Monthly Archives: June 2016

Sustained investment in smallholder agriculture key to food security (UNNews / FAO / IDB / Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Brasil)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Read at : UNNews NEW AGREEMENTS WILL DELIVER FUNDS, EXPERTISE TO HELP UN COMBAT HUNGER New York, Nov 15 2009  4:05PM United Nations efforts to strengthen agriculture and enhance food security received a boost today, ahead…

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Longer-term efforts to boost food security in the Horn of Africa (UNNews)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
AID TO HORN OF AFRICA MUST BE LINKED TO BOOSTING LONG-TERM FOOD SECURITY – BAN New York, Jul 25 2011  1:05PM Emergency delivery of aid to people facing drought-related hunger in the Horn of Africa must…

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Successful examples of rural institutions

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
? Photo credit: FAO Members of this forest and farm producer organization in Guatemala are holding a meeting. Rural institutions can help rural communities strengthen their livelihoods and food security. Forest and farm producer organizations are…

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IN MY DESERTIFICATION LIBRARY : Book Nr. 05

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
? DRYLANDS, POVERTY AND DEVELOPMENT Posted by Prof. Dr. Willem Van Cotthem (Ghent University – Belgium) Having participated in all the meetings of the INCD (1992-1994) and all the meetings of the UNCCD-COP, the CST and the…

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Bill Gates launches chicken plan to help Africa poor

Originally posted on Camel, food security and climate change:
No doubt, rural chicken is playing pivotal in the socio-economic, socio-cultural and food security chapters of the rural and remote regions of the world. The chicken model for rural micro-development and…

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Food security under threat

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
A new science paper, published on Thursday, has warned that plans to fund programmes to boost small-scale agriculture in developing countries with billions of dollars are unlikely to succeed. This is due to increasing populations, changing…

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