Category Archives: Agriculture

A move away from ‘grain fundamentalism’ to higher quality milk, meat and egg calories to fight malnutrition

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Derek Headey, a senior research fellow at the CGIAR’s International Food Policy Research Institute, yesterday published an opinion piece in The Telegraph on the importance of using milk, meat and eggs to fight malnutrition and…

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Next Brussels Briefing n. 53: ”The next generation of farmers: successes and new opportunities”

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How to Integrate New Chickens to a Flock

Originally posted on The Garden Smallholder:
There’s no going back once you’ve caught the chicken keeping bug. Apart from the obvious reason why people decide to keep them, chickens are great company in the garden, fun to watch and seriously addictive. With so many breeds…

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Back In The Allotment Saddle

Originally posted on The Garden Smallholder:
The long hot summer has been and gone and I’m reaping the rewards in the kitchen garden. The autumn tidy up has begun and having chickens roaming around the garden smallholding means I’m never…

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Collaboration is key to achieving the long-term benefits of data sharing

Originally posted on THE GFAR BLOG:
Many conversations about open data for agriculture and nutrition promote the win-win scenario of improved livelihoods for farmers, as well as more nutritious, environmentally conscious food. However, examples of open data benefiting farmers often only…

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One-size-fits-all ‘livestock less’ measures will not serve some one billion smallholder livestock farmers and herders

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Smallholder dairying in Kenya (photo credit: Accelerated Value Chain Development/Sophie Mbugua). ‘Once again, the debate on sustainable diets and in particular on (not) eating animal-derived products is resurfacing in the media, as illustrated most recently…

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Women are the (invisible) guardians of livestock diversity–New FAO study

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Ethiopian woman churning butter the traditional way (photo credit: ILRI/Apollo Habtamu). A new study by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations argues that to succeed, livestock breed conservation efforts must empower women.…

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