poverty reduction (IFAD)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Read at : http://ifad-un.blogspot.be/2013/10/less-hunger-but-not-good-enough.html Less Hunger, But Not Good Enough By José Graziano da Silva, Kanayo Nwanze, and Ertharin Cousin Every year, we take a snapshot of world progress in the fight against chronic hunger. This…

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How to end the chronic hunger with more money? Social protection in the form of cash transfers will eliminate hunger immediately !

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Photo credit: FAO Women farmers in Myanmar. In rural areas, pro-poor investments should support family farmers and other small-holders in a variety of ways. Achieving Zero Hunger: Combining social protection with pro-poor investments An additional $160…

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Zero hunger is possible

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Photo credit: FAO FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva addresses the plenary at the 3rd International Conference on Financing for Development. Investing in a future free from hunger With the right investments in agriculture and social…

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Greece: Food Insecurity At Europe’s Doorstep

Originally posted on Food (Policy) For Thought:
I am back from Cuba and have a long list of posts in my mind, both from the conference I attended and from talking to Cubans on the street. Coming soon. However, these…

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Beef feedlots: Polluters or efficient use of resources?

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Livestock production in California (image via Flickr/US Department of Agriculture). There’s been an interesting debate published in the Wall Street Journal this week on whether feedlot beef is bad for the environment. Robert Martin, director of the…

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  Putting agriculture on top – the sequence to ‘GIS a map to food security’

Terrain Map of Trinidad In my previous post, GIS a map to food security, I identified eight benefits of GIS technology. Additionally, I introduced you to the Land Information System of Trinidad and Tobago (LISTT) Parcel Viewer, a program under the Land Management Division…

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GIS a map to food security

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CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish participates in CIAT’s 45 Anniversary Celebrations

Originally posted on CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish:
The Livestock and Fish CGIAR Research Program director, Tom Randolph, yesterday, 8 October 2012, attended the day-long 45th anniversary celebration in Nairobi for the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT).…

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Livestock and Fish program signs partnership agreement with the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Originally posted on CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish:
Jimmy Smith signs the agreement; Livestock and Fish director Tom Randolph look on Recently, ILRI director general Jimmy Smith signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement between the Swedish University of Agricultural…

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ILRI research brief says marketing information tool has improved livestock trading in Somaliland

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Goats at a market in Somaliland (photo credit: ILRI/Peter Ballantyne). By Andrew Wangili A new research brief by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) shows that a livestock marketing information system (LMIS) has improved access to…

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THE 4TH NATIONAL AGRICULTURE MANAGEMENT SUMMIT, TRAINING & EXHIBITION ON LIVESTOCK’S&CROP MANAGEMENTS IN NIGERIA

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Global discussions on agricultural curricula: Where are Africa and South East Asia?

Originally posted on THE GFAR BLOG:
The Global Confederation of Higher Education Associations for Agricultural and Life Sciences (GCHERA) co-organized from 15-17 June, 2015 in Zaragoza, Spain the conference “Agricultural Higher Education in the 21st Century” in which Young Professionals…

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Health and Food Plants are Better than Ornamental Plants~ Grow for Health and Food.

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.:
The food security challenge and health complications, strongly realize the importance of those plants (trees, shrubs, bushes etc) which…

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How Africa can withstand the growing threat of climate change, North-west Nigeria as a case study

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