Monthly Archives: June 2016

New approaches to agricultural productivity to alleviate poverty, malnutrition and hunger (AlertNet)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Read at : http://www.trust.org/alertnet/news/revamp-african-ag-policy-to-address-hunger-and-poverty-experts/ Revamp African ag policy to address hunger and poverty – experts Source: alertnet // Katie Murray By Katie Murray LONDON (AlertNet) – New approaches to agricultural productivity could help alleviate widespread poverty,…

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The Africa Union’s Malabo Declaration and climate change

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Photo credit: SciDevNet Copyright: Anna-Marie Ball/IFPRI ? African policy to end hunger silent on climate risk by Baraka Rateng’ Speed read The Africa Union’s Malabo Declaration aims to end hunger by 2025 A new report says it…

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Next Brussels Briefing 45: “Affordable smart farming solutions for Africa: the next driver for African agriculture”

Originally posted on Brussels Development Briefings:
The Brussels Development Briefing n.45 on the subject of “Affordable smart farming solutions for Africa: the next driver for African agriculture” will be  held in Brussels at 09:00-13:00 on 13th July 2016 at the Albert Borschette Congress Center,…

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#Farming Friday 48: So You Want To Be A Farmer?

Originally posted on Thought + Food:
Today was a perfect early summer day: gorgeous sunshine, with a breeze to lighten the warmth. The sort of day when, driving past a farm on a quiet road; or heaping up your baskets with…

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How agriculture changes our climate—New primer from Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Share of global greenhouse gas emissions (University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment, 2016). The following is an unusually sane and well communicated multimedia primer on the sustainability of the global food system. Food Matters,…

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INVESTMENT IN AGRICULTURE TO FEED GROWING WORLD POPULATION (UNNews / FAO)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Read at : UNNews UN AGENCY URGES INVESTMENT IN AGRICULTURE TO FEED GROWING WORLD POPULATION New York, Sep 23 2009 12:05PM Farmers need to increase global food production by some 70 per cent in the coming…

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If the world’s experts are wrong, who are the real experts being right ? (Foreign Policy)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Read at : http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/05/04/can_the_world_feed_10_billion_people?page=0%2C0 Can the World Feed 10 Billion People? With an exploding global population — and Africa’s numbers set to triple — the world’s experts are falling over themselves arguing how to feed the…

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African countries will need to spend more of their budgets on developing their agricultural sector (Find Your Feet)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Read at : http://findyourfeet.wordpress.com/2010/06/28/africa-is-not-spending-enough-on-food/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FindYourFeetsBlog+%28Find+Your+Feet%27s+Blog%29 Africa is not spending enough on food This piece was posted by Hilde Faugli, Communications Intern at Find Your Feet. 70 percent of people in Africa live in rural areas and depend…

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Africa is not spending enough on food (Find your feet)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Read at : http://findyourfeet.wordpress.com/ Africa is not spending enough on food This piece was posted by Hilde Faugli, Communications Intern at Find Your Feet. While most talk about Africa these days centers on the World Cup in…

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Tackling food emergencies in Africa (id21)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Read at : id21 (see my Blogroll) http://www.id21.org/society/s2rm1g1.html Tackling food emergencies in Africa The average number of food emergencies in Africa has almost tripled since the 1980s. Today, approximately one third of people in sub-Saharan Africa…

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FUNDING GAP THREATENS EFFORTS TO ASSIST MILLIONS FACING HUNGER IN AFRICA – UN OFFICIAL (UN News)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
New York, May 10 2012  1:05PM A major funding gap is threatening efforts to boost food security and development in the Sahel region of West Africa and in the Horn of Africa in the east, a…

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LARGEST DATABASE OF HUNGER STATISTICS (UNNews)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Read at : UNNews UN AGENCY OPENS UP ACCESS TO LARGEST DATABASE OF HUNGER STATISTICS New York, Jul 9 2010 1:05PM The world’s largest and most comprehensive database on food, agriculture and hunger is now open…

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Rural, food and agricultural cooperatives and producer organizations to eliminate hunger and reduce poverty (UN News / FAO)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Read at : COOPERATIVES CENTRAL TO FIGHTING HUNGER, STRESSES UN AGENCY New York, Jan 24 2012  6:05PM Cooperatives and producer organizations will be increasingly important in efforts to eliminate hunger and reduce poverty, the head of…

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‘Africa rising’–Bill Gates on what’s working in health and agriculture

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Bill Gates made a private visit to the Biosciences eastern and central Africa Hub (BecA Hub), hosted and managed by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), in Nairobi, Kenya, in early December 2009, and toured…

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Why Melinda and Bill Gates are betting big on chickens (hint: ‘the ATM of the poor’)

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Asafo Flag detail, Fante people, Ghana. From Melinda Gates ‘Chickens in America have it rough . . . the symbol of cowards. . . the butt of corny cross-the-road jokes. . . . ‘But if…

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Livestock for better nutrition and disease control–One Health Colloquium held this week at Chatham House

Originally posted on ILRI news:
Stacked farm animal figurine (from zulily on Pinterest). One Health Colloquium Sustainable Livestock, Disease Control, Climate Change and the Refugee Crisis 31 May–1 Jun 2016 Chatham House, London The Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House, London—which…

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Supporting the world’s smallholder livestock keepers can increase food supplies while reducing absolute poverty

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
A young boy in Kenya feeds his family’s improved dairy cows (photo credit: East Africa Dairy Development project). ‘The head of the global livestock research centre (ILRI) in Kenya says smallholder farmers will be essential…

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New investments in agriculture likely to fail without sharp focus on small-scale ‘mixed’ farmers

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
A new paper published today in Science warns that billions of dollars promised to fund programs to boost small-scale agriculture in developing countries are unlikely to succeed in feeding the world’s increasing populations. This is…

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On making the livestock sector more efficient, equitable and sustainable–Francois Le Gall, Livestock Global Alliance

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
The following opinion piece by World Bank advisor François Le Gall was published recently on the launch of an advocacy brief by an alliance of leading organizations in global livestock issues. Chaired by Le Gall,…

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