Monthly Archives: January 2016

The World Economic Forum on the Sustainable Development Goals

Originally posted on One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?:
The Sustainable Development Goals, described as a social contract to transform the world by 2030, were the focus of a panel event at the World Economic Forum in Davos…

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Agriculture is in every SDG: Part 2

Originally posted on One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?:
By Alice MarksIn Part 1 of this series Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 1-8 were explored to demonstrate that a healthy agriculture sector underpins so much of the international development…

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Condensing lots of information into a situational analysis report: think about key messages

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Group photo of the participants of the writeshop to write up the situational analysis report of the Humidtropics Northwest Vietnam action site situational analysis, 25 January 2014, Hoa Binh Province, Vietnam (photo credit: ILRI/Aziz Karimov).…

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American agricultural economist Steve Staal leads livestock policy, trade and value chain research at ILRI

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Steve Staal, leader of ILRI’s Policy, Trade and Value Chains program (photo credit: ILRI). Steve Staal, who for the past 15 months has served the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Los Baños, the Philippines,…

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Food and food systems thinkers advocate a national ‘food policy’ for the US–and maybe the rest of us?

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
‘Woman Eating’ (‘Mangeuse’), by Jean Dubuffet, 1944, Museum of Modern Art. Did you miss this call for a US national food policy by Mark Bittman, New York Times columnist and lead food writer; Michael Pollan,…

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HUNGER ERADICATION ESSENTIAL TO ACHIEVE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT – UN FOOD AGENCY (UN News)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
New York, May 30 2012  6:05PM Sustainable development will not be achieved unless hunger and malnutrition are eradicated, the United Nations food agency warned today in a new report. “We cannot call development sustainable while this…

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No clear benefit for most healthy people to consume vitamin supplements : grow your own fresh food in containers (Science Daily)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Read at : http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131217170859.htm Importance of Food as Key Provider of Vitamins and Nutrients Dec. 17, 2013 — While dietary supplements can help some people meet their nutrition needs, eating a wide variety of nutrient-rich foods…

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Aquaculture, homestead gardening and nutrition awareness

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
? Training manual on household based pond aquaculture, homestead gardening and nutrition awareness Currently many farming households face health and economic risks because of problems in malnutrition as a result of lack of knowledge and training,…

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Small-scale fish farming ponds in Africa

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Photo  credit: IPS Fish farming has fast turned into a way for many Africans to beat poverty and hunger. Credit: Jeffrey Moyo/IPS Fish Farming Now a Big Hit in Africa In many African towns and cities,…

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The 17 SDGs could transform Africa

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Photo credit: SciDevNet Copyright: Jan Banning/Panos Why SDGs could transform Africa by Alberto Leny Speed read The World Bank says 75 per cent of the poorest nations are in Sub-Saharan Africa The17 sustainable development goals (SDGs)…

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Integration for Food Security and Poverty Alleviation

Originally posted on THE GFAR BLOG:
It is definitely important and beneficial when activities in the research sphere fit in and meet the needs and priorities of its target group. When looked at holistically, it is important that research institutions,…

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African camels could hold a key to controlling the spread of the MERS virus in humans

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Taking a blood sample from a came (photo credit: Eric Fèvre). ‘African camels could hold important clues to controlling the potential spread of a respiratory disease transmitted by the animals. ‘For many years African camels…

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Agriculture is in every SDG: Part 1

Originally posted on One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?:
By Alice Marks Skimming the eye across the colourful chart of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), it is easy to spot a couple which are intrinsically and directly linked…

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Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) for smallholder farmers

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Photo credit: Africa Rising Growing cowpea creates new business opportunities for small scale outgrowers Quality cowpea seed production offers Zambian women farmers opportunities for quality lives In economies like Zambia, where maize-based farming is predominant, grain legumes…

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Year End Food Reads and Possibilities for 2016

Originally posted on Thought + Food:
On the last day of the year, some insights on the year in agriculture in the US, research on farming and rural communities, and a look at the growing place of agricultural biotechnology in the food…

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