The Man Who Fed the World: Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Norman Borlaug and His Battle to End World Hunger by Leon Hesser, book review by Bill Gates (RT @BillGates: Norman Borlaug is not very well known, but has saved more lives than we could possibly...
Nutrition experts and officials met at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) on the 19 and 20 January to share learning from their experiences building political commitment around national nutrition policies.
Participants included officials from eight countries, experts from cooperation agencies and researchers. The meeting was convened by IDS and the UK Department for International Development.
The event aimed to explore and analyse why some governments have made major progress on reducing child and maternal malnutrition, while in others efforts have been insufficient.
The Millennium Seed Bank Partnership-Botanic Gardens Conservation International Fieldwork Fund aims to tackle the continuing loss of plant species by enabling organisations to undertake fieldwork resulting in high quality seed collections.
China Completes Field Research Of Wild Herbs In SanjiangyuanBernamaIt is believed to be a natural gene bank of wild herbs that can be used as medicine against human diseases. However, Sanjiangyuan is ecologically vulnerable.
A strong national agricultural research system is necessary to increase and sustain food production. In Pakistan, national agricultural research system consists of the Federal Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC), as well as provincial research institutes and agricultural universities. PARC aims to conduct, support coordinate and promote agricultural research throughout Pakistan. PARC introduced National Coordinated Research Programmes (NCRP) in 1976 on various crops, such as wheat and sugar, to strengthen research capabilities. NCRPs were proven to be very effective at increasing productivity by releasing a significant number of high yielding crops and production technologies. Until the 1980s, PARC implemented 33 NCRPs on major commodities and disciplines in close collaboration with provincial institutions. But in 2009, due to lack of funding, all NCRPs were terminated.
There's more to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens than 45 acres of cultivated plants. As part of its mission to educate about plants, gardens and the environment, the BBG boasts the largest public horticultural library in the United States. Librarian Hope Long calls her territory “a hidden treasure.”