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Nigeria: FG makes available N15 Billion cheap funds to farmers

Nigeria: FG makes available N15 Billion cheap funds to farmers | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it
The Federal Government has approved the grant of fifteen Billion Naira (N15 Billion) to the Bank of Agriculture (BOA), to be provided to farmers at single digit interest rate for the 2013 farming s...
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Cold comfort farms: "Nigeria’s agricultural policy is based on two principles: the government cannot displace the private sector; and farming should be treated as a business from seeds to storage. "

Cold comfort farms: "Nigeria’s agricultural policy is based on two principles: the government cannot displace the private sector; and farming should be treated as a business from seeds to storage.  " | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it
IF POTENTIAL were edible, Africa would have the best-fed people on earth. The vast continent has 60% of the world’s uncultivated arable land, most of it...
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allAfrica.com: Gambia: Towards Food Self-Sufficiency #foodsecurity #Africa @FmardNg @sahel_foods

allAfrica.com: Gambia: Towards Food Self-Sufficiency #foodsecurity #Africa @FmardNg @sahel_foods | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it
allAfrica: African news and information for a global audience
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Spore: Modernising agriculture through technology, @FmardNg @ICT4D @e-agriculture @PoweringAg

Spore: Modernising agriculture through technology, @FmardNg @ICT4D @e-agriculture @PoweringAg | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it

Rwanda has two policy priorities which can be drivers for growth: agricultural transformation and investment in information and communication technologies (ICTs). How do farmers and rural areas benefit from the investment in new ICTs? 

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Special Report on Agriculture: Realizing Africa's Potential #AR&D; Agric is the future of Nigeria http://skollworldforum.org/2013/08/08/agriculture-is-the-future-of-nigeria #Nigeria @FmardNg

Special Report on Agriculture: Realizing Africa's Potential #AR&D; Agric is the future of Nigeria http://skollworldforum.org/2013/08/08/agriculture-is-the-future-of-nigeria #Nigeria @FmardNg | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it
With unprecedented interest in African agriculture, business and governments are moving towards harnessing the continent’s vast potential. What will be the game-changing innovations for African agriculture?
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Major questions are " What will be the game-changing innovations for African agriculture?  How can financing for the sector be unlocked?" 

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#Biofuel crops: food security must come first #foodsecurity #crops

#Biofuel crops: food security must come first #foodsecurity #crops | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it
Ben Phalan: Even so-called 'good' biofuels need safeguards to ensure that they don't damage biodiversity or displace other crops
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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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Workshop on Food Security for Healthy Life held in Sikkim | iSikkim

Workshop on Food Security for Healthy Life held in Sikkim | iSikkim | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it
In an effort to comply with the National Nutrition Policy, a State level Workshop on “Food security for healthy life” on 7th September, 2013,
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With N6bn investment, agriculture waits for a rise @FmardNg @akin_adesina #Nigeria #Agriculturaltransformationagenga

With N6bn investment, agriculture waits for a rise @FmardNg @akin_adesina #Nigeria #Agriculturaltransformationagenga | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it
Some decades ago, the agricultural sector was the pivot on which the nation’s economy rotated, creating over 80 per cent jobs and revenue for the nation.
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Financing Agricultural Growth In Africa @FmardNg @Africa_matters @farmsafrica @africanfarming

Financing Agricultural Growth In Africa @FmardNg @Africa_matters @farmsafrica @africanfarming | 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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The Value Addition Imperative in Agriculture; Nigerian #ATA emphases Value chain approach @FmardNg @akin_adesina

The Value Addition Imperative in Agriculture;  Nigerian #ATA emphases Value chain approach @FmardNg @akin_adesina | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it
Local agricultural processing is vital as Africa’s food imports continue to rise – but not all commodities are well suited to domestic value addition.
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#Africa's Catalytic Agricultural #Innovations #AR&D @Africafarming @FmardNg @Africa_matters

#Africa's Catalytic Agricultural #Innovations  #AR&D @Africafarming @FmardNg @Africa_matters | 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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“The fact that we had this fundamental tool to help us in the breeding of water- and nutrient-efficient trees is a huge breakthrough for any commodity,” says Howard-Yana Shapiro, chief agricultural officer for Mars. “Our goal in the next generation is a yield of 1,500-2,000 kg per hectare, although the end target is much higher.”

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Borno to fight desertification with 20 million Gum Arabic & 500,000 Cashew Seedlings- Hon Commissioner for Environment

Borno to fight desertification with 20 million Gum Arabic & 500,000 Cashew Seedlings- Hon Commissioner for Environment | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it
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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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