Monthly Archives: October 2016

HOW MUCH ASSISTANCE ARE FARMERS REALLY GETTING FOR THEIR AGRO-STARTUP

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UN endorses recommendations on sustainable agricultural development for food security and nutrition, including the role of livestock

Originally posted on ILRI news:
The Policy Round Table of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), meeting in Rome on 17 Oct 2016, discussed the report on Sustainable Agricultural Development for Food Security and Nutrition: What Roles for Livestock?…

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A first look at ILRI’s new research programs: Sustainable Livestock Systems

Originally posted on ILRI news:
BETTER SCIENCE, BETTER LIVES The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), headquartered in Africa and working in poor countries worldwide to provide better lives through livestock, held its Institute Planning Meeting from 4 to 7 Oct 2016.…

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Advances in Food Security and Sustainability

Originally posted on Food Governance:
The first volume of Advances in Food Security and Sustainability has been released. I have contributed a chapter on the post-political condition and global food security governance. Description Advances in Food Security and Sustainability takes a scientific…

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SIMPLE STRATEGIES FOR PROFITABILITY IN YOUR AGRIBUSINESS

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Agricultural approaches that improve livelihoods

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Photo credit: Pixabay Farmers of the Benna tribe in Ethiopia CCAFS, CTA Demonstrate Value of Climate-Smart Agriculture in Africa The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture…

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How to increase agricultural productivity and enhance drought resilience

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Photo credit: CCAFS – CGIAR Exchange meeting with farmers on farmer-managed natural regeneration in Niger. Photo: P. Savadogo (view original) ? A real opportunity to scale up Climate-Smart Villages in Niger In Niger, the World Bank…

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Sustainable agricultural development for food security and nutrition

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
? https://news4ilri.files.wordpress.com/2016/10/13cattle.png?w=500&h=500 UN endorses recommendations on sustainable agricultural development for food security and nutrition, including the role of livestock by SUSAN MACMILLAN The Policy Round Table of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), meeting in Rome…

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OPINION: Livestock Mechanization, Reproduction should not be an exemption PART 1

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Livestock count: Live reporting from the 43rd session of the Committee on World Food Security

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
This article was posted originally on 19 Oct 2016 by GFAR. Photo credit: Dominik Schraudolf on Pixabay Article by Ksenija Simovic, #CFS43 Social Reporter: ksenijasimovic(at)gmail.com ‘This week marked a milestone for the Committee on World Food…

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The ‘big bet’ on chickens for Africa

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Local hen and her chick in a village of Mozambique, where production costs for farmers are 30% higher than the cost of importing chicken (photo credit: ILRI/Stevie Mann). With a growing appetite for chicken in…

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Jimmy Smith: On the LiveSTOCK Exchange ‘hard seat’

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
During the November 2011 ‘liveSTOCK Exchange’ event at ILRI, Brian Perry interviewed Jimmy Smith, Director of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). Watch the video: On 9 and 10 November 2011, the ILRI Board of…

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‘Livestock is the Cinderella of agricultural development’–An interview with Jimmy Smith

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
A lengthy interview with ILRI’s new director general Jimmy Smith is the leading post on the home page of the Syngenta Foundation website in Nov 2011 (image credit: Syngenta Foundation; credit for photo of Jimmy…

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The triple challenge facing livestock research for development in Africa

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
For the November 2011 ‘liveSTOCK Exchange’ event at ILRI, Tim Williams – Africa Director at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) reflects on ILRI’s livestock work in West Africa … Two key questions Back in…

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The omnivore’s dilemma: ‘High-steaks’ livestock decisions at next week’s Committee on World Food Security (#CFS43)

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Cattle being watered at the Ghibe River in southwestern Ethiopia (photo credit: ILRI/Stevie Mann). Is it OK to keep eating meat? Or even milk, cheese and eggs? ‘It’s almost guaranteed that this topic will come…

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Mediterranean Youth aims at fighting marginalization with agriculture

Originally posted on THE GFAR BLOG:
We hadn’t left the Milan Congress 2015 when the YPARD’s Mediterranean team – a group of 25 agriculturists from the South and the North Mediterranean- got together and said: “This was a very rich…

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Amidst change, a time to take stock of livestock science to reduce poverty

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Carlos Seré, former director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) (photo credit: ILRI). This week in the Ethiopia capital of Addis Ababa, the first board meeting of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)…

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Livestock are coming to the fore of sustainable development to-do lists

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Jean Dubuffet, Vache aux deux arbres (Cow with two trees), 1943, Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art. This week, Shirley Tarawali, assistant director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), will participate in a panel discussion…

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Better livestock policies in Africa offer a pathway out of poverty

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Boran cattle in Yabello, Ethiopia (photo credit: ILRI/ Camille Hanotte). By Thumbi Mwangi, Washington State University A majority of rural households in Africa keep different livestock species. But only a small proportion can afford to keep…

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3rd PAFO Continental Briefing Advancing African agriculture through agribusiness development

Originally posted on Brussels Development Briefings:
3rd PAFO Continental Briefing Advancing African agriculture through agribusiness development 28-29 November 2015, Durban, South Africa  Organised by the Panafrican Farmer’s Organisations (PAFO) and the ACP-EU Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA)…

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4th African Continental Briefing – Youth & Agribusiness

Originally posted on Brussels Development Briefings:
4th PAFO Continental Briefing and 1st PAFO Youth Forum  The future of African farming and agribusiness: New opportunities for youth    6th-9th October 2016, Accra, Ghana In the context of the African Agribusiness Incubators Network Conference…

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Trees for the Future and the Forest Garden Program — DESERTIFICATION

Originally posted on Small Scaled Farmers and the pastoralists are the backbones of animal agriculture. They play a pivotal role not only in producing quality food item but also conserving the genetic resources as well as nature for the next generations. Contrast to the factory farming small scaled farming and pastoralism do not use (up to their level best) pesticides and chemical fertilizers etc. They do not harm the nature by the blind use of inputs like energy and water. They are the custodians of the genes and nature.:
Photo credit: Trees for the Future In Mbentinki, Senegal, women gather around to fill planting sacks…

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Farming techniques must adapt to mitigate the effects of climate change and ensure global food security (GlobalHealth / Kaiser Foundation)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Read at : http://globalhealth.kff.org/Daily-Reports/2010/October/18/GH-101810-Food-Security.aspx?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+kff%2Fkdghpr+%28Kaiser+Daily+Global+Health+Policy+Report%29 Shift In Agriculture Techniques Required To Ensure Future Food Security, U.N. Special Rapporteur On Right To Food Says On World Food Day Farming techniques must adapt to mitigate the effects of climate…

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Access to farm machinery is key for agricultural productivity

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
? Photo credit: FAO A worker adjusts a plough attachment in Djibo, Burkina Faso. Spare parts must be available for tractors to be useful. Sustainable mechanization has much to offer in sub-Saharan Africa Feeding the burgeoning…

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Newly approved CGIAR Portfolio sets agenda for next generation agriculture research for development

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
? Photo credit: CIMMYT CGIAR system retools to fight hunger and climate change ? CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food-secure future, dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources…

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