Monthly Archives: November 2015

Tracking progress and spending on nutrition

Originally posted on One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?:
The Global Nutrition Report 2015: Actions and accountability to advance nutrition and sustainable development, has as a key theme the notion of tracking progress on tackling undernutrition as an…

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Agriculture, nutrition, and health: more than meets the eye | IFPRI

Most of our health systems are set up to respond to problems, whereas agriculture can be part of a prevention approach. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.ifpri.org See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety

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The Lancet marks World Antibiotic Awareness Week with series on access and effectiveness of antimicrobials

Originally posted on AgHealth:
Infographic on antibiotic resistance and what steps the agriculture sector can take to tackle this global challenge (credit: World Health Organization). The Lancet yesterday (18 Nov 2015) published a new series titled Antimicrobials: sustainable access and effectiveness in…

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Don’t flush the nutrients down the toilet

Originally posted on One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?:
By Katrin Glatzel When you think of clean water and hygienic toilets, it’s not usually concerns about nutrition that come to mind first. Well, you might want to reconsider.…

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Vets encouraged to sign antibiotic awareness pledge

Today (Wednesday 18 November) is European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) and vets are being urged to sign an online pledge to become an “antibiotic guardian”. EAAD is an annual public … Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.vettimes.co.uk See on Scoop.it – … Continue reading

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Scare Tactics – Why Do So Many “Public Health Experts” Promote Fear vs. Food?

Originally posted on Bovidiva:
How many of us are motivated by fear every single day? We’d like to think that we’re lucky enough to live in a society where we don’t feel afraid. In contrast to inhabitants of many war-torn…

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Ask A Farmer: How Are Antibiotics Used in Cattle?

Beef Runner Stock image via Montana Stockgrowers Association I am often asked how antibiotics are used in cattle. Every situation is different and every veterinary prescription can change depending on a large number of environmental factors. The following Questions and … Continue reading

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Agricultural innovation – Planting the seeds for a sustainable future | AgriPulse

Embracing innovation and making decisions based on sound science is the only way we can confront these challenges Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.agri-pulse.com See on Scoop.it – Precision Agriculture

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The future of agriculture: Turning manure and food waste into a valuable resource | AgriPulse

The result was a science-based, open-source and collaborative process to develop measurement and communication resources that help dairy farmers and companies identify opportunities for improvement and track progress across the entire value chain – from grass to glass. Sourced through … Continue reading

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The Future of Agriculture: Turning Manure and Food Waste into a Valuable Resource | Chicago Council on Global Affairs

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Science and sustainable development

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Photo credit: UN News Centre A researcher conducts tests at the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Terrestrial Environment Laboratory, in Seibersdorf, Austria. Photo: IAEA/Dean Calma ? Science stands at heart of sustainable future, UNESCO says on World…

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The Economics of Agricultural Information for Smallholder Farmers

The public sector has a crucial role in generating and making available agriculture-related information to smallholder farmers, argues Ajit Maru, GFAR’s Senior Knowledge Officer, but more research … Sourced through Scoop.it from: gcardblog.wordpress.com See on Scoop.it – Poverty, Hunger & … Continue reading

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Financing development under President Buhari: The role of Pan African development finance institutions (DFIs)

Originally posted on Database of Press Releases related to Africa – APO-Source:
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has prognosticated a possible economic recession in 2016. This possible worst outcome of the present slump is something I am sure President…

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Which way would you go to stop an unfolding food crisis for children ? (Willem Van Cotthem)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Did you read my former posting on this blog ? UNICEF CHIEF URGES ACTION TO STOP UNFOLDING CRISIS FOR CHILDREN IN THE SAHEL. Yes?  Then you know that UNICEF’s Executive Director Anthony Lake “called today on…

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How to address the root causes of food insecurity and child malnutrition ?

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Photo credit: MSF (Ricardo Garcia Vilanova) Mothers feed their children therapeutic food at MSF’s outpatient therapeutic feeding center in Bokoro, Chad, where MSF teams are responding to a fourth malnutrition crisis in five years. Is the food…

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4 ways to reduce malnutrition

Originally posted on One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?:
Image courtesy of [rakratchada torsap] at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Tackling undernutrition is, as the full extent of malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies becomes apparent, critical for human wellbeing and development. In the…

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