Monthly Archives: December 2015

Slum farming and superbugs—An ‘Urban Zoo’ science project tracks bacterial routes in complex environments

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Animals in a Nairobi slum (via Africa Slum Journal). ‘The next superbug could emerge from the slums of the developing world, researchers warn. ‘Rapid, unplanned growth in many urban areas has people, livestock and wildlife…

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How to improve smallholder farm productivity ?

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Photo credit: Africa Rising Mashehe Salum Tanzania farmer harvested 60 bags of maize despite severe drought by JONATHAN ODHONG Mashehe Salum is a small scale maize and legume farmer in Ngipa village, Kiteto District in central Tanzania.…

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Guest Commentary – Nutrition Sensitivity Needed to Tackle Hunger in the 21st Century | Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Many nutrition-sensitive programs are designed to be context specific, and the panel discussed opportunities and challenges for ensuring greater access to these new practices and technologies and ways to continue to increase uptake in developing countries. Sourced through Scoop.it from: … Continue reading

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Is There a Trade-Off between “Sustainable” Foods and Food Safety?

Another day, another media story in which I weigh in on some food policy-relevant story: I was quoted last week in an article in US News & World Report about the potential link between Chipotle… Sourced through Scoop.it from: marcfbellemare.com See on … Continue reading

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Aquatic animal health in the Livestock and Fish program: Year in review

This blog post highlights how WorldFish and its partners are collaborating to tackle emerging diseases in aquatic animals and developing better management practices to minimize their impact. Sourced through Scoop.it from: livestockfish.cgiar.org See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security … Continue reading

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No young farmers – no food – no life?

Originally posted on THE GFAR BLOG:
Hoang Kim Vuong, a young Vietnamese farmer at her SRI farm in Yen Bai province Farming is a lowly job with a poor image and low profile. As young people flock to cities to…

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Companies team up for sustainable agriculture standard

Originally posted on THE GFAR BLOG:
More than 80 corporations from all over the world have agreed to support a new global assessment tool to ensure their agricultural practices are conducted sustainably, safely and consistently. As members of the Sustainable…

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