Monthly Archives: December 2016

Brachiaria grasses could be the cornerstone of productive and resilient livestock systems

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
? Photo credit: CIAT Blog Study finds 40% more milk and tens of millions of dollars in revenue possible for African farmers adopting new drought-resistant pasture grass by Georgina Smith New varieties of high-quality, drought-resistant forage…

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Smallholder dairy farming systems in the highlands of Ethiopia: System-specific constraints and options

Originally posted on LIVES-Ethiopia:
Blanket recommendations of technologies and improved practices could be one of the reasons for low adoption of interventions by agricultural systems which are highly diverse in agro-ecological and socio-economic conditions. The purpose of classification of farming…

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Publish or perish: Towards diagnosing, and solving, chronic underinvestment in developing-country research

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Figure 1. Gross expenditure on R&D (GERD) across regions, in purchasing power parity (UNESCO Institute for Statistics). ‘. . . In 2012, the share of the world’s articles with at least one African author was…

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The rise of ‘superbugs’ presents a nightmare scenario—the beginning of the end of modern medicine

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Scanning electromicrograph if the interaction of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus (MRSA) bacteria (coloured blue) with a human white cell. The bacteria shown is strain MRSA252, a leading cause of hospital-associated infections in the US and UK (image credit: National…

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Are equity and accountability a likely outcome when foxes and chickens share the same coop? 

Originally posted on Food Governance:
Critiquing the concept of multistakeholder governance of food security[1] By Nora McKeon This entry is part of a special series of blog posts about the UN’s Committee on World Food Security (CFS): The Future of…

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Access vs excess to antibiotics: The dual antimicrobial resistance issue facing the world

Originally posted on ILRI news:
ILRI veterinary epidemiologist and food safety expert Delia Grace (photo via Flickr ©FAO/Giuseppe Carotenuto). This opinion piece, written by ILRI scientist and program leader Delia Grace, was originally published by Devex on 16 Dec 2016.…

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Africa’s potential for intensifying production by practising ‘ecological agriculture’ (New Agriculturist)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Read at : http://www.new-ag.info/en/book/review.php?a=2149 Climate change and food systems resilience in Sub-Saharan Africa Edited by Lim Li Ching, Sue Edwards and Nadia El-Hage Scialabba Published by FAO Website: Earthprint (to purchase this book) or FAO website…

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