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Here are the Top 5 tech Innovations in Agriculture

Here are the Top 5 tech Innovations in Agriculture | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Here are the Top 5 tech Innovations in Agriculture

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Gary Kaddatz's curator insight, June 21, 7:27 AM
Here are a few insights into how technology can impact on the agriculture arena.
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Closing the gap between men and women in agriculture

http://www.fao.org/sofa/gender "The world cannot eliminate hunger without closing the gap between men and women in agriculture. With equal access to productive resources and services, such as land, water and credit, women farmers can produce 20 to 30 percent more food, enough to lift 150 million people out of hunger."


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A great resource to show geography students! 
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A reason why we need to review all the women that are incarcerated in our society.  The society is loosing so much.
Pascal Corbé's curator insight, May 26, 8:53 AM
While closing the gender gap is both righteous as economically advantageous, I find the claim that the world could not be fed without it totally unfounded and not true. Even the worst dictator could just redistribute the produce currently wasted and the issue would be solved with gender issues left touched. The intention of this message is great but I think from a communications point of view these kinds of exaggerated messages undermine the basis of campaigns and ultimately wear off the attention of your target groups.
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Tanzania: Dar Gets Sh40 Billion Grant for Water

The government of Tanzania and the Kingdom of Belgium signed a 40bn/- bilateral development cooperation grant agreement for water and agriculture projects.

"The water supply and sanitation projects are in line with the country's development agenda which seeks improving the socio-economic well-being of Tanzanians," he said shortly after the signing of the agreement and exchange of letters.

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Growing reliance on fewer crops will increase risk of drought and disease

Growing reliance on fewer crops will increase risk of drought and disease | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Results of 50-year study suggest changing food patterns will lead to rise in obesity and global food insecurity
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L’expertise du Cirad au service de l’agriculture familiale

L’expertise du Cirad au service de l’agriculture familiale | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
L’expertise du Cirad au service de l’agriculture familiale : Aujourd’hui dans le monde, les agricultures familiales produisent plus de 70 % de la production alimentaire sur plus de 500 millions d’exploitations. Retrouvez au cours du dossier Agriculture familiale, des éléments de contexte, ce que fait le Cirad ainsi que de nombreuses ressources pour approfondir votre connaissance sur ce sujet : publications scientifiques, ouvrages, actualités, etc.
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10 reasons why 2014 is the year for family farming

10 reasons why 2014 is the year for family farming | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Family farming is a central piece of the agenda for African transformation.
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Maroc: La Belgique cherche à consolider son positionnement

Maroc: La Belgique cherche à consolider son positionnement | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Coopération internationale La Belgique cherche à consolider son positionnement

 

80 millions d’euros de budget destinés à plusieurs secteurs au Maroc: Agriculture, assainissement liquide et formation au centre des préoccupations-

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Agriculture and Food Security a priority for Belgium Government in Tanzania

Agriculture and Food Security a priority for Belgium Government in Tanzania | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
A majority of the population in Tanzania is engaged in agriculture.

Therefore, addressing the many challenges faced by the players in the sector is one of the most effective ways to support the country to achieve its development goals.  In this regard, the Belgium government through its Embassy in Tanzania has identified Agriculture and Food Security as one of its priority area to invest in and contribute towards the country’s development efforts.

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Les agricultures familiales, thème majeur pour l’Onu et le Cirad en 2014

Les agricultures familiales, thème majeur pour l’Onu et le Cirad en 2014 | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Les agricultures familiales, thème majeur pour l’Onu et le Cirad en 2014 : L’organisation des Nations-unies a dédié l’année 2014 à l’agriculture familiale.
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En ligne : le site du Cirad en Afrique centrale - CIRAD

En ligne : le site du Cirad en Afrique centrale - CIRAD | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
En ligne : le site du Cirad en Afrique centrale : En Afrique centrale, le Cirad est présent des zones de savane au Nord jusqu’à l’immense bassin des forêts du Congo au Sud. Les projets qu'il mène dans cette région portent sur la gestion durable des ressources naturelles et sur l’amélioration des agro-écosystèmes cultivés. Retrouvez tous les détails des activités du Cirad en Afrique centrale sur le nouveau site web afrique-centrale.cirad.fr.
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Impact Agriculture

BTC in the agricultural sector. IMPACT is a magazine that is published twice a year. It puts the spotlights on the results of our interventions in a specific sector.
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The @gricultural revolution

We increasingly hear about innovation taking place in Africa and other countries in the South. ICTs appears to be in the driving seat. Do these testimonies reflect localised initiatives or are there any significant trends at national and continental level? Are we at the edge of a second agricultural revolution? Let's see what the numbers are telling us ....
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Closing the gap between men and women in agriculture

http://www.fao.org/sofa/gender "The world cannot eliminate hunger without closing the gap between men and women in agriculture. With equal access to productive resources and services, such as land, water and credit, women farmers can produce 20 to 30 percent more food, enough to lift 150 million people out of hunger."


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Rebecca Geevarghese's curator insight, May 11, 1:35 AM
A great resource to show geography students! 
Linda White's curator insight, May 13, 10:40 PM
A reason why we need to review all the women that are incarcerated in our society.  The society is loosing so much.
Pascal Corbé's curator insight, May 26, 8:53 AM
While closing the gender gap is both righteous as economically advantageous, I find the claim that the world could not be fed without it totally unfounded and not true. Even the worst dictator could just redistribute the produce currently wasted and the issue would be solved with gender issues left touched. The intention of this message is great but I think from a communications point of view these kinds of exaggerated messages undermine the basis of campaigns and ultimately wear off the attention of your target groups.
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Good practices in small-scale irrigation in the Sahel

Good practices in small-scale irrigation in the Sahel | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

The new handbook is full of successful planning approaches, implementation of infrastructure and agronomic practices to be used for investments and successful approaches to conservation, processing and marketing.

“Good Practices in Small-scale Irrigation in the Sahel – Experiences from Mali” summarizes 44 good practices that have been made available by a dozen institutions and their programmes in Mali, including the Ministry of Rural Development, Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation, IFAD, Canadian Cooperation, Afrique Verte, BORNEfonden and programmes funded by GIZ and KfW.

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O. De Schutter: "La faim est une question plus politique que technique"

O. De Schutter: "La faim est une question plus politique que technique" | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
La lutte contre la faim dans le monde doit passer par l’aide aux petits agriculteurs, par une répartition plus équitable des revenus, par un meilleur respect des écosystèmes et par une consommation plus durable, explique à la RTBF Olivier De Schutter, le rapporteur spécial des Nations Unies sur le droit à l’alimentation.
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Agroecology: The Alternative of the Future?

Agroecology: The Alternative of the Future? | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Have you heard of agroecology? This is a holistic agricultural production system that is similar to organic methods, but yet not exactly the same. The Christensen Fund has made a great infographic ...
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South Africa enters the International Year of Family Farming on a high policy note. Or is it mere electioneering? | BTC blog from Evert Waterloos

South Africa enters the International Year of Family Farming on a high policy note. Or is it mere electioneering? | BTC blog from Evert Waterloos | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

The Belgian Development Cooperation supports the South African Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) through the project Participatory Settlement and Development Support to Land Reform Beneficiaries (SAF0601511-PSDS 2011-2015). The emphasis in PSDS lies on piloting better practices of integrated rural development planning and implementation, especially between the provincial and municipal level. Concurrently, support is given to the refinement of and evidence-based feed-back to relevant policy frameworks.

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Christine Lagarde : A LA DECOUVERTE D’UN TRESOR A SAMANKO

Christine Lagarde : A LA DECOUVERTE D’UN TRESOR A SAMANKO | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
En visitant le périmètre maraîcher de la localité, la patronne du FMI a pu mesurer l’impact réel de cet aménagement sur l’amélioration de la vie de la population

Le périmètre maraîcher, d’une centaine d’hectares, aménagé et équipé dans le cadre du Projet d’appui au développement des activités maraîchères du périmètre de Samanko (PADAP) se veut un nouveau pôle de développement du maraîchage dans notre pays où l’agriculture est le moteur de la croissance. Ce n’est donc pas un hasard si la directrice générale du FMI, Mme Christine Lagarde, en visite dans notre capitale la semaine dernière s’est rendue dans ce périmètre. La visiteuse de marque était accompagnée par le ministre de l’Economie et des Finances, Mme Bouaré Fily Sissoko, et son collègue du Développement rural, le Dr Bokary Téréta.

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Insects helping to combat hunger

Insects helping to combat hunger | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

Agriculture in Africa could be big business by 2030 if farmers are given more support, according to the World Bank.

A number of projects are already underway across the continent to help farmers make the most of their land and some are already showing signs of success.

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In Tanzania, Farmers Reap the Benefits of Radio

In Tanzania, Farmers Reap the Benefits of Radio | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
On farms in sub-Saharan Africa, where Internet and cell phones are often scarce, an old-school wireless technology is a critical tool.

 

How do you share ideas – including potentially transformative ones – with people who do not have Internet access, are largely illiterate, and live far from paved roads?

Even in today’s hyper-connected world, most farmers in Tanzania – who make up 75 percent of the country’s population of  48 million – have limited interaction with people outside their communities. Ideas, by extension, are slow to travel. Many small-scale farmers use outdated farming techniques when planting and harvesting their land, based on knowledge passed on from their ancestors. They also run the risk of being cheated in the market, if they do not have frequently updated price information for crops. Too often, this means that small-scale farmers experience low crop yields and remain trapped in a vicious cycle of hunger and poverty.

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Sénégal : Des paysans font le procès de l’agriculture chimique

L’agro écologie est encore méconnue de beaucoup de Sénégalais. Pourtant de plus ne plus des paysans s’adonnent à cette méthode agricole.


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In Tanzania, Farmers Reap the Benefits of Radio

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On farms in sub-Saharan Africa, where Internet and cell phones are often scarce, an old-school wireless technology is a critical tool.
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Riz et rizicultures : innovations paysannes et dynamiques scientifiques - CIRAD

Riz et rizicultures : innovations paysannes et dynamiques scientifiques - CIRAD | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

Un numéro spécial des Cahiers Agricultures conçu dans le cadre du partenariat global de recherche scientifique sur le riz et la riziculture GRiSP dont le Cirad et l'IRD sont membres fondateurs.

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Donor Platform - Platform expands : New members and focal points

Donor Platform - Platform expands :  New members and focal points | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

 Recently joined Belgian Development Agency (BTC) will initially focus on gender equity and youth and private sector development thematic areas. Sofie van Waeyenberge, Coordinator Desk Agriculture/Rural Development is the organisation’s focal point.

 

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