Monthly Archives: December 2016

In 2050, Africa will scarcely be able to grow enough food for its own population.

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
? ? Can Africa feed itself? https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/12/161213074109.htm Date: December 13, 2016 Source: Wageningen University & Research Summary: In 2050, when the population of Africa is two and a half times larger than now, the continent will…

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Food security: A Unique Urban Garden

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? Photo credit: Balcony Garden Web Vegetables that are productive, for example, beans, tomatoes, peppers, etc. are the most suitable for urban gardeners. Other vegetables like spinach, lettuce, carrots take less space and productive too, this…

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Improved varieties of groundnut for processing that offer at least twice the potential quantities of oil for extraction.

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? Photo credit: ICRISAT Women at the groundnut processing center. Photo: WOFAN GROUNDNUT VARIETIES WITH HIGHER OIL CONTENT EMPOWERING WOMEN IN NIGERIA Using improved varieties of groundnut for processing that offer at least twice the potential…

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Can smallholder farmers take a leading role in addressing the twin challenges of food security and environmental sustainability?

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
A farmer in Himachal Pradesh, India. Smallholder farmers can contribute to the search for climate solutions (photo credit: Neil Palmer/CIAT). Paul Kagame, the president of the Republic of Rwanda, says experience from that country shows…

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First map of smallholder farms in the developing world: They produce more than half the planet’s food calories

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Role of MAA classifications in regional production. (a) Percentage of food calories produced in each of three regions originating in units classified by MAA. Includes calories delivered from 41 major crops into the food system,…

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WhatsApp for Agriculture: Digital Farming highlights the need for Digital Agriculture Extension

Originally posted on THE GFAR BLOG:
I remember one time I was asked to walk 10 kilometers away from home to find a local buyer to sell our marakuja and papaya fruit so that my parents could pay my school…

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Youth Network in Agriculture: we connect and rejuvenate the world

Originally posted on THE GFAR BLOG:
At the occasion of YPARD 10 years, Marina Cherbonnier, the current communications and knowledge manager, expresses what the added value of YPARD is, as an international network of young professionals in agriculture. I was…

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