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FAO and OECD call for responsible investment in agriculture

16 February 2018, Paris – The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) launched a pilot project in Paris today … Continue Reading FAO and OECD call for responsible investment in agriculture

The Humble Banana Transforms an Entire Community in Eastern Zimbabwe

By Doreen Hove, Adam Silagyi, Emma Siamena | USAID – Zimbabwe | Dec. 18 2017 Once these farmers learned to turn their banana crops into commercial enterprises, word spread to their neighbours … Continue Reading The Humble Banana Transforms an Entire Community in Eastern Zimbabwe

Indigenous communities, biodiversity in focus at Global Landscapes Forum

By Gabrielle Lipton | 20 December 2017 BONN, Germany (Landscapes News) — “We must act now,” said Robert Nasi, director general of the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), kicking off … Continue Reading Indigenous communities, biodiversity in focus at Global Landscapes Forum

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 … Continue Reading Moving closer to achieving climate-smart future for Southeast Asia

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

Biochar could clear the air in more ways than one

Health, economic benefits of capturing agricultural nitric oxide outlined in a study. Date: July 27, 2017, Source: Rice University Summary: Biochar could reduce local air pollution from agriculture by reducing emissions of nitric … Continue Reading Biochar could clear the air in more ways than one

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

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. … Continue Reading Fighting Hidden Hunger in Tanzania: Provitamin A Maize Platform is Launched

Sustainable agriculture for healthy forests

By Katelyn Roett / June 5, 2017 TEXCOCO, Mexico (CIMMYT) –  Farmers in Mexico’s ecologically-fragile Yucatán Peninsula are beginning to adopt innovative practices to manage traditional mixed-cropping systems called “milpas” that … Continue Reading Sustainable agriculture for healthy forests

Land degradation and migration: Will restoring the land keep people at home?

By Phemo Kgomotso, Regional Technical Specialist, Ecosystems and Biodiversity, UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa. Date: June 16, 2017 Would forced migration end, if people knew that they could survive and … Continue Reading Land degradation and migration: Will restoring the land keep people at home?

The disruption starts now: new big data program promises to shake up agriculture

By Neil Palmer | May 15, 2017 A new multimillion-dollar initiative plans to disrupt food production across the developing world, with the aim of making it more productive, efficient and … Continue Reading The disruption starts now: new big data program promises to shake up agriculture

Impact of Climate Change on Tea Production in Malawi – Review of a Workshop

CIAT Author: by Natalia Gutiérrez | Mar 28, 2017 Over the past few years, the Malawi tea industry has seen a decrease in production mainly because of erratic rainfall, which … Continue Reading Impact of Climate Change on Tea Production in Malawi – Review of a Workshop

Breakthroughs in agriculture for action on climate change

Achieving sustainable development with climate-smart agriculture The facts are startling. More than 2 billion people (CDC, 2015) worldwide suffer from micronutrient deficiency – 795 million (FAO, 2015) of whom are … Continue Reading Breakthroughs in agriculture for action on climate change

Talks seek agriculture-environment harmony in plant exchange

LOS BAÑOS, Laguna – Agriculture and environment representatives from nine Asian countries convened this week at the headquarters of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) to discuss mutually supportive implementation … Continue Reading Talks seek agriculture-environment harmony in plant exchange

Poisoned, Marginalised, Bankrupt and Dead

Written by: COLIN TODHUNTER It is becoming increasingly apparent that food and agriculture across the world is in crisis. Food is becoming denutrified, unhealthy and poisoned with chemicals and diets are … Continue Reading Poisoned, Marginalised, Bankrupt and Dead

Norman E. Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program (Borlaug LEAP)

Program Description The Norman E. Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program (Borlaug LEAP) is currently accepting applications from sub-Saharan African students conducting research on topics related to the US Government’s global … Continue Reading Norman E. Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program (Borlaug LEAP)

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