Category Archives: Poverty, Hunger, Malnutrition

The rise of Community Supported Agriculture in China

Originally posted on Rural Sociology Wageningen University:
Image from Cultivate https://www.facebook.com/collectivecultivate/ On April 16th, Shi Yan, pioneer of the Community Supported Agriculture movement in China will visit Wageningen after participating in FAO’s International Symposium on Agroecology. During the day she will…

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Empowering ruminant livestock enterprises in Mali—A Feed the Future-ILRI project

Originally posted on ILRI news:
A woman milks one of her goats in Mali (photo credit: ILRI/Valentin Bognan Koné). The Feed the Future Mali Livestock Technology Scaling Program is a three-year initiative (2016–2019) promoting inclusive growth of all actors adding value to…

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Livestock research addresses issues underlying the pastoral crisis in the Horn of Africa

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Things Fall Apart Things have quickly fallen apart in this particular drought in the Horn’s vast drylands because of a toxic mix of underlying factors. Land Use Among the things not being redressed are land-use…

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Mobile pastoralism—A 10,000-year-old practice still robust, if threatened, in the Mediterranean today

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
A Spanish shepherd and his flock (photo via Flickr/Jeromy Johnson). From the Mediterranean Consortium for Nature and Culture ‘Mobile pastoralism is the movement of people and livestock through the landscape in search of water and pasture,…

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Cleaning up assessments of livestock-environment systems in developing countries with CLEANED

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Dairy cow in Tanga, Tanzania (photo credit: ILRI/Paul Karaimu). As a vegetarian, my occupation as a livestock scientist might come as an odd choice. But here’s the thing: Livestock science isn’t about promoting meat eating;…

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Beef cattle grazing on American rangelands—not feedlots—could be net carbon sink

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Beef cattle on pasture in the USA (photo credit: BEEF magazine). A new research paper by Michigan State University scientists analyses the impacts of soil carbon sequestration on life cycle greenhouse gas emissions in Midwestern…

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Animal health and welfare, two cornerstones of sustainable, responsible and effective food production

Originally posted on ILRI news:
Monique Eliot, director general of the OIE, leads a high-level panel discussion at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture, in Berlin, 19 Jan 2018 (photo credit: BMEL/Inga Kjer/photothek). Improved animal health and welfare standards…

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