Monthly Archives: November 2014

Debating the ‘triple A’ initiative: Advancing African Agriculture

Originally posted on Brussels Development Briefings:
More than 100 participants gathered in Brussels on October 17 to discuss the EC communication on “Advancing African Agriculture.” Sir John Kaputin, Secretary General of the ACP Secretariat, and Lluis Riera, of DG Development,…

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Africa’s new generation of farmers. Resources for small farmers in Africa

Originally posted on Foundation for Young Farmers:
Image from: http://www.farmafrica.org/images/where-we-work/Kenya/yesa-wide-landscape.jpg It is no secret that Africa is known to be a vast portal for the production of endless treasures. These natural resources include diamonds, gold, oil, iron, copper, silver, petroleum,…

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Are you looking for nutrition-smart food systems ? (Willem Van Cotthem)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
What are the nutrition-smart food systems we are looking for ? By Dr. Willem Van Cotthem (University of Ghent, Belgium) Today, I have been reading with great interest the article on “Why Our Food Systems Need to…

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Using Gamification to improve knowledge of Agriculture in Africa – Farm Defenders #ICT4Ag

Originally posted on Kalu Samuel's Blog:
In recent times gamification has been used to learn new skills, however I always thought improving knowledge of Agriculture in Africa using gamification is not possible until I played the Farm Defenders game.…

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South Africa: Five Diseases, One #Vaccine – a Boost for Emerging #Livestock Farmers in Sub-Saharan #Africa

Our vaccines will have the potential to control six important African livestock diseases. But, in order for them to be effectively used by emerging rural farmers, education in livestock care and vaccine use is critical and has been initiated. Ultimately … Continue reading

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It is rather easy to offer to all the families fresh food (Willem Van Cotthem)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
VIDEO FAMILY GARDENS IN ALGERIA – Part 1  http://youtu.be/ZEuXXTVB9-4 The project “Family gardens in the Saharawis refugees camps of Tindouf, S.W. Algeria” has been very successful (2005-2007).  Today, the refugees continue the construction of new gardens…

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Using forage germplasm to improve livestock feeds and rural livelihoods: An impact narrative

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Feed is often cited as a major constraint to livestock intensification in developing countries. In addressing this constraint through the breeding of more productive forage varieties, scientists’ starting point is the diversity of forage species…

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