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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
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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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Great Green Wall: News detail

Great Green Wall: News detail | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it
Regional Validation Workshop of the Capacity Development Strategy and Action Plan in support of the implementation of the Great Green Wall for the Sahara and the Sahel Initiative 
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International conference on managing quality in chains - Global Food Security

International conference on managing quality in chains - Global Food Security | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it
International conference on managing quality in chains, 2-5 September 2013, Cranfield University
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Bull taming, forbidden forests and genetic diversity

Bull taming, forbidden forests and genetic diversity | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it
Trained for jallikattu for long, Pulikulam cattle are fierce, resistant to diseases and suitable for ploughing

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Nicolas Antoine-M.'s curator insight, June 22, 2013 2:04 PM

Here is a good paper showing how the change of culture and laws affects AnGR and how civil society can act with the help of scientists... 

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Jatropha: it boomed, it busted, and now its back

Jatropha: it boomed, it busted, and now its back | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it
Whatever happened to jatropha? Is the wonder biofuel that crashed back on the up? And should we care? Last July, while visiting Liberia, I met a local man who said he was a “recruiter” of smallho...
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African Countries Come Up Short on Investment in Agriculture

African Countries Come Up Short on Investment in Agriculture | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it
Only seven of the 53 African Union countries who pledged to commit at least 10 percent of their national budgets to investment in agriculture in 2003 have reached that goal. Aid organizations say tha...
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Walk The Talk | Global Food for Thought

Walk The Talk | Global Food for Thought | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it

BLOG by Dr. Shenggen Fan director general of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

 

Although many notable commitments to agriculture and food and nutrition security have been made in recent years by various actors—including developing country governments, members of the international community, and other key stakeholders—progress in fulfilling these commitments remains mixed.  It will be essential for actors to “walk the talk” and move from rhetoric to action. Several important actions will be needed including:

 

--Investing in agricultural science and technology. These investments should include technologies for improved crop and livestock breeding; advanced biofuels derived from non-food feedstock; low carbon agriculture; resource-use efficiency which saves water and energy, as well as reductions in food losses and waste; and safe food systems. Technologies must be smallholder friendly and regionally applicable.

 

--Advancing a “nexus” approach in policy planning and implementation that takes into consideration the agriculture, nutrition, and health nexus and the food, water, and energy nexus. Sectoral synergies must be explored that promote win-win solutions while minimizing trade-offs at the same time. Environmental sustainability goals, for example, should not come at the expense of achieving food and nutrition security.

 

--Strengthening the capacities of developing countries through increased technical and financial support. These efforts should build the capabilities of national institutions to design, implement, monitor, and evaluate programs, initiatives, and policies. Experiences from Asian countries, like China and India, have shown that returns from these types of efforts are high.


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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
Moneyweb - Breaking news, independent analysis, latest JSE share prices, exchange rates and data on investment, finance and business in South Africa
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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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Blog | Solutions Journalism Network

Blog | Solutions Journalism Network | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it
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Project description: The world’s drylands comprise 41% of the earth’s surface and are home to 2.5 billion people – and the majority of the world’s poor.  Dry area’s fragile ecosystems are at great risk of drought, water depletion and natural resource degradation and desertification thereby putting vulnerable communities at significant risk of food insecurity and conflict over diminishing resources of land and water. This report in the Sahel region of Northern Nigeria will examine how holistic grassland management can be augmented with indigenous local knowledge and shared using mobile technology and its social, economic and cultural impact on local communities as a means to reduce conflict between pastoralists and small farmers.


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Sustainable agriculture

Sustainable agriculture | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it
Sustainable agriculture integrates three main goals: environmental stewardship, farm profitability, and prosperous farming communities. Sustainable agriculture refers to the ability of a farm to produce ...
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Could cows and sheep halt climate change and tackle rural poverty?

Could cows and sheep halt climate change and tackle rural poverty? | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it
Agriculture is destructive, but doesn't have to be. Livestock could help tackle climate change, desertification and rural poverty, writes Judith D Schwartz
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USDA ERS - Factors Affecting Food Production Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

USDA ERS - Factors Affecting Food Production Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it
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Sub-Saharan Africa is projected to remain the most food-insecure region over the next decade" Report USDA

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Agriculture Conference Focuses on Africa-Owned Science

Agriculture Conference Focuses on Africa-Owned Science | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it
Agriculture experts are gathered in Accra, Ghana for the 6th Africa Agriculture Science Week. The event is sponsored by the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa, FARA.

The theme of th...
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Africa has the highest number of youth in the whole world, and some of the most fertile soils – the two combined could be a force to promote agricultural development!

Africa has the highest number of youth in the whole world, and some of the most fertile soils – the two combined could be a force to promote agricultural development! | Agriculture, Climate & Food security | Scoop.it
Youth engaging youth in agriculture Africa has the youngest population in the world; over 200 million people are between ages 15 and 24 and the African Economic Outlooks expects this number to doub...
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