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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Food and the Transformation of Africa

African agriculture has long been a symbol of the continent’s poverty. But that is starting to change. Thanks to digital technology, Africa’s leaders can today overcome the isolation of the continent’s smallholders and build a new food system suited to … Continue reading

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Making the shift to sustainable agriculture: 10 principles

Originally posted on One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?:
Image from GHI’s 2015 GAP Report: http://www.globalharvestinitiative.org By Katy Wilson According to the recently released 2015 Global Hunger Index from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), hunger levels…

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Sustainable Development Goals: Does success start with failure?

Originally posted on One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?:
As an outcome of the Rio+20 conference in 2012, countries agreed to embark on the process of developing the Sustainable Development Goals to carry on the work of the…

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Sustainable Development Goals – an update

Originally posted on One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?:
On the 19th July after 7 days of discussions, the UN General Assembly’s Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agreed an outcome document containing 17 proposed…

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Addressing hunger, malnutrition and climate change with our eyes open: the future of the Millennium Development Goals

Originally posted on One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?:
“We are sleepwalking towards the edge of history’s cliff”. This was a sentence uttered by former vice-president of the US, Al Gore at the recent Hunger Nutrition Climate Justice…

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Why an ambitious climate deal is key to achieving zero hunger

Originally posted on One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?:
By Katrin Glatzel As climate negotiators and delegates from nearly 200 countries gather in the beautiful city of Bonn for a last time before the international climate negotiations take…

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Building a Common Food and Nutrition Policy: asking the new structures question

Originally posted on TRANSMANGO:
Terry Marsden revisits the opinion paper he wrote earlier this month on a common food policy and reflects on the ‘new structures question’. If you would like to comment on this please join us in our…

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Hunger and War: The New Global Challenge

Originally posted on THE GFAR BLOG:
The Global Hunger Index is out, and while it shows the level of hunger in developing countries has fallen by 27% since 2000, it also highlights the disturbing link between armed conflict and severe hunger.…

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