Monthly Archives: March 2017

New analysis reports we don’t need to double world food production by 2050

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Nelson Chikowa, Malawi potato and groundnut farmer (photo credit: ILRI/Stevie Mann). ‘. . . The United Nations projects that the global population will increase from 7.3 billion in 2015 to 9.7 billion in 2050. This growth…

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“The Role of Livestock for ACP countries: challenges and opportunities ahead”

Originally posted on Brussels Development Briefings:
The twelth Brussels Development Briefing was held on 1st July 2009 (European Commission, Berlaymont Building) and dealt with “The Role of Livestock for ACP countries: challenges and opportunities ahead”. This Briefing discussed key issues on livestock…

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Next Brussels Briefing 48 “Strengthening rural livelihoods in the face of rapid urbanisation in Africa”

Originally posted on Brussels Development Briefings:
The next Brussels Development Briefing no. 48 on “Strengthening rural livelihoods in the face of rapid urbanisation in Africa” will take place on 20th March 2017 from 14:00 to 18:00, at the ACP Secretariat in…

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Smallholder farmers’ preferences for artificial insemination services through dairy hubs

Originally posted on ILRI policies, instititions and livelihoods program:
Artificial insemination service in a smallholder dairy farm (photo credit: EADD). Demand for animal products continues to outstrip production in most of sub-Saharan Africa. Efforts by countries to boost livestock production by…

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Winds of change, or more of the same? Urbanization and rural transformation in the context of emerging global initiatives

Originally posted on Food Governance:
? By Alison Blay-Palmer  This entry is part of a special series of blog posts about the UN’s Committee on World Food Security (CFS): The Future of the CFS? Collectively reflecting on the directions of…

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