Monthly Archives: August 2016

Assessing the Sustainability of Local and Global Food Chains – GLAMUR Special Issue

Originally posted on Rural Sociology Wageningen University:
The EU-funded research project GLAMUR has been completed earlier this year. More info on the project, its sustainability performance-based approach and the findings can be accessed at the website. Next to all reports…

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When will every school in developing countries have a school garden ?

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
? ? Back to School: Local school gardens help kids There are several school gardens in the Marathon County area and it could be helping your kids more than you think. The National Gardening Association found…

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Social Business: an opportunity to capture the benefits of multi-functional agriculture

Originally posted on THE GFAR BLOG:
This article authored by Prof Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Laureate 2006, was originally published on the World Farmers’ Organization (WFO) website and is featured in the August 2016 issue of their F@rmletter. Rude Awakening…

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Six TEDx talks on food security

Originally posted on One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?:
While we spend a lot of our time with our noses stuck in books, reports and articles we also like to hear from global experts from time to time.…

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Apocalyptic numbers: Antibiotic resistance as the classic ‘One Health’ (and classic ‘One World’) planetary issue

Originally posted on ILRI news:
Depicted in this watercoloured etching, The Ancient of Days, by William Blake, is Urizen, a  figure that for Blake embodied reason and law. Urizen’s outstretched hand holds a compass over the darker void below, representing an…

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The Best Option for Sustainable Food Production in Challenging Environment ~is the Promising Camel

ARKBIODIV.COM Happy Camel’s Day (WCD) Among the camel’s world subcontinent is the region where the day starts first. It is 22nd June in subcontinent, so I can safely say Happy Camel’s Day. At the occasion of WCD, I started the series of … Continue reading

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Saudi livestock market requirements, implications for Somaliland

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Cattle for export to Middle East from Somaliland (photo credit: ILRI/Peter Ballantyne). Livestock are the backbone of the Somaliland economy. Livestock production accounts for about 60% of the country’s gross domestic product, 70% of employment opportunities and 85%…

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Africa’s indigenous land grabs—African middle-aged public-sector urbanites in rush to buy farmland

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Charles Murithi, Kenyan farmer (photo credit: BurnessGlobal/Jeff Haskins). For middle-class Tanzanians . . . a successful farmer trumps a successful academic. . . . [A] quiet, hard-to-track but momentous change [is happening] in Africa, which…

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