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The role of ICT in the UN Sustainable Development Goals > Close The Gap

The role of ICT in the UN Sustainable Development Goals > Close The Gap | Precision Agriculture | Scoop.it
RT @CloseTheGapInt: ICT accelerates #Sustainable #Development and helps us to achieve #SDGs https://t.co/phVw1UJSeg https://t.co/TVIxzZLnBp
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Most Urban Farmers Aren't Making a Living

Most Urban Farmers Aren't Making a Living | Precision Agriculture | Scoop.it
The strong social mission of most urban farms might not be enough for longterm viability, a study suggests.

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The future of agriculture: Turning manure and food waste into a valuable resource | AgriPulse

The result was a science-based, open-source and collaborative process to develop measurement and communication resources that help dairy farmers and companies identify opportunities for improvement and track progress across the entire value chain - from grass to glass.
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Insects in feed: What do consumers think?

Insects in feed: What do consumers think? | Precision Agriculture | Scoop.it
Over 70% of consumers would eat fish, chicken or pork from animals fed on a diet containing insect protein, earlier studies revealed. The EU funded project PROteINSECT is now asking EU consumers again if they are accepting animal products that ate insect protein.
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Yet Another Reason to Avoid GMOs | Natural Grocers

Yet Another Reason to Avoid GMOs | Natural Grocers | Precision Agriculture | Scoop.it

The industry assures us it’s safe, but new research has found that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s popular herbicide Roundup®, is more insidious to human health than previously thought.

 

Research published in the journal Entropy found that glyphosate interferes with several biochemical pathways in the human body, disrupting the healthy balance of gut bact


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Here's Why Pasture-Raised Turkeys Are So Expensive

Here's Why Pasture-Raised Turkeys Are So Expensive | Precision Agriculture | Scoop.it
And here's why you should buy them....

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ZipGrow towers vs. Soil Gardening

ZipGrow towers vs. Soil Gardening | Precision Agriculture | Scoop.it
The Whartons want a garden, but don't have much space in their backyard. Here are the results of their ZipGrow towers vs. Soil Gardening experiment.

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Conference Insects to feed the world

Conference Insects to feed the world | Precision Agriculture | Scoop.it
The conference “Insects to feed the world” organized by the FAO/WUR, that took place last May in The Netherlands was a milestone in the recognition of the professional insect industry. Feed industry leaders, insect breeders, universities, NGO’s and other stakeholders gathered for the first time, with a clear message: Insects for feed and food are viable solutions for the protein deficit problem.
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mNutrition – how mobile phones are improving nutrition

mNutrition – how mobile phones are improving nutrition | Precision Agriculture | Scoop.it
While many mothers in developing countries don’t have access to healthy foods, almost all of them have access to something else: a mobile phone
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Agric ministry launches hotline for farmers

Agric ministry launches hotline for farmers | Precision Agriculture | Scoop.it
GESS hot lines numbers are +234-081-421-087-80, +234-070-608-832-38, which can only be accessed Monday-Friday 8am-4pm.
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GESS hot lines numbers are +234-081-421-087-80, +234-070-608-832-38, which can only be accessed Monday-Friday 8am-4pm.

 
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agri4africa

agri4africa | Precision Agriculture | Scoop.it
Agricultural transformation is a priority for Africa. Across the continent, the significant information needs of farmers – accurate local weather forecasts, relevant advice on agricultural practices and input use, real time price information and market logistics – remain largely unmet. To the extent that rural regions are typically sparsely populated with limited infrastructure and dispersed markets, the use of innovative information and communication technologies (ICTs) overcome some of these information asymmetries and connect farmers to opportunities that weren't necessarily available to them earlier. Harnessing the rapid growth of digital technologies holds hope for transformative agricultural development.
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Hawaii based project leading to a 'paradigm shift’ in insect based feed production

Hawaii based project leading to a 'paradigm shift’ in insect based feed production | Precision Agriculture | Scoop.it
“Our reactors can generate more protein that an acre of soy. Moreover, our process does not use herbicides, or fertilizer, and also diverts food waste from landfills,” said Robert Olivier, CEO of Texas based bioconversion firm, Prota Culture, which is using insects to convert organic materials into a cheap source of feed in a bid to revitalize a dormant poultry sector in Hawaii.
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Aquaculture to Produce Majority of Global Food Fish Supply by 2030

Aquaculture to Produce Majority of Global Food Fish Supply by 2030 | Precision Agriculture | Scoop.it
GLOBAL - Aquaculture will provide close to two thirds of global food fish consumption by 2030 as catches from wild capture fisheries level off and demand from an emerging global middle class, especially in China, substantially increases.
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Learning to judge 4-H Livestock Judging Programs: How to Judge Sheep

Learning to judge 4-H Livestock Judging Programs: How to Judge Sheep | Precision Agriculture | Scoop.it
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Agricultural innovation - Planting the seeds for a sustainable future | AgriPulse

Agricultural innovation - Planting the seeds for a sustainable future | AgriPulse | Precision Agriculture | Scoop.it
Embracing innovation and making decisions based on sound science is the only way we can confront these challenges
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The Future of Agriculture: Turning Manure and Food Waste into a Valuable Resource | Chicago Council on Global Affairs

The Future of Agriculture: Turning Manure and Food Waste into a Valuable Resource | Chicago Council on Global Affairs | Precision Agriculture | Scoop.it
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GM agricultural technologies for Africa: A state of affairs | International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

GM agricultural technologies for Africa: A state of affairs | International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) | Precision Agriculture | Scoop.it
The adoption of agricultural biotechnology, and specifically genetically modified (GM) crops, by many African countries has been quite limited to date, however. To further inform the debate over agricultural biotechnology, this report collects current information on the status of biotechnology in Africa—with an emphasis on GM crops—and assesses the opportunities offered by and constraints on adoption.
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School garden yields more crops than imagined

School garden yields more crops than imagined | Precision Agriculture | Scoop.it
At Walter Bracken STEAM Academy, they still teach the three Rs: radishes, rhubarb and rutabagas.

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Who Gets To Decide What Is "Organic"?

Who Gets To Decide What Is "Organic"? | Precision Agriculture | Scoop.it
What “organics” is, how it should be defined, and how it should be regulated is a hot topic right now from Brussels to Berlin. The reason? The European Commission has proposed a new legislative framework, and was met with broad opposition from organic farmers, politicians, and industry reps.
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Insect meal has potential as a future animal feed, FAO study finds

Insect meal has potential as a future animal feed, FAO study finds | Precision Agriculture | Scoop.it
Livestock production is resource hungry: it occupies 75 percent of all agricultural land, including crop and pasture land, and consumes 8 percent of global human water use, mainly for the irrigation of feed crops.
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“Insects have many advantages over other feeds,” he added. “They grow and reproduce easily, have high feed conversion efficiency since they are cold blooded and can be reared on bio-waste. One kilo of insect biomass can be produced from around 2 kilos of waste.” - Studies

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Linking smallholder dairy farmers to modern value chains that respond to increasing urban demands in Africa

Linking smallholder dairy farmers to modern value chains that respond to increasing urban demands in Africa | Precision Agriculture | Scoop.it
The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). Its mission is to advance food and nutritional security, increase prosperity and encourage sound natural resource management in ACP countries. It provides access to information and knowledge, facilitates policy dialogue and strengthens the capacity of agricultural and rural development institutions and communities. CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is funded by the EU.
Le Centre technique de coopération agricole et rurale (CTA) est une institution internationale conjointe des Etats du Groupe ACP (Afrique, Caraïbes, Pacifique) et de l’Union européenne (UE). Il intervient dans les pays ACP pour améliorer la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle, accroître la prospérité dans les zones rurales et garantir une bonne gestion des ressources naturelles. Il facilite l’accès à l’information et aux connaissances, favorise l’élaboration des politiques agricoles dans la concertation et renforce les capacités des institutions et communautés concernées.
Le CTA opère dans le cadre de l’Accord de Cotonou et est financé par l’UE.
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Antioxidants Help Sheep Take the Heat

Antioxidants Help Sheep Take the Heat | Precision Agriculture | Scoop.it
Providing dietary antioxidants to sheep can improve the animals’ oxidative status and reduce the negative effects of heat stress.
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Linking Health Systems and nutrition | Transform Nutrition

Linking Health Systems and nutrition | Transform Nutrition | Precision Agriculture | Scoop.it
Whether it be distribution of prophylactic supplements or foods for mothers and children, treatment of severe or moderate acute malnutrition, or behavior-change communication on maternal nutrition and child feeding, nutrition interventions involve systems of social structures (institutions and organizations) and people (policy-makers, managers, providers, and beneficiaries) across various sectors (health, social welfare, child development/education, agriculture, water, sanitation and hygiene, etc.).  Similar to the public health sector, the provision of good nutrition for all also faces challenges of making effective interventions/services sustainable, equitable, and at-scale.
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2 Day Aquaponics Workshop + 1 Day Build Workshop

2 Day Aquaponics Workshop + 1 Day Build Workshop | Precision Agriculture | Scoop.it

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