Monthly Archives: July 2013

The future lies in Vertical Farming

Originally posted on Tech4agri:
More and more the talk of the global agriculture diaspora centres on the ever increasing global population and the threat of food insecurity. Currently the global agri food system is steeped in money, food wastage and…

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Africa has the highest number of youth in the whole world, and some of the most fertile soils – the two combined could be a force to promote agricultural development!

Originally posted on Foundation for Young Farmers:
Originally published on the Agriculture and Ecosystems blog: http://wle.cgiar.org/blogs/2013/07/17/youth-engaging-youth-in-agriculture/ Youth engaging youth in agriculture Africa has the youngest population in the world; over 200 million people are between ages 15 and 24 and…

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System of root (or rice) intensification: The tales of miracle harvests

Originally posted on The FARA Social Reporters Blog:
Nalanda district, an agricultural village in Bihar, India’s poorest state, was until recent times a placid, quiet village with no electricity and a place where farmers still favor animal power for ploughing…

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Farmers must embrace crop varieties which require little irrigation (IPS)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Read at : http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/05/eating-peas-and-greens-to-maximise-water-usage/ Growing Peas and Greens to Maximise Water Usage By Miriam Gathigah With water usage for agriculture surpassing sustainable levels, farmers must embrace crop varieties which require little irrigation. Amid warnings that Kenya’s…

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Feeding Africa through Facebook

Originally posted on The FARA Social Reporters Blog:
Facebook is powerful as a social networking too; can it be equally as powerful for development goals? Photo: C. Pye-Smith (ILRI). Want to grow watermelons? Just noticed that your chickens are dying…

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Africa CAN and WILL feed itself

Originally posted on The FARA Social Reporters Blog:
In a little bit more than 24 hours, I will have the privilege of being part of and experiencing the buzz of the sixth Africa Agriculture Science Week (AASW6) organized by the…

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Why does agriculture need to be Climate-Smart?

Originally posted on The FARA Social Reporters Blog:
It is now clear, after the Fourth Assessment Report of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC, 2007) that climate change poses a serious threat to growth and sustainable development in Africa and…

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