Monthly Archives: June 2016

Family farming, hunger and malnutrition in Africa (UNNews / FAO)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Read at :  UNNews UN OFFICIAL SHINES SPOTLIGHT ON HUNGER AND MALNUTRITION IN AFRICA New York, May  6 2010  1:05PM The head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today appealed for greater attention…

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Why small-scale farmers and livestock keepers should be the focus of the global food security agenda–Jimmy Smith

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
A cow grazes in the Southern Nations, Nationalities and People’s Region of Ethiopia (photo credit: ILRI/Kettema Yilma). More than a thousand delegates are attending the International Grassland Congress in Sydney, Australia, this week, a meeting…

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Smallholder farmers hold the key to global food security

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
While a lot of money is being pumped into agriculture in a bid to boost production and alleviate hunger in the world, these efforts are unlikely to succeed without focusing on mixed smallholder farmers, a…

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No solution to food crisis without involvement of the world’s small-scale farmers

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Regina Frazer: Maize, potato, cassava, chicken, dove, pig and vegetable farmer in central Malawi (photo credit: ILRI/Mann). A Guardian blog post today argues that the world’s many small farmers are critical to solving the world’s…

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