Monthly Archives: November 2016

To target 10 million farmers practicing climate-smart agriculture in the next five to seven years.

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
? Photo credit: CIMMYT A new stress-tolerant maize variety compared in Zimbabwe. CIMMYT/Johnson Siamachira Target for 10 million more climate-smart farmers in southern Africa amid rising cost of El Niño by Sam Storr El Niño may…

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Squaring the Universality of Human Rights and Hunger with Delegate Representation at the CFS

Originally posted on Food Governance:
By Nadia Lambek This entry is part of a special series of blog posts about the UN’s Committee on World Food Security (CFS): The Future of the CFS? Collectively reflecting on the directions of UN’s…

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The Effect of Producer Organizations on Farmer Performance

Originally posted on THE GFAR BLOG:
Focus group led by COSA research partners in October 2015 with members of one of the producer organizations involved in the Kenya impact evaluation Over the years, the Committee on Sustainable Assessment (COSA) has…

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Transforming cassava peel waste to quality feeds fast-tracked by private sector in Nigeria

Originally posted on CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish:
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Ibadan, Nigeria, recently developed a technology to process fresh cassava peels into high quality cassava peel products with better shelf life and nutrient…

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Innovations Vital for Food Security (Truth about Trade and Technology)

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Read at : http://www.truthabouttrade.org/news/latest-news/16333-innovations-vital-for-food-security Innovations Vital for Food Security The African Executive July 21-28, 2010 http://www.africanexecutive.com Agricultural innovations are still relevant in transforming livelihoods in Africa, a stakeholder lecture on “Food and Culture” has heard. Using…

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Repositioning policies to reflect agriculture as the new engine for growth

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? Photo credit: SciDevNet Copyright: Flickr/IITA Could systems research transform Africa’s agriculture? by Alex ABUTU I know across Africa, presidents are repositioning their policies to reflect agriculture as the new engine for growth, and are also…

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Adding more value to agro sector with new ICT tool

Originally posted on THE GFAR BLOG:
Anil Regmi was one of the six finalists of GFAR and YPARD’s Youth Argripreneur Project. As one of the YAPpers, he received an intensive training helping her strengthen the business plan proposal presented with measurable milestones.…

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Developing capacities through innovation platforms in agricultural research

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Innovation platforms are widely used in agricultural research to connect different stakeholders to achieve common goals. To help document recent experiences and insights, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) recently published a series of short…

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Capacity development in agri-food systems: Entry points for research

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
The International Livestock Research Institute, and other partners in the CGIAR Research Program on Integrated Systems for the Humid Tropics (Humidtropics) have released eight briefs to help CGIAR Research Programs integrate key ‘capacity development in…

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Exploiting Agribusiness Opportunities in Africa: Food Security, Employment, and Economic growth

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African women and children can be rescued from food insecurity and malnutrition

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Photo credit: ScoDevNet Copyright: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Panos Women, tech key to curbing food insecurity in Africa Focusing on identifying and harnessing these social advantages could help in tackling the technological challenges faced by African women. by Pauline…

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Better nutrition for African children

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Photo credit: SciDevNet Copyright: Flickr/IITA A step towards better nutrition for African children by Alex Abutu Speed read A cassava staple is consumed by more than 130 million people in Nigeria Fortifying it with soy could help…

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‘Meating’ in the middle on the ‘meat vs vegetarian’ diet debate at the climate change summit this week

Originally posted on ILRI news:
A farmer leads his sheep and goats to market in Menz, Ethiopia (photo credit: ILRI/Zerihun Sewunet). The contribution of animal-source foods to global warming cannot be ignored. But encouraging everyone to become vegetarian or even vegan isn’t…

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Measuring greenhouse gas emissions of diverse livestock systems is a first step in shrinking carbon ‘hoofprints’

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
A camel train in the Methera region of Oromia, Ethiopia (photo credit: ILRI/Apollo Habtamu). We can shrink the carbon footprint of livestock, but we need to properly measure their emissions first. Written by Polly Ericksen, program leader…

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OPINION: The increase of labor-saving machinery and the present state of Nigerian Agriculture, a challenge or not a challenge?

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Improving Agricultural Productivity in Nigeria to Boost the Economy and Create Employment

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Gender integration in livestock and fish research

Originally posted on CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish:
Between 2012 and 2016, the Livestock and Fish program’s Gender Initiative supported an integrated approach to gender in its technical research. Today in Cali, Colombia, the CGIAR Gender and Agriculture…

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