Monthly Archives: May 2017

Mentoring rural youth to make agriculture attractive

Originally posted on THE GFAR BLOG:
The more I read on youth mentoring, especially YPARD’s mentoring programmes, the more I got inspired and tempted to mentor young people. My visit to Nikki Chaudhary’s dairy farm in 2016, to witness first-hand her…

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Sparking the Creativity of Youth at #ICYA

Originally posted on THE GFAR BLOG:
The International Conference for Youth in Agriculture (ICYA) held from 27 to 30 April in Leuven Belgium was created in order to give space to young, bright and internationally active people to interact, discuss,…

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The multiple benefits of livestock are in focus this week as experts meet in Ethiopia

Originally posted on ILRI news:
Fritz Schneider, chair of the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock (photo credit: ILRI/Apollo Habtamu). More than 250 livestock experts from over 50 countries are exploring ways of ensuring that the long-term benefits of livestock contribute…

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CGIAR Portfolio 2017-2022 – Transforming global agriculture and food systems

Originally posted on THE GFAR BLOG:
CGIAR has launched its new research portfolio, comprised of 11 Research Programs and 3 Platforms, that represents the second generation of CGIAR’s multidimensional work streams. The CGIAR Portfolio 2017-2022 aims to reducing rural poverty,…

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The disruption starts now: new big data program promises to shake up agriculture

Originally posted on THE GFAR BLOG:
A new multimillion-dollar initiative plans to disrupt food production across the developing world, with the aim of making it more productive, efficient and resilient – all through the power of information. The CGIAR Platform…

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Why is sustainability not yet second nature?

Originally posted on THE GFAR BLOG:
This week marks the launch of the new CGIAR research portfolio. Izabella Koziell, Program Director, lays out the ambitions of the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE). The first commercial co-composting…

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People, the planet, and sustainable livestock: Livestock live talk at ILRI on18 January 2013

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
On Friday, 18 January 2013, Jeroen Dijkman, an internationally recognized authority on agricultural innovation systems and rural development practice and planning, will give a ‘livestock live talk’ seminar on ‘People, the planet, and sustainable livestock’,…

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Cooperating with the future: Towards multiplying the multiple benefits of sustainable livestock

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Henning Steinfeld, of FAO, gave the keynote presentation at the 7th Multi-stakeholder Partnership Meeting of the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 8 May 2017, at the Hilton Hotel (photo credit: ILRI/Susan…

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Concrete solutions underline centrality of livestock to sustainable development

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
7th Multi-stakeholder Partnership meeting of the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock Hundreds of global livestock stakeholders gather to strengthen the role of livestock in supporting livelihoods, producing safe food and protecting the environment Today, the…

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Give women a chance to slash global hunger with small-scale gardening (Willem Van Cotthem)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Have you read the former posting on this blog  ? SMALLHOLDERS, RURAL PRODUCERS KEY TO SLASHING GLOBAL HUNGER AND POVERTY – BAN (UNNews) Please pay attention to the following parts of Mr. BAN KI-MOON’s statement :…

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SMALLHOLDERS, RURAL PRODUCERS KEY TO SLASHING GLOBAL HUNGER AND POVERTY (UNNews)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Read at : UNNews SMALLHOLDERS, RURAL PRODUCERS KEY TO SLASHING GLOBAL HUNGER AND POVERTY – BAN New York, Feb 17 2010  1:05PM Smallholders and rural producers have a vital role to play in overcoming global hunger…

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FOOD SECURITY BY SACK GARDENING IN URBAN AND RURAL AREAS, BUT ALSO IN REFUGEE CAMPS (Willem Van Cotthem)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
INTRODUCING SACKS GARDENING TO COMBAT HUNGER AND POVERTY Smallholders and rural producers have a vital role to play in overcoming global hunger and poverty, and new and varied partnerships are needed, with particular emphasis on the…

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Small-scale gardening to combat desertification (Willem Van Cotthem)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Small-scale gardening to combat desertification and alleviate hunger and poverty For years we have been promoting family gardens (kitchen gardens) and school gardens in the debate on combating desertification, alleviation of hunger and poverty.  We have…

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Urban farming against hunger (FAO)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Read at : FAO Newsroom http://www.fao.org/newsroom/en/news/2007/1000484/index.html Urban farming against hunger Safe, fresh food for city dwellers 1 February 2007, Rome – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization has opened a new front in its battle…

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Urban agriculture and food insecurity, income generation, waste disposal, gender inequality, and urban insecurity (Google / Intern. Businessx Times)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Read at : Google Alert – vertical gardening http://ca.ibtimes.com/articles/188834/20110728/farming-the-cities-feeding-an-urban-future.htm Farming the cities, feeding an urban future As people move from rural to urban settings in search of economic opportunities, urban agriculture is becoming an important provider…

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Food Insecurity and Urban Growth in Africa

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
? Photo credit: Foodtank Food Insecurity a Pressing Issue Amidst Urban Growth in Africa According to the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), more people are relocating to African cities from rural areas than ever before.…

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Next Brussels Briefing 49: “Youth in agribusiness: shaping the future of agriculture”

Originally posted on Brussels Development Briefings:
The next Brussels Development Briefing no. 49 on “Youth in agribusiness: shaping the future of agriculture” will take place on 18th of May 2017 from 09:00 to 13:00, at the ACP Secretariat in Brussels,…

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