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Changes in Climate Trends Impacting Livelihoods and Food Security in Sahel and West Africa

Changes in Climate Trends Impacting Livelihoods and Food Security in Sahel and West Africa | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it
UNEP study found impacts of climate change on availability of natural resources, changing migration pattern in Sahel and West Africa (Changes in #Climate Trends Impacting Livelihoods and Food Security in Sahel and West Africa

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Changes in Climate Trends Impacting Livelihoods & Food Security in the Sahel and West Africa (Page 1 of 2)

Changes in Climate Trends Impacting Livelihoods & Food Security in the Sahel and West Africa (Page 1 of 2) | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it

Joint study calls for major investments in climate change adaptation to reduce the risk of conflict and forced migration


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Great Green Wall to stop Sahel desertification

Great Green Wall to stop Sahel desertification | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it
Julio Godoy: The wall envisioned by 11 African countries on the southern border of the Sahara, and their international partners, is aimed at limiting the desertification of the Sahel zone (Great Green Wall to stop Sahel desertification http://t.co/QUTvafAT...

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DuPont Food Security

DuPont Food Security | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it
Food security means local solutions to a global challenge. Every part of the world is unique. Our food security solutions should be just as unique.
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"Food security means local solutions to a global challenge. Every part of the world is unique. Our food security solutions should be just as unique."..
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How Can We Create Business Opportunities in the Fight Against Malnutrition?

How Can We Create Business Opportunities in the Fight Against Malnutrition? | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it
Blog: 3 Lessons Food Companies Can Learn From Social Entrepreneurs
Blog: Nutrients for All - Agency Through Community
Blog: Nutrients for All - Empowerment…
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...“A possible low-cost model would be using a broadcast platform/console. Such a  console could send out regular voice broadcasts, say once per week or as needed. People receiving the service could record questions, and peers & experts would be able to leave a voice message in response. The regular voice-based broadcasts could then incorporate the questions to make the content for the broader population more time- and demand-relevant (regular survey of a subset of the population could be conducted as well).” – Hee Kwon Seo

 
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Nigeria Attracts Agricultural Investments | Growth Green Agriculture | Growth Green Agriculture (GG Agriculture)

Nigeria Attracts Agricultural Investments | Growth Green Agriculture | Growth Green Agriculture (GG Agriculture) | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it
The Nigerian agriculture sector attracted over $8 billion worth of investments in the last 12 months | Growth Green Agriculture
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Let them eat carbines | Global Food Security blog

Let them eat carbines | Global Food Security blog | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it

Food scarcity remains a fundamental cause of violent outbreaks across the world. Bryce Evans investigates the issue.


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TED2013 Selects Allan Savory | savoryinstitute.com

TED2013 Selects Allan Savory | savoryinstitute.com | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it
» TED2013 Selects Allan Savory | Healing the Grasslands, Rangelands and Savannas of the World.
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...We at Savory Institute are very proud to announce that Savory Institute Founder and President Allan Savory has been chosen to present at the TED2013 global conference “The Young. The Wise. The Undiscovered “ in Long Beach, California Feb 26-March 1, 2013....

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Allan Savory: “Agriculture is More Destructive than Coal Mining” | Big Picture Agriculture

Allan Savory: “Agriculture is More Destructive than Coal Mining” | Big Picture Agriculture | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it
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Why Africa Can Feed Itself—and Help Feed the World Too - IEEE Spectrum

Why Africa Can Feed Itself—and Help Feed the World Too - IEEE Spectrum | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it
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Agriculture Is The Future Of Nigeria

Agriculture Is The Future Of Nigeria | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it
Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series by the Financial Times’ This Is Africa publication on realizing Africa’s agricultural potential, in partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation. The Skoll World Forum is a proud media partner for the...
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Can 'value chains' and 'innovation platforms' boost African agriculture? 11 reasons to be sceptical

Can 'value chains' and 'innovation platforms' boost African agriculture? 11 reasons to be sceptical | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it
This post was co-written by Toni Darbas and Jim Sumberg. Toni Darbas is a social scientist at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia.
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Draft report on sustainable agriculture and food systems available for public comment

Draft report on sustainable agriculture and food systems available for public comment | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it
The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), a global initiative for the United Nations, is looking for feedback on their draft report 'Solutions for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Syste...
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Food security linked to peace in the Sahel – FAO Director-General / Famine in the region averted but more efforts needed

Food security linked to peace in the Sahel – FAO Director-General / Famine in the region averted but more efforts needed | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it
    Food security linked to peace in the Sahel – FAO Director-General / Famine in the region averted but more efforts needed   ROME, Italy, December 7, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today...

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UN officials stress link between food security and peace in Sahel

UN officials stress link between food security and peace in Sahel | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it

This article is about the Sahel, but it has relevance for other regions.

 

"There is a clear linkage between hunger and conflict; food security and peace in Africa...Investing in food security in the Sahel is also an investment in a peaceful and more stable future” [Graziano da Silva, Director General, FAO].  The western part of the Sahel region, which stretches from the Atlantic Ocean to the Red Sea, and includes Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, and parts of Sudan, Cameroon and Nigeria, is currently facing a swathe of problems, which are not only political but also involve security, humanitarian resilience and human rights.

 

In addition to political instability in Mali, the region suffers from extreme poverty, with human development levels among the lowest in the world, porous borders that present significant security challenges, as well as human rights problems. Added to that is the humanitarian crisis affecting the region this year, in which over 18 million people are estimated to be at risk of food insecurity and over one million children risk severe acute malnutrition.

 

“It is essential to step up support and also combine short-term humanitarian responses with longer-term development actions...We need to make livelihoods more resilient. And we need to ensure that our interventions in different areas – food security and nutrition, agriculture, health, education and security – are as integrated as possible.”


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earthrise - The Great Green Wall

The Sahara is creeping into the verdant southern Africa. To counter desertification, the Community of Sahel-Saharan States has launched the Great Green Wall,...

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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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To strengthen Africa's green revolution, look to the skies

To strengthen Africa's green revolution, look to the skies | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it
A continent-wide network of weather stations to gather and provide data could transform agriculture and boost harvests
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"Effective policy-making relies on availability of high quality data and nowhere is that more true than inAfrica, where a 'green revolution' has been spoken about, waited for, but not been realised for decades." The Guardian

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UN Releases Annual Outlook for Food and Agriculture | GG Agriculture | Growth Green Agriculture (GG Agriculture)

UN Releases Annual Outlook for Food and Agriculture | GG Agriculture | Growth Green Agriculture (GG Agriculture) | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it
UN Releases Annual Outlook for Food and Agriculture | GG Agriculture
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Making the food and farming industry more competitive while protecting the environment - Policies - GOV.UK

Making the food and farming industry more competitive while protecting the environment - Policies - GOV.UK | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it
How the government is responding to the growing population's demand for food, while minimising the impacts of farming and food production on the environment.
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Evidence Supporting Holistic Management | savoryinstitute.com

Evidence Supporting Holistic Management | savoryinstitute.com | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it
» Evidence Supporting Holistic Management | Healing the Grasslands, Rangelands and Savannas of the World.
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Moringa Biodiesel and Food Security on Environmental Expert

Moringa Biodiesel and Food Security on Environmental Expert | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it
August 10, 2013 -- Globally, about 870 million people do not have enough to eat, and more than two billion suffer from micronutrient deficiency, according to ...
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Big food security gains for Sub Saharan Africa countries in 2013 - South Africa | Moneyweb

Big food security gains for Sub Saharan Africa countries in 2013 - South Africa | Moneyweb | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it
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 Sub-Saharan African nations made progress this past year, with the top three most improved sub-Saharan countries rising an average of eight places in the index. The three most improved countries — Ethiopia, Botswana, and Niger — improved their ranks largely owing to greater food availability and income growth particularly important drivers.

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Food security law's WTO complication

Food security law's WTO complication | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it
Cheaper subsidy plan could soon breach global trade rules; India and others in G-33 bloc hope for break on this at Bali meet
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Food security in sub-Saharan Africa improves

Food security in sub-Saharan Africa improves | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it
Du Pont global food security index shows availability of food improving in 2013, with rising incomes making affordability less of an issue
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