Monthly Archives: June 2013

Leadership Gap in Agriculture Makes Disaggregation Essential

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Investing in a commercial poultry enterprise

Originally posted on Foundation for Young Farmers:
If you are planning to invest in a commercial poultry Enterprise..Here are the basic’s … http://www.infonet-biovision.org/default/ct/274/livestockSpecies

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Considerations before investing in Fish Farming (Aquaculture)

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Africa’s dryland agricultural systems research: When East meets West (and when it doesn’t)

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
I have been working for nine months as an agricultural economist at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) headquarters, in Nairobi, Kenya. I have come to realize that there are not enough bridges between West…

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Bees Good For Crops; Crops Bad For Bees

Originally posted on Natural History Wanderings:
NPR wrote about the conflicted relationship between crops and native bees. An essential part of growing many food crops is pollination by bees. Native bees are an essential pollinator. However cultivating land for crops…

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Heritage breed chickens: America’s new ‘gateway livestock’–Plus film on chicken boom in poor countries

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
New 5-minute ILRI film, New approaches to chicken farming reduce poverty without adding to disease risks.  ‘. . . Before he got into chickens, Bradshaw had raised pork and cattle on Greenfire Farms, his plot of…

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Biodiversity and the Future of Farming

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