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Africa’s smallholder farmers are critical to food security

Africa’s smallholder farmers are critical to food security | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it
Africa could emerge as a global breadbasket provided an enabling agricultural environment is fostered, said Paul E. Schickler, president of DuPont Pioneer, one of the world's leading agricultural businesses.
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Could animals help solve the world’s ‘calorie’ as well as ‘hidden’ hunger?—ILRI’s Delia Grace on World Food Day

Could animals help solve the world’s ‘calorie’ as well as ‘hidden’ hunger?—ILRI’s Delia Grace on World Food Day | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it
The interview below, Could animal-sourced protein really solve the world’s hunger crisis?, of veterinary epidemiologist and food safety expert Delia Grace, of the International Livestock Research I…
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Can African food companies compete with foreign competition?

African Agri Investment Indaba in Cape Town, South Africa, which ran from 28 - 30 November, left visitors with searching questions of how African companies can compete with their foreign counterparts
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Delivering food security through international trade

Delivering food security through international trade | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it
“ When discussing global food security, the issues of access and availability commonly come up. As One Billion Hungry examines, we currently produce enough food to feed the world, although demand is…”
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Learning cases on innovation platforms for agricultural development

Learning cases on innovation platforms for agricultural development | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it
In recent years, the CGIAR Research Program on Integrated System for the Humid Tropics, or Humidtropics, supported various capacity development activities around innovation platforms. These included an 'Innovation Platforms Case Studies Competition' which led ultimately to a book, an academic article, online learning modules, and a series of learning case studies drawn from those described…
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Simulation of small ruminant system productivity in the humid tropics of southwestern Nigeria

Simulation of small ruminant system productivity in the humid tropics of southwestern Nigeria | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it
Evaluation of lifetime productivity of an individual animal in response to target interventions for improving the productivity of smallholder livestock systems in the humid tropics of West Africa is critical. It allows assessing longterm investment opportunities for farmers and options to minimize risk. To gain better understanding of the interventions for improvement of small ruminant…
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Almost a decade later: Going for Growth – Science, Technology and Innovation in Africa

Almost a decade later: Going for Growth – Science, Technology and Innovation in Africa | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it
  Photo credit : Google The T17 mine run by KML, a subsidiary of Glencore in Kolwezi. Between August, 2010 and February, 2011, more than 10 000 artisan miners were chased away from the sites where the company settled down. –http://app-cdn.acwupload.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/DRC_mining_Gwenn.jpg Originally published at: https://desertification.wordpress.com/2007/02/21/my-views-on-going-for-growth-science-technology-and-innovation-in-africa/ In 10 years time, it should have changed, but ……
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Edible Insects as an Integrated Component of Sustainable Food Systems | Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Edible Insects as an Integrated Component of Sustainable Food Systems | Chicago Council on Global Affairs | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it
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The Budongo Forest Landscape: Diets, Food Security and Nutrition

The Budongo Forest Landscape: Diets, Food Security and Nutrition | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it
Around the Budongo forest, expanding sugarcane production, the establishment of tree plantations and forest loss have altered the landscape. In this rural area where nearly all households have a ho...
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What Does Warsaw Mean for Agriculture?

What Does Warsaw Mean for Agriculture? | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it
Agriculture needs to take center stage when all national governments discuss climate change. The ever-increasing demand for food cannot be met by a shrinking capacity to produce food. The poorest people have the least amount of responsibility for climate change, yet already suffer the most from it. Negotiators need to devote their attention to the inextricable link between climate change and agriculture – not the opposite, which is what we are seeing now as climate negotiators focus narrowly on national interests and domestic politics.”
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Agriculture needs to take center stage when all national governments discuss climate change. The ever-increasing demand for food cannot be met by a shrinking capacity to produce food. The poorest people have the least amount of responsibility for climate change, yet already suffer the most from it. Negotiators need to devote their attention to the inextricable link between climate change and agriculture – not the opposite, which is what we are seeing now as climate negotiators focus narrowly on national interests and domestic politics.”

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Thirteen Reasons to Establish a Home Permaculture Food Garden - Open Permaculture - Permaculture Design Course

Thirteen Reasons to Establish a Home Permaculture Food Garden - Open Permaculture - Permaculture Design Course | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it
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FAO - News Article: Globally almost 870 million chronically undernourished - new hunger report

FAO - News Article: Globally almost 870 million chronically undernourished - new hunger report | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it
Africa was the only region where the number of hungry grew over the period, from 175 million to 239 million, with nearly 20 million added in the past four years. The prevalence of hunger, although reduced over the entire period, has risen slightly over the past three years, from 22.6 percent to 22.9 percent - with nearly one in four hungry. And in sub-Saharan Africa, the modest progress achieved in recent years up to 2007 was reversed, with hunger rising 2 percent per year since then.
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Africa was the only region where the number of hungry grew over the period, from 175 million to 239 million, with nearly 20 million added in the past four years. The prevalence of hunger, although reduced over the entire period, has risen slightly over the past three years, from 22.6 percent to 22.9 percent - with nearly one in four hungry. And in sub-Saharan Africa, the modest progress achieved in recent years up to 2007 was reversed, with hunger rising 2 percent per year since then. 

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Next Brussels Briefing: Global food systems, local impact: the role of agribusiness and development partnerships in advancing African agriculture

Next Brussels Briefing: Global food systems, local impact: the role of agribusiness and development partnerships in advancing African agriculture | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it
The next Brussels Development Briefing on “Global food systems, local impact: the role of agribusiness and development partnerships in advancing African agriculture” will take place Tuesday 25th No...
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"The transformation of the African agri-business sector is a key challenge to achieve food security and economic development. A differentiated approach to partnerships, based on the development of competitive local private sectors, is essential to boosting agricultural development in Africa." - Brussels briefings

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Planning for Equitable Urban and Regional Food Systems

Planning for Equitable Urban and Regional Food Systems | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it
A while ago I posted about a new special issue on “Planning for Equitable Urban and Regional Food Systems”  where I have a paper with Maria Vasile on Family Farmers and Local Food Gover…
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Planning for Equitable Urban and Regional Food Systems

Planning for Equitable Urban and Regional Food Systems | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it
There is a new Special Issue of the journal "Built Environment" on the topic of Planning for Equitable Urban and Regional Food Systems. The Special Issues starts from the question: How does and can planning and design enhance the freedom and wellbeing of marginalized actors in the food system – low-income residents, people of colour, small-holder…
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Delivering food security through international trade

Delivering food security through international trade | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it
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What Are the Spillovers from Participation in Agricultural Value Chains?

What Are the Spillovers from Participation in Agricultural Value Chains? | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it
A few months ago, I came across a reference to a review of the literature on contract farming by Otsuka et al. (2016) in a paper I was handling at Food Policy. Given how much work I have done on co…
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What is the role of food and agriculture in tackling antimicrobial resistance?…

What is the role of food and agriculture in tackling antimicrobial resistance?… | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it
What is the role of food and agriculture in tackling antimicrobial resistance? http://bit.ly/2co5fc2 #AMR - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations – Google+
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To reduce greenhouse gases from cows and sheep, we need to look at the big picture

To reduce greenhouse gases from cows and sheep, we need to look at the big picture | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it
Farming livestock contributes around 6 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere each year. While estimates vary, this could represent up to 18% of globa
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Food and the Transformation of Africa

African agriculture has long been a symbol of the continent's poverty. But that is starting to change. Thanks to digital technology, Africa’s leaders can today overcome the isolation of the continent’s smallholders and build a new food system suited to contemporary needs. 
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Is There Enough #Meat for Everyone? @FmardNg @gatespoverty @gateshealth @meatmarket @Globalmeatnews #Nigeria

Is There Enough #Meat for Everyone? @FmardNg @gatespoverty @gateshealth @meatmarket @Globalmeatnews #Nigeria | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it
Bill Gates reviews the book “Should We Eat Meat?” by his favorite author Vaclav Smil.
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Nigeria sets target for 2017 cassava production

Nigeria sets target for 2017 cassava production | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it
Akinwunmi Adeshina, Nigeria’s minister of agriculture, said, “In 2014, 38mn metric tonnes of cassava was produced in Nigeria. Our target for 2017 is to reduce the cost of production and this varies with locations within Nigeria. We want to reduce cost by giving out improved varieties to farmers, which we have been doing in the last three years.”
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What are the conditions for successful large-scale land interventions? - Agriculture and Ecosystems Blog

What are the conditions for successful large-scale land interventions? - Agriculture and Ecosystems Blog | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it
Large-scale land interventions are on the rise. Whether through restoration projects such as the new 20x20 initiative and the Bonn Challenge, or foreign direct investment in huge swaths of land, investors are seeing big opportunities in large land projects. Join our month-long discussion.
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Monkey malaria on the rise among humans in Malaysia

Monkey malaria on the rise among humans in Malaysia | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it
The disease is caused by a parasite called Plasmodium knowlesi, transmitted by mosquitoes which usually feed on monkeys’ blood.
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"Once only monkeys were suffering — now people are getting sick too. Monkey malaria, which is three times more severe than other forms of malaria, now accounts for two-thirds of human malaria cases in Malaysian Borneo, says Balbir Singh, director of the Malaria Research Centre at the University of Malaysia in Sarawak." - Scidev.net 

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PAEPARD: Unlocking Africa’s potential for Growth and Prosperity

PAEPARD: Unlocking Africa’s potential for Growth and Prosperity | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it
Dr. Bukar USMAN (D.V.M., M.V.S.c)'s insight:

"....Africa is not a poor continent, it just happens to have a lot of poor people. We must transition the poor into wealth and create economic ladders of opportunities. We must therefore, not only improve the private capital stocks for Africa; we must rapidly build Africa’s social capital stocks. We must work to improve Africa’s development outcomes, strengthen economic, social and political systems, and build an enduring Africa – prosperous, peaceful and stable" - Dr Adesina, Nigerian Agric Minister

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Dairy Camel ~ Transforming from Desert Ecosystem to Modern Farming

Dairy Camel ~ Transforming from Desert Ecosystem to Modern Farming | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it
The old world camels (Dromedary and Bactrian) are well adapted to the harsh (both cold extreme and hot extreme) and hostile (deserts with scarce water and feed availability) ecosystems of the north...
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