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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