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Africa’s indigenous land grabs—African middle-aged public-sector urbanites in rush to buy farmland

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Charles Murithi, Kenyan farmer (photo credit: BurnessGlobal/Jeff Haskins). For middle-class Tanzanians . . . a successful farmer trumps a successful academic. . . . [A] quiet, hard-to-track but momentous change [is happening] in Africa, which…

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EU, US and UN Call on the International Community to Scale Up Emergency Response in the Lake Chad

Originally posted on Database of Press Releases related to Africa – APO-Source:
At the end of a visit to the Lake Chad Basin countries of Cameroon, Chad and Niger, Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration of the…

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Jimmy Smith’s address to UK parliamentary group on the potential of livestock for development

Originally posted on ILRI news:
‘Animal agriculture is the Cinderella of the agricultural world’, Jimmy Smith tells the UK All-Party Parliamentary Group on Agriculture and Food for Development. Presentation to the UK All-Party Parliamentary Group on Agriculture and Food for…

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New approaches to agricultural productivity to alleviate poverty, malnutrition and hunger (AlertNet)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Read at : http://www.trust.org/alertnet/news/revamp-african-ag-policy-to-address-hunger-and-poverty-experts/ Revamp African ag policy to address hunger and poverty – experts Source: alertnet // Katie Murray By Katie Murray LONDON (AlertNet) – New approaches to agricultural productivity could help alleviate widespread poverty,…

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The Africa Union’s Malabo Declaration and climate change

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Photo credit: SciDevNet Copyright: Anna-Marie Ball/IFPRI ? African policy to end hunger silent on climate risk by Baraka Rateng’ Speed read The Africa Union’s Malabo Declaration aims to end hunger by 2025 A new report says it…

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Next Brussels Briefing 45: “Affordable smart farming solutions for Africa: the next driver for African agriculture”

Originally posted on Brussels Development Briefings:
The Brussels Development Briefing n.45 on the subject of “Affordable smart farming solutions for Africa: the next driver for African agriculture” will be  held in Brussels at 09:00-13:00 on 13th July 2016 at the Albert Borschette Congress Center,…

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#Farming Friday 48: So You Want To Be A Farmer?

Originally posted on Thought + Food:
Today was a perfect early summer day: gorgeous sunshine, with a breeze to lighten the warmth. The sort of day when, driving past a farm on a quiet road; or heaping up your baskets with…

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