Monthly Archives: October 2016

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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