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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