Monthly Archives: December 2016

To end poverty without wrecking the environment, put people first—New series by Nathanael Johnson

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Nathanael Johnson, a talented food writer at Grist, a non-profit environmental news and commentary site based in Seattle, has published a thoughtful special series of eight articles around a question seldom looked at squarely in…

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Measuring the roles of livestock in rural households

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Measuring livestock systems—and the socioeconomic benefits they generate—remains a challenge due to a lack of high-quality, nationally representative data. Livestock is often neglected in many national statistical operations and, as a result, decision makers are…

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If Africa learnt to feed its chickens, it could feed its people—Calestous Juma

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Farmer from southern Ethiopia’s Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ region holding one of her household chickens (photo credit: ILRI Camille Hanotte). Written by Calestous Juma, Harvard University. Africa, which imports nearly 83% of the food it…

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Mission critical: Relentless upscaling of Africa’s agricultural production

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Farmland in Mali (photo by World Bank). ‘. . . [A]ccording to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, . . . [Africa] will . . . need to…

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Smallholder farmers and sustainable agricultural technologies

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
? ? Boost for Africa’s smallholder farmers’ access to sustainable agricultural technologies as USAID announces $ 50 million Africa RISING Phase 2 by JONATHAN ODHONG The U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Bureau for Food Security in…

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Why we need to listen to farmers

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? Photo credit: CIAT An ecosystems approach to the SDGs in Africa: why we need to listen to farmers by Juliet Braslow To address all the SDG’s, we’re going to need to think like farmers. That…

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Rapid Losses of Africa’s Native Livestock Threaten Continent’s Food Supply (Science Daily)

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http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/07/100720123633.htm Rapid Losses of Africa’s Native Livestock Threaten Continent’s Food Supply, Experts Warn ScienceDaily (July 20, 2010) — Urgent action is needed to stop the rapid and alarming loss of genetic diversity of African livestock that…

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