Category Archives: Africa

#Climatechange and vertical gardening

Climate change and vertical gardening.

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Three Myths About Food & Farming @Farmbizafrica @FarmAfrica @FARAinfo

Three Myths About Food & Farming.

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ILRI contributes chapters in new book on One Health approach to sanitation and institutional research

ILRI contributes chapters in new book on One Health approach to sanitation and institutional research.

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Precision feeding key to sustainable #livestock production, says UN body @LivestockSustai @DSMFeedTweet

Precision feeding key to sustainable livestock production, says UN body The compound feed industry needs to get behind initiatives that foster precision feeding on small farms in developing markets to help optimize use of on-farm ingredients backed by commercial feed mixes to plug nutritional … Continue reading

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Four things you should know about agriculture & food in Africa @Agribussiness @AgribussinessNig @AfricaAg @

Four things you should know about agriculture and food in Africa The World Bank estimates that Africa holds 60% of the world’s uncultivated arable land. Coupled with a youthful workforce and water resources, the potential for agribusiness in Africa cannot … Continue reading

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PAEPARD: Now online: an educational series on family farming

Family farmers have much to offer in terms of food production and sustainability. And yet, conventional agricultural education gives little importance to sustainable family farming and the way it works. – report This initiative is aim at closing the gap … Continue reading

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PAEPARD: 2013 Agricultural Research for Development Conference

The sub-themes were:
*Capacity Development
*Sustainable Intensification
*Climate Change
*Multi-disciplinarity Continue reading

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PAEPARD: 2013 Agricultural Research for Development Conference

The sub-themes were:
*Capacity Development
*Sustainable Intensification
*Climate Change
*Multi-disciplinarity Continue reading

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Special Report on Agriculture: Realizing Africa’s Potential #AR&D; Agric is the future of Nigeria http://skollworldforum.org/2013/08/08/agriculture-is-the-future-of-nigeria #Nigeria @FmardNg

See on Scoop.it – Agriculture, Climate & Food security With unprecedented interest in African agriculture, business and governments are moving towards harnessing the continent’s vast potential. What will be the game-changing innovations for African agriculture? Bukar Usman (D.V.M., M.V.S.c)‘s insight: Major … Continue reading

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Joel Salatin on the “Regeneration Generation” and Young Farmers

Joel Salatin on the "Regeneration Generation" and Young Farmers.

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Watch “African agricultural R&D and productivity growth in a global setting” on YouTube

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Watch “Improving Food Security in the 21st Century: What are the roles for firms and foundations?” on YouTube

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Can videos, songs and drama be used to promote agricultural innovations?

Can videos, songs and drama be used to promote agricultural innovations?.

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Agriculture-asociated diseases: Can we control them? Stop them? Prevent them? It’s back to the farm (and market) » ILRI news

Agriculture-asociated diseases: Can we control them? Stop them? Prevent them? It’s back to the farm (and market) » ILRI news.  

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Who talks to whom in African agricultural research information networks? | International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Who talks to whom in African agricultural research information networks? | International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

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New Commitments to Combat Malnutrition

New Commitments to Combat Malnutrition.

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Unusual antibodies in cows suggest new ways to make medicines for people

Unusual antibodies in cows suggest new ways to make medicines for people. “These antibodies’ structure and their mechanism for creating diversity haven’t been seen before in other animals’ antibodies,” said Vaughn V. Smider, assistant professor of cell and molecular biology … Continue reading

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Sustainability science: an integrated approach for health-programme planning : The Lancet

Sustainability science: an integrated approach for health-programme planning : The Lancet The Lancet, Volume 372, Issue 9649, Pages 1579 – 1589, 1 November 2008 <Previous Article|Next Article> doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(08)61659-1Cite or Link Using DOI This article can be found in the following collection: Public … Continue reading

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Combating H7N9: Using Lessons Learned from recent studies on H5N1

Combating H7N9: Using Lessons Learned from recent studies on H5N1.

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Four ways to reduce water use in Agriculture

Four ways to reduce water use in Agriculture.

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Tweet from knowledge.cta.int (@Knowledge4Dev); pest resistance

(@Knowledge4Dev) 30-40% refuge area in Bt cotton fields to push pest resistance further into the future? A gift to future generations. http://t.co/JiEQa6WNiG (https://twitter.com/Knowledge4Dev/status/324962716559241216) Posted from WordPress for Android

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(@marineagri): Farming with smartphone @ICT_Works @e_agriculture

Agrimarine (@marineagri) Farming with a smartphone: Mobile technology has agricultural applications | e-Agriculture via @drbausman http://t.co/8QjB47lhyR (https://twitter.com/marineagri/status/324217517818142720) Posted from WordPress for Android

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(@UNICEF) Hunger & Climate justice

UNICEF (@UNICEF) Hunger & climate justice top agenda for Dublin summit 15-16 Apr. Follow #HNCJ. More info via @guardian: http://t.co/wpG3kCeQSF #1in4stunted (https://twitter.com/UNICEF/status/323798113364090881) Posted from WordPress for Android

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A new paradigm: Sustainable intensification & innovation in African agriculture

http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/newsandeventspggrp/imperialcollege/centres/africanagriculturaldevelopment/newssummary/news_26-3-2013-13-48-16 Posted from WordPress for Android

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Tweet from World Food Programme (@WFP)

World Food Programme (@WFP) No ‘magic wand’ for #Sahel as food shortages loom yet again. http://t.co/XiXWC73rcB by @ChadCeleste. (https://twitter.com/WFP/status/321945530076889088) Posted from WordPress for Android

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Coping With Climate Change in West Africa | International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Coping With Climate Change in West Africa | International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

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Sugarcane business booms in Kano

Sugarcane business booms in Kano.

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Netting flies and mosquitoes protects livestock, boosts milk yields

Netting flies and mosquitoes protects livestock, boosts milk yields.

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Food security and agriculture information at our fingertips

Food security and agriculture information at our fingertips.

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Sub-Saharan Africa remains second-fastest growing emerging region

Sub-Saharan Africa remains second-fastest growing emerging region PRINT  EMAIL   | By: Natasha Odendaal 6th February 2013 TEXT SIZE   Sub-Saharan Africa was expected to maintain its position as the second-fastest growing emerging market region after Asia, with regional growth to remain … Continue reading

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New Intervention for Livestock & Irrigation

New Intervention for Livestock & Irrigation.

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