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Urban farming and container gardening against hunger (Africa54 / FAO)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Read at : Africa54 (see my Blogroll) FAO Newsroom http://www.fao.org/newsroom/en/news/2007/1000484/index.html  Urban farming against hunger Safe, fresh food for city dwellers ? 1 February 2007, Rome – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization has opened a…

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Tree lucerne (Cytisus proliferus) is a key supplementary feed for ruminant animals particularly in dry seasons

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
? Photo credit: Google Cytisus proliferus Tree lucerne a promising animal feed option for Ethiopia farmers by SIMRET YASABU In some Africa RISING sites, tree lucerne is a key supplementary feed for ruminant animals particularly in dry…

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Agricultural water productivity for sustainable development

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
? Photo credit: IWMI Sprinkler irrigation used in Eastern Highlands on the Mozambique border to irrigate farms. Photo: David Brazier / IWMI The “biography” of a bold idea Adoption of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals…

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Latest Brussels Briefing 47: “Regional Trade in Africa: Drivers, Trends and Opportunities”

Originally posted on Brussels Development Briefings:
The Brussels Development Briefing n.47 on the subject of “Regional Trade in Africa: Drivers, Trends and Opportunities” took place on 3rd February 2017 in Brussels at the ACP Secretariat (Avenue Georges Henri 451, 1200 Brussels) from 09:00 to…

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Livestock feeds and forages – highlights from ILRI’s corporate report 2015–2016

Originally posted on ILRI news:
The highly nutritious Brachiaria grass (situated in the centre of the photo) thrives all year round, providing a constant supply of animal feed. Ethiopia (photo credit: ILRI/Apollo Habtamu) The experience of the International Livestock Research…

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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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