Monthly Archives: February 2017

The African Union Commission and FAO establish effective knowledge platforms between IGAD member States. / A major regional initiative towards building resilience in the Sahel and the Horn of Africa.

Originally posted on Database of Press Releases related to Africa – APO-Source:
  The African Union Commission and FAO establish effective knowledge platforms between IGAD member States. / A major regional initiative towards building resilience in the Sahel and the…

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Governments Meet to Discuss the Sustainable Future of Livestock in Africa

Originally posted on Database of Press Releases related to Africa – APO-Source:
Africa Sustainable Livestock 2050 (ASL2050) launched today in Addis Ababa, encouraging governments to think beyond livestock today, for the people of tomorrow. ASL2050 is a cross-sectoral initiative analysing…

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CGIAR integrated systems research for sustainable agricultural development in the Mekong—New book

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Image credit: Humidtropics. A new book from CGIAR offers lessons for researchers working with smallholder farmers in Southeast Asia to further adoption of integrated agricultural systems innovations. ‘ Published by the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)…

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New mobile project to tackle malnutrition in Africa and Asia

Originally posted on ILRI news:
Lucy Wangeci Kuria of Kenya with her cow and her phone (via Flickr/Jeff Haskins). A CABI-led consortium has gained GSMA funding to help three million people access nutrition information using mobile technology. More than three…

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New Nutrition Knowledge Bank gives direct access to expert nutritional advice via mobile phones

Originally posted on ILRI news:
Tanzanian woman on her cell phone (photo credit: CCAFS/Cecilia Schubert). A new open-access Nutrition Knowledge Bank has been created as part of a GSMA mNutrition initiative to help tackle malnutrition in Africa and Asia. This…

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UN FOOD AGENCY CALLS FOR $69.8 MILLION FOR DROUGHT-STRICKEN SAHEL

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
New York, Mar  9 2012  5:05PM The United Nations food agency today called for $69.8 million in additional funding to prevent a full-blown food and nutrition crisis from unfolding in Africa’s Sahel region. In a <“http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/122921/icode/“>news&hellip;

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The role of trade in ensuring global food security and adaptation to climate change

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? Photo credit: FAO A market in Boulder, Colorado, USA. People need affordable food, but prices must provide decent livelihoods for small-scale family farmers Declining prices could thwart international efforts to eradicate hunger and extreme poverty…

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Failure to act now will compromise future food production, sabotage 2030 development agenda

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? Photo credit: FAO Members of an Indian farmers group measure local groundwater levels at an observation well. FAO Director-General urges more support to help small farmers adapt to a changing climate Failure to act now…

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“Major transformations” are needed to make food production sustainable

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? Photo credit: FAO Empowering small-scale farmers and providing them better access to information, markets and technologies is key to ensuring future food security. Photo: FAO Business-as-usual not an option with future global food security in…

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Brussels Briefing 47: Regional Trade in Africa: Drivers, Trends and Opportunities

Originally posted on Brussels Development Briefings:
Experts at the 47th Brussels Development Briefing on the topic of “Regional Trade in Africa: Drivers, Trends and Opportunities” all agreed that Africa’s largest market opportunity lies within the continent. The event, which was…

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Ways Recommended to Turn Camel Again to its Future

Originally posted on Natural Health with the Camel Milk:
Source: Ways Recommended to Turn Camel Again to its Future Source: Ways Recommended to Turn Camel Again to its Future

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Agri-tourism: Where two Emerging Growth Sectors Meet

Originally posted on THE GFAR BLOG:
Many may not realise that agribusiness and tourism are two of the top five emerging growth industries to 2030. According to a recent report from Deloitte Access Economics, our sectors are two of the…

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ILRI and ReSAKSS-ECA train African researchers in influencing agricultural policies

Originally posted on ILRI policies, instititions and livelihoods program:
Joseph Karugia of ReSAKKS at a policy workshop for African researchers (photo credit: ILRI) Correct identification and implementation of comprehensive agricultural policies is an important step in the fight against poverty…

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Antibiotics, Even Worse than Anticipated — Raxa Collective

Originally posted on Natural Health with the Camel Milk:
Please come to the sources of the natural health. I assure you camels’ milk really works. Look the use of antibiotics at such a high level in dairy sector and other…

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Superfood (Camel Milk) can Beat the Challenge of Superbug (Bacterial Resistance to Antibiotics)

Originally posted on Natural Health with the Camel Milk:
The microbiologists continuously exploring camel milk for its unique antimicrobial characteristics. They revealed that camel milk’s (CM) antimicrobial attributes are more important than other… Source: Superfood (Camel Milk) can Beat the Challenge of…

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The Philosophy of Symbiosis and Gut’s Role in Natural Health

Originally posted on Natural Health with the Camel Milk:
The philosophy of symbiosis is really great and incredible. All my ideas of natural health are based on this philosophy. I’m never in favor of killing microorganisms in the body, instead, I…

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Sustainable livestock systems – highlights from ILRI’s corporate report 2015–2016

Originally posted on ILRI news:
Making technologies available to smallholder mixed crop–livestock farmers to grow fodder can increase milk yields and quality in an environmentally sustainable manner. Hyderabad, India. (photo credit: ILRI/Stevie Mann) In 2015–2016, the International Livestock Research Institute…

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Easy Understandable But Important Features of Camel Milk

Originally posted on Natural Health with the Camel Milk:
According to a promo of Chinese Camel Milk Company of Xinjiang, the camels’ milk features are provided as following. The contents in brackets are provided by author for further details. With ……

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USAID supports the commercial potential of cassava peel for livestock feed in Nigeria

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Women peeling cassava roots in a cassava processing centre (photo credit: IITA). ‘The US government, yesterday, said it has invested $75 million (about N2.3 billion) in [Nigeria’s]  agricultural sector, just as it launched agribusiness partnerships…

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