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It’s possible to achieve accelerated rates of yield gain, but more research and development are required.

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
? To satisfy the enormous increase in demand for food in sub-Saharan Africa until 2050, cereal yields must increase to 80 percent of their potential. This calls for a drastic trend break. Graphic courtesy of Wageningen…

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Drought-tolerant crops can end Africa’s food insecurity (Google / New Vision)

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Read at : Google Alert – drought http://www.newvision.co.ug/D/8/459/699460 Drought-tolerant crops can end Africa’s food insecurity By Dr. Daniel Mataruka A crisis is looming over the small-scale farms of Africa. Experts agree that climate change is manifesting…

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6 Steps to succeed in Agribusiness as a #Youth…my experience! #IYD2016

Originally posted on Kalu Samuel's Blog:
Well its 12th August, 2016 and today been the International youth day, i decided to reflect on the Nigerian Youth and their get rich quick farming mentality. Everyone wants to become a cucumber…

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

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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)

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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

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? 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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