Category Archives: Poverty, Hunger, Malnutrition

Question Asked~ What is the Concept of Small-Scaled Livestock Production Syetems?

Originally posted on SUSTAINABLE FARMING FOR FOOD AND HEALTH:
A question was asked in the context cited above by a Sudanese colleague. This question was raised in the DAD-Net discussion group. Here the question is provided in the ensuing lines.…

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Camel is a real nature based solution for food security in in the arid regions of the world

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Critical pillars necessary for sustainable investment in Agriculture and Agri-business identified!

The five critical pillars has been identified and proposed by #afdb as the new approach to investing in agriculture and agri-business. These are; 1. Scaling up of proven climate-adapted, science-based production and other technologies; 2. Creating an enabling environment for … Continue reading

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Transforming the food system? Let’s talk finance.

Originally posted on THE GFAR BLOG:
Blog post by Glindys Virginia Luciano, Network Engagement Coordinator, Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD) & Genna Tesdall, YPARD Director In the last several years, dialogue around safe and nutritious food has evolved from…

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New series #RiseofAgriculture tells the stories behind Trinidad and Tobago’s agriculture sector

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By Deston Pope and Keron Bascombe, Tech4Agri Deston Pope shoots footage on location for a site visit to a farm in Tabaquite, South Trinidad. “In today’s world, the words ‘vaccine’ and ‘economy’ including the…

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Reeling in economic opportunities for Africa’s youth

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By Indika Arulingam, Research Officer, International Water Management Institute and Shakuntala Thilsted, Global Lead for Nutrition and Public Health, WorldFish Tilapia fingerlings being bought at aquaculture ponds in Kitwe, Zambia. Credit: D.Huso/WorldFish Governments knew…

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Camel milk lactoferrin against bacterial infections

Originally posted on SUSTAINABLE FARMING FOR FOOD AND HEALTH:
Prof. Dr.?Taherah Mohammadabadi, an Iranian experienced scientist has done many experiments on camel milk quality and its properties. In the following paragraphs, she explained how camel milk lactoferrin as a nutraceutical…

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Fermented Camel Milk (Shubat)

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Shubat is centuries old and the firsthand fermentation method of Central Asian nomads to preserve and enrich the milk, especially the camel milk. The camel milk Shubat is safe and usable…

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Camel milk- A Natural Compound against the Liver Diseases

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Prof. Dr. Taherah Mohammadabadi Prof. Dr. Taherah Mohammadabadi from Iran as an experienced scientist has done many experiments on camel milk quality and its properties. She has written many articles on…

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ILRI research generates evidence for better prevention and control of zoonotic diseases

To mark this year’s World Zoonoses Day (6 July), we highlight ILRI’s research expertise, projects and recent peer-reviewed publications on zoonoses. ILRI research generates evidence for better prevention and control of zoonotic diseases

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New digital tools to support African farmers created at INSPIRE Hackathons

Originally posted on THE GFAR BLOG:
By Karel Charvat, WirelessInfo and Hana Kubickova, Plan4all Since 2016, the INSPIRE Hackathon organized by Plan4all has served as a collaborative event for developers, researchers, designers and others interested in open data, volunteered geographic…

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We Need to Produce Milk and Meat and other Products in Tune with Nature

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In connection with the camel stories from all over the world at the occasion of world camel day Here is the message of Ilse K. Rollefso from Rajasthan India. To know…

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Why do we need to Support Camels and their Herders?

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A camel story from India sent by a small scaled camel milk company Camels ‘the Ship of the Desert’ are a gift of nature, gifted to the drought-stricken people on the…

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Borno’s Journey in two years By Prof Babagana Umara Zulum mni, FNSE the Executive Governor of Borno State Nigeria.

Fellow citizens, It has been two years since we took the oath of office, following the overwhelming mandate you, the good people of Borno State, entrusted in us during the 2019 democratic transition. In these two years, we have together, … Continue reading

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Survey on Milk Preference. A preliminary Report

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Different people, societies, and age groups of people have different choices for different types of milk. Some like cow milk but the others like goat, ewe, cow or buffalo milk. I…

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Camel Milk and the Food Allergies

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Camel Milk is Allergy Free and Calming other Types of Food Allergies The lacks of β−lactoglobulin and different β-casein allergic proteins, the camel milk is the best choice for the children…

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Unique Benefits of Camel Milk

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Not only is camel milk a “super food” nutritionally, it is antiviral, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-autism 1  and has anti-carcinogenic effects; thus millions are turning to this unparalleled dairy product. Additionally, these…

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Camel milk and cardiovascular diseases

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How camel milk as a superfood is effective on cardiovascular diseases? Note: Camel milk is not a treatment Special probiotic bacteria of camel milk Prevent reabsorption of Cholesterol CaM interfere with…

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New review provides framework for studying food systems to address food safety and nutrition

A new review paper calls for improved food systems analysis to address food safety and nutrition in low- and middle-income countries. New review provides framework for studying food systems to address food safety and nutrition

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Experts call for increased investment in One Health to reduce the burden of neglected zoonoses

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One Health is a concept that recognizes that the health of people is linked to the health of animals and their shared environment. A One Health approach in preventing and controlling diseases therefore involves the collaborative…

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Experts review policy innovation to improve milk safety in informal markets

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A new research report (Oct 2020) by scientists from the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) reviews the status and policy contexts of informal milk markets in Kenya,…

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Thesis opportunities | Foodscapes in times of uncertainty

Originally posted on Rural Sociology Wageningen University:
The CSPS Foodscapes cluster is looking for BSc and MSc students interested in researching emerging foodscapes in times of uncertainty.?? Covid-19 has displayed many of the vulnerabilities and externalities of our current corporate…

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7 Points that Convince you of Consuming the Camel Milk

The awareness and sensitivity are increasing about the different food items among the people. The people are turning from junk to the real and natural food. The camel milk (CaM) is one of the important natural foods, enriched with super … Continue reading

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The Best Probiotic? Fruits and Vegetables. – The Atlantic

The Best Probiotics An apple contains about 100 million bacteria—a more diverse range than any dietary supplement. JAMES HAMBLIN AUG 7, 2019 CHARLES PLATIAU / REUTERS In April, researchers at Tufts University posed a nutrition riddle. They compared people who took vitamin … Continue reading

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Camel Milk Provides Healthier Gut Microbiome

Where our Immune System is Generated? A strong and healthy immune system is now more critical than ever because of ever-increasing infections in our surroundings. There are many reasons for the widespread infections, mostly because of climate change. So need … Continue reading

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Lessons on tackling the growing risk of emerging infectious diseases in Africa

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As part of a special COVID-19 series by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Bernard Bett and Delia Randolph of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and John McDermott of IFPRI write on the growing…

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Food Security and Nutrition: Building a global narrative towards 2030 (NEW REPORT)

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The latest report of the High Level Panel of Experts (HLPE) on Food Security and Nutrition has just been released. Key messages from the Report are: i. There is an urgent need for strengthening and…

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Why the Camel Milk is Anti-Infectious or Immunity Booster?

Originally posted on SUSTAINABLE FARMING FOR FOOD AND HEALTH:
Camel is very unique and special creature, blessed with very unique charecteristics. As the camel is unique and incredible, the same are the products of camel, especially the camel milk. Traditionally,…

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New study sheds light on early intensification of smallholder backyard poultry farming systems

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Poultry production is an important contributor to the livelihoods of rural populations, especially in low- and middle-income countries. As poultry production in these countries remains dominated by backyard systems with low inputs and low outputs, considerable…

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Camel Milk and Addition of New Products to the Dairy Industry

Camel milk, in particular, is a very unique and healthy product with especially anti-allergic and anti-diabetic effects. Several studies have shown that camel milk has some therapeutic potential in both type-1 and type-2 Diabetes mellitus. – Dr Raziq via Camel … Continue reading

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Camel Milk Protein Posses Bioactive Peptides

Originally posted on Natural Health with the Camel Milk:
A medicine for Oxidative Stress Releated Diseases Understanding about camel milk is increasing and the latest studies are coming with very appealing results. A study about the milk proteins (Casein and…

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Food safety: How can consumers make a difference?

A food safety project in Ethiopia is exploring how consumer demand can contribute towards improving food safety in the country’s informal markets. Food safety: How can consumers make a difference?

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Food safety: How can consumers make a difference?

A food safety project in Ethiopia is exploring how consumer demand can contribute towards improving food safety in the country’s informal markets. Food safety: How can consumers make a difference?

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Food safety: How can consumers make a difference?

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African food systems are dominated by informal markets, typically open-air markets found at designated sites and street corners, which often have poor hygiene and are subject to limited or poor regulation. Occasionally there are calls for…

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EU Farm to Fork Strategy: Collective response from food sovereignty scholars

Originally posted on Food Governance:
On 20 May 2020 the European Commission (EC) released its new Farm to Fork (F2F) Strategy for a fair, healthy and environmentally-friendly food system. As scholars committed to supporting sustainable food system transformation, we commend…

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EU Farm to Fork Strategy: Collective response from food sovereignty scholarsby foodgovernance

https://widgets.wp.com/likes/index.html?ver=20190321# Despite the fact that “F2F Strategy does not go far enough to ensuring diverse, sustainable and just food systems for all in the EU” According to Retallack (2013) “Emerging evidence indicates that holistic management, aligned with agroecological principles, has … Continue reading

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How planting a garden can boost bees, local food and resilience during the coronavirus crisis… #Covid19 #nutritionalsecurity

With the arrival of spring, many people have been starting to think about how COVID-19 will impact the affordability and availability of fruits and vegetables in coming months, as shortages of both honeybees and migrant workers threaten crop pollination and the food that comes … Continue reading

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EU Proposes 2030 Goal to Reduce Pesticide Use by 50% and Increase Arable Land in Organic Production by At Least 17%

(Beyond Pesticides, May 26, 2020) Across the pond, the European Commission (EC) has announced plans to protect biodiversity and build a more sustainable food system, and identified the reduction of pesticide use  and the expansion of organic agriculture as pillars of the scheme. … Continue reading

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#Covid19: Deaths and Infections by Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) will continue to be LOW in Africa by Prof Marte

Contrary to the projections of World Health Organization (WHO) and Western Countries, Africa will not be devastated by COVID-19. The testing levels in Africa are far below those in Europe and USA which may be responsible for the low incidences. … Continue reading

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The FG €995m Agric MECHANISATION Facility To Help Nigeria Attained Food Security And Diversify Economy

Reduction of #PostHarvestLoss and Farmer education should take center stage of any form of sustainable investment in Agriculture “This is meant to tackle the primary issues of post-harvest losses commonly suffered by smallholder farmers as well as to domesticate efficient … Continue reading

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The relevance of agroecology, territorial solidarity and the right to food for the EU Farm to Fork Strategy

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On 14 May, the Nyéléni Food Sovereignty Movement in Europe and Central Asia (ECA) sent a letter to the Executive vice president of the European Commission (EC), Franz Timmermans, who is leading the European Green…

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How unintended consequences unraveled a legendary agricultural achievement

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THE WASHINGTON POST – By Erin Blakemore – April 18, 2020 – https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/how-unintended-consequences-unraveled-a-legendary-agricultural-achievement/2020/04/17/b62f0f04-7ff0-11ea-8013-1b6da0e4a2b7_story.html In the 1960s and 1970s, a single farm scientist became a public hero, credited with ending famine in much of the developing world. Norman Borlaug’s…

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Comparisons of organic and conventional agriculture need improvement, say researchers

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Phys. Org. – MARCH 18, 2020 – by Chalmers University of Technology – https://phys.org/news/2020-03-comparisons-conventional-agriculture.html The environmental effects of agriculture and food are hotly debated. But the most widely used method of analysis often tends to overlook vital…

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Access to water and improved water use efficiency are essential to reduce the vulnerability of rural communities to climate shocks in West Africa

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Water scarcity is one of the major challenges of the 21st century and drylands are the most affected, including West Africa. By News Ghana – Nov 4, 2019https://www.newsghana.com.gh/access-to-water-and-improved-water-use-efficiency-are-essential-to-reduce-the-vulnerability-of-rural-communities-to-climate-shocks-in-west-africa/ Dirty Water West Africa and the Sahel region is…

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Levels and trends in child malnutrition

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Source: UNICEF, WHO, World Bank Group joint malnutrition estimates, 2019 edition. Note: *Eastern Asia excluding Japan; **Oceania excluding Australia and New Zealand; ***Northern America sub-regional average based on United States data. There is no estimate available…

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The three main forms of malnutrition: under-nutrition, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, and overweight and obesity (IRIN News)

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Read at : http://www.irinnews.org/report.aspx?reportid=93469 HEALTH: WHO malnutrition initiative GENEVA, 10 August 2011 (IRIN) – The World Health Organization has launched a web-based information system it hopes will help prevent millions of people from suffering various forms…

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Combating all forms of malnutrition (UN News)

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UN LAUNCHES WEB-BASED GUIDE TO HELP COMBAT ALL FORMS OF MALNUTRITION New York, Aug 10 2011  9:05AM The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today launched a web-based tool that gives governments and health-care providers access…

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Malnutrition: Tackling a major killer of under – 5s

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March 12, 2020  – ALI GARBA Ali – https://www.newtelegraphng.com/malnutrition-tackling-a-major-killer-of-under-5s/ Every year, about 20 million children under five years of age suffer severe acute malnutrition (SAM) and of these, about one million die annually in Africa. In…

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BOOK OUTLINES HOW AGRICULTURE CAN BE REVOLUTIONIZED, SUPPORTED BY NEW INTERNATIONAL BODIES

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ContactMike KringsKU News Service -Mon, 03/16/2020 – http://today.ku.edu/2020/03/04/book-outlines-how-agriculture-can-be-revolutionized-supported-new-international-bodies LAWRENCE —?Revolutionizing the way humans practice agriculture by implementing new practices supported by international bodies might sound like a radical idea. Yet it’s possible, according to a University…

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Shrinking Lake Chad could trigger humanitarian disaster (AfricaFiles / UN)

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Read at : AfricaFiles http://www.africafiles.org/article.asp?ID=22082 Lake Chad shrinking, could disappear Author: UN News Date Written: 15 October 2009 Primary Category: Ecology Document Origin: UN News Centre Secondary Category: Central Region Source URL: http://www.un.org Key Words: Chad,…

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‘Qatar taking steps to ensure food security’

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https://m.gulf-times.com/story/655801/Qatar-taking-steps-to-ensure-food-security QNA/ RomeThursday، 13 February 2020 01:30 AM Qatar is participating in the meetings of the 43rd session of the annual Governing Council of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), held under the theme “Investing…

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13 new books and reports about the future of food

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By Michael SvobodaTuesday, November 26, 2019https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2019/11/13-new-books-and-reports-about-the-future-of-food/ The Fate of Food: What We’ll Eat in a Bigger, Hotter, Smarter World, by Amanda Little (Penguin Random House 2019, 352 pages, $27.00) Kiss the Ground: How the Food You Eat…

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A New Approach to Building a Food Secure Future: Summary of Findings from the IPCC Report on Land

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REPORT by Emily Weeksfrom Government of the United States of AmericaPublished on 03 Jan 2020https://reliefweb.int/report/world/new-approach-building-food-secure-future-summary-findings-ipcc-report-land The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently released its new?Report on Climate Change and Land?and?Summary for Policy Makers. Prepared by over 100…

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Climate Change A Challenge To Food Security

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KNA January 28, 2020https://www.kenyanews.go.ke/climate-change-a-challenge-to-food-security/By  Joseph  Kamolo A climate outlook forum is underway in Mombasa to raise awareness about the use of climate services and to collectively address climate change adaptation and disaster risk management, in order to…

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How Climate Change contributes to insecurity in Nigeria, other African countries

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February 18, 2020 – https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/377470-how-climate-change-contributes-to-insecurity-in-nigeria-other-african-countries.html Cape Town — In this allAfrica explainer we delve into the relationship between climate change and conflict on the continent Levels of poverty, economic opportunities, and unemployment are key factors increasing…

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Nigeria, Niger, Chad move to rehabilitate Lake Chad basin

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Published September 15, 2019https://punchng.com/nigeria-niger-chad-move-to-rehabilitate-lake-chad-basin/ Nigeria, Niger and Chad are working on a joint trans-border agroecosystem project aimed at the restoration of livelihoods and rehabilitation of the Lake Chad Basin. Director-General, National Agency for the Great Green Wall,…

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UN reports rising numbers of hungry people worldwide

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Somali woman, Jul 2011 (via Flickr/IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation). 821 million people—one in nine people—are now hungry and over 150 million children are stunted, putting the ‘Zero Hunger’ SDG #2 at risk. ‘New evidence continues…

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Addressing Africa’s deteriorating food security should be Africa’s top priority—World Bank

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‘A key priority for Africa over the next decade should be to address a deteriorating food security situation that is compounded by the effects of climate change, declining agricultural productivity, and rapid population and urbanization…

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This is ‘Livestock Month’ on Agrilinks: USAID’s Andrew Bisson on sustainable livestock for sustainable development

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Andrew Bisson, livestock specialist for the Bureau for Food Security at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), introduces ‘Livestock Month’ by Agrilinks, USAID’s knowledge platform. ‘A warm welcome to the Agrilinks Livestock month!…

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On why the EAT-Lancet’s ‘Great Food Transformation’ will require a ‘Great Economic Transformation’—and more

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Illustration by Hiroko Yoshimoto. A new paper by scientists at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Tufts University analyses the costs of adopting the ‘universal reference diet’ recommended for both human and planetary…

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