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What’s in store for Asian smallholder farmers in the Big Data hype?

Exploring how Big Data’s potentials can be used to enhance Asian farmers’ climate resiliency.

Is digital agriculture the key to revolutionize future farming in Africa?

By Emebet Tita and Dawit Solomon (CCAFS)|Dec 8, 2017|Low Emissions Development Stakeholders discuss opportunities and challenges of digital agriculture in Africa. Digital technology has significantly transformed all sectors of economic development. It has changed our way of living to the extent that it is difficult to imagine life without it. In developed countries, digital technologies …

Moving closer to achieving climate-smart future for Southeast Asia

Written by Nguyen Thu Hang (Viet Nam News) on Dec 6, 2017 Fostering learning and sharing knowledge and experiences across Climate-Smart Villages and projects in Southeast Asia. Based on the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)’ Southeast Asia’s vision, by 2025, the Southeast Asian region has achieved a stable food supply, …

Agricultural scientists urge new global crop alliance to secure future food supply

EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) – At a time when weather patterns are becoming less predictable and population pressures on food supply are increasing, a group of crop scientists are laying the groundwork for an international crop network to systematically tackle threats to global food security. Research focused on specific crops achieves progressive genetic gains, but scientists …

Forests, people and data

By KATE EVANS PUBLISHED ON JUNE 30, 2017 Participatory monitoring for REDD+ put to the test Growing up in a village in Indonesia’s Central Java in the 1980s, Dian Ekowati went to the local Posyandu every month. At the community primary healthcare center, her height and weight were recorded and reported to the government by …

Fighting Hidden Hunger in Tanzania: Provitamin A Maize Platform is Launched

By Joyce Maru – Capacity Development & Communication Specialist (BNFB project – CIP) In Tanzania, Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) is considered a major public health problem requiring appropriate nutrition interventions. The overall magnitude of VAD in Tanzania is 33 percent (Global Nutrition Report; 2014), affecting mostly children in preschool and women of reproductive age.  VAD …

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