Monthly Archives: October 2015

Unlocking the potential of Africa to scale livestock development, high-level conference

Originally posted on ILRI news:
Kenya children drinking milk (photo credit: ILRI/Dave Elsworth). The African continent stands at a crossroads. Stimulated by rapid population, urbanization and per capita income rises, African economies are growing at unprecedented rates. The ‘sustainable intensification’…

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Africa Day for Food and Nutrition Security

Originally posted on One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?:
This Friday (30th October) marks the 6th annual Africa Day for Food and Nutrition Security (ADFNS). This year the day will be commemorated in Kampala, Uganda, where, at the…

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Reducing the vulnerability of Somali livestock communities through capacity development and enhanced market access

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Hargeisa livestock market buying and selling According to ILRI’s Nadhem Mtimet, livestock provides around 60% of gross domestic product (GDP) in Somaliland and the sector employs over 70% of the population. Livestock producers, he says,…

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Delivering Sustainable Development Goals in Africa

On the 25-27 September 2015 world leaders unanimously adopted the sustainable development goals (SDGs) during the 70th UN General Assembly. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.internationalpolicydigest.org See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety

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What progress has been made in tackling world hunger?

On World Food Day Stephen Devereux writes on the growing consensus that social protection has to be at the heart of any efforts to reduce rural poverty and ensure access to food, or the means to buy f… Sourced through … Continue reading

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Global Meat Consumption – The Visual

Originally posted on Food (Policy) For Thought:
I’ve been playing around a bit with Tableau, a data visualization tool that is seriously so much fun! It has great interactivity too, except that WordPress doesn’t – womp womp – so click…

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PAEPARD: Feeding Africa: an action plan for African agriculture transformation

Transformation is the development of a strategic action plan for agricultural transformation in Africa. The aim is to build a strong and sustainable agricultural sector for food and nutrition security, youth employment, poverty alleviation and rural transformation. Sourced through Scoop.it … Continue reading

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