Monthly Archives: April 2016

Supplying the demand: growing food for growing cities.

Originally posted on One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?:
By Alice Marks Credit, FAO On April 26th 2016 The Chicago Council on Global Affairs released their new report, Growing Food for Growing Cities: Transforming food systems in an urbanizing…

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Reflections on food safety and risk perception

Originally posted on AgHealth:
Bird’s-eye view of a colourful food market in Western Bengal, where 70% of people depend on agriculture (photo credit: Krishnasis Ghosh/Bioversity International). In a recent blog post (11 April) published by the Global Panel on Agriculture…

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The Desert’s Livestock Species Have Tremendous Potential for Milk Produciton

Originally posted on Traditional Animal Genetic Resources for Food Security Under Climate Change Influence:
Cholistan is cradle of precious desert livestock breeds and camel is one of the core livestock. The famous Marrecha breed of camel and Cholistani cattle are…

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Grain legume crop improvement to support increased productivity in crop-livestock systems

Originally posted on CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish:
This week, the International Conference on Pulses for Health, Nutrition and Sustainable Agriculture in Drylands takes place in Morocco. ILRI and ICARDA scientists from the Livestock and Fish program are…

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Sustainable water management in African agriculture

Originally posted on One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?:
By Katrin Glatzel Credit: Katrin Glatzel, 2015 (Senegal) In sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) where agriculture is predominantly rainfed, farmers’ access to water is often limited based on seasonal variation. Yet…

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Growing Food for Growing Cities: Engaging the Private Sector | Chicago Council on Global Affairs

The latest post in our “Growing Food for Growing Cities” series highlights the opportunity for private sector investment in agricultural development.  Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.thechicagocouncil.org See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety

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NEW: Routledge Handbook of Food and Nutrition Security

Originally posted on Food Governance:
The Routledge Handbook of Food and Nutrition Security has just been published. The Handbook was edited by Bill Pritchard, Rodomiro Ortiz and Meera Shekar and includes great contributions. Overview: The concept of food and nutrition…

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NEW: Routledge Handbook of Food and Nutrition Security

Originally posted on Food Governance:
The Routledge Handbook of Food and Nutrition Security has just been published. The Handbook was edited by Bill Pritchard, Rodomiro Ortiz and Meera Shekar and includes great contributions. Overview: The concept of food and nutrition…

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Animal Antibiotics: The New Apocalyptic Threat?

“Without urgent, coordinated action, the world is heading towards a post-antibiotic era, in which common infections and minor injuries, which have been treatable for decades, can once again kill.” Sourced through Scoop.it from: foodpolicyforthought.com See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, … Continue reading

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Food prices have stabilized, but analysts see another crisis on the horizon

Spiking food prices over the past decade caused shortages, unrest, and maybe even revolutions. Now that prices have returned to normal levels, the question is whether the worst of the food crisis is over. https://www.theatlas.com/charts/N1S6s_w0l Economists and policymakers convened by the Council … Continue reading

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Can Agribusiness Reinvent Itself to Capture the Future?

Agribusiness is on the verge of dramatic change. But across the industry, many companies have barely scratched the surface in their efforts to boost yields, improve supply chain efficiencies or increase value-added activities. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.bain.com See on … Continue reading

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“We have a lot of work ahead” – IFPRI’s 2016 Global Food Policy Repot

Originally posted on One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?:
By Alice Marks click to view report On March 31st the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) published the 2016 Global Food Policy Report. The report highlights the scale…

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Writeshop to synthesize Livestock and Fish experiences mainstreaming gender

Originally posted on CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish:
Women clean fish to provide nutritious food From 4-8 April 2016, the program’s gender initiative is convening a writeshop of scientists and gender specialists to bring together results and lessons…

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1000 Young Nigerians to Receive N500million Naira Grant for Start Ups

Originally posted on Database of Press Releases related to Africa – APO-Source:
Over 1000 Nigerians will this year be beneficiaries of N500Million Naira Grant seed capital set aside for young Nigerian entrepreneurs and students. This was disclosed today during the…

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