Monthly Archives: March 2016

International Women’s Day 2016: What issues are central to agricultural development for women?

Originally posted on ILRI policies, instititions and livelihoods program:
A woman milking her goat Gender equality is an essential component for sustainable economic development. This year, the International Women’s Day (IWD) sparked a variety of discussions about climate change, livestock…

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Youth, the Future of Family Farming

Originally posted on Ecoagriculturist:
It was the first day of June in the serene and sunny – but slightly windy – city of Montpellier, and from all around the world researchers and academics in the fields of agriculture and family…

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ILRI biosciences hub and vaccine development named global public goods by heads of BMGF and DFID

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Sue Desmond-Hellmann, CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), and Nick Hurd, international development minister for Britain’s Department for International Development (DFID). Sue Desmond-Hellmann, CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF),…

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To reduce greenhouse gases from cows and sheep, we need to look at the big picture

Farming livestock contributes around 6 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere each year. While estimates vary, this could represent up to 18% of globa Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.bizcommunity.com See on Scoop.it – Agriculture, Climate & Food security

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Agriculture as an investment vehicle

For all sorts of reasons, therefore, it’s time for farmers to look at the work they do as a type of investment vehicle.” Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.bizcommunity.com See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety

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Florida and ILRI start consultations on new ‘Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems’

Originally posted on ILRI news:
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) granted the University of Florida USD49 million to develop a Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems, one of 24 such initiatives federated under Feed the Future,…

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ROLE OF AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY IN DEVELOPING ECONOMIES 2

Originally posted on Ecoagriculturist:
Source: ROLE OF AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY IN DEVELOPING ECONOMIES 2

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3 ways agri-businesses can be drivers of equality

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Global governance for ecologically integrated food security policy

Originally posted on Food Governance:
Next week (March 22) I will be speaking in Paris at INRA for a workshop on Food Security and Democracy. The title of my talk is Global governance for ecologically integrated food security policies: Reflections on…

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Coconut oil: Is it a ‘miracle’ food?

Coconut oil has been said to cause weight loss, protect against cancer and heart disease, and even slow down or prevent dementia. Here’s what the studies actually say. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.cbc.ca The wild claims are based on small … Continue reading

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Is Feeding Your Child Organic Food Enough to Reduce the Pesticides in Her Body? | Civil Eats

A new study could shed light on whether an organic diet helps to decrease pesticide exposure among young children. Sourced through Scoop.it from: civileats.com A good reminder that we live in complex ecosystems. Directly ingesting pesticides in the food we … Continue reading

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Despite New Rule on Livestock Antibiotics, Infection Risks Still Plague Workers, Communities

Massive amounts of medicine continue to circulate through our food system. The issue of antibiotic resistance isn’t about medicines or animals, but about the relationship between people and what we eat. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.huffingtonpost.com See on Scoop.it – … Continue reading

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Food security and sustainable farming are two sides of the same coin

Food security is a complex socio-economic issue, intricately linked to human health and sustainable economic development. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.business-standard.com See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety

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Special Issue: Roots to Global Food Security

Special Issue: Roots to Global Food Security Sourced through Scoop.it from: jxb.oxfordjournals.org See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety

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Organic Meat and Milk Higher in Healthful Fatty Acids

The question of whether differences in some nutrients compared with conventionally produced food are likely to translate to better health is disputed. Sourced through Scoop.it from: well.blogs.nytimes.com See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety

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How antibiotics in our food system affect your health

More than 70% of antibiotics sold in the U.S. are for food production animals. Sourced through Scoop.it from: money.cnn.com See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety

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Most Urban Farmers Aren’t Making a Living

The strong social mission of most urban farms might not be enough for longterm viability, a study suggests. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.citylab.com See on Scoop.it – Precision Agriculture

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Guest Commentary – Helping Cities Cope by Boosting Agriculture | Chicago Council on Global Affairs

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Guest Commentary – Urbanization, Food Security, and Youth Employment | Chicago Council on Global Affairs

  Many youth migrate seasonally, and return home again to help with planting or harvest. When they migrate for wage jobs, they send remittances that help rural families’ food security. The remittances and increased skills brought back to rural areas … Continue reading

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Access to Seeds – why seed companies need to bridge the gap to reach smallholder farmers

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Using online proctoring for eLearning courses at ILRI

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
What if you could be guaranteed that participants would come to your workshop having already mastered the basic content knowledge of your topic area? Think about the possibilities! You would be free to challenge them…

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70 outstanding African women agricultural scientists

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Photo credit: Agro Nigeria Rising to the Challenge! 2015 AWARD Fellowship Winners Set to Impact Smallholders in the Year of Women’s Empowerment by Cynthia EXCERPT http://spectacles.com.ng/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/African-Women-in-Agricultural-Research-and-Development-AWARD-Call-for-applications-2015-702×272.jpg 70 outstanding African women agricultural scientists from 11 countries have been…

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Agroforestry and the IDP

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
? ? Agroforestry could give Nigeria’s IDPs a new future Submitted by Kate Langford on February 29, 2016 Internally displaced people (IDP) in northeast Nigeria need to be given alternative livelihoods, such as agroforestry, if they…

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