Monthly Archives: June 2017

Innovative cassava peels processing factories launched in Nigeria

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Peeling cassava roots (credit: IITA). New factories that will transform cassava peels into high-quality feed for livestock have been launched in Nigeria. The huge potential for use of cassava peel as fodder in Nigeria was…

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Just a reminder: The role of urban gardens, family gardens and school gardens.

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
? My publication in January 2010: https://containergardening.wordpress.com/2010/01/19/the-role-of-urban-gardens-family-gardens-and-school-gardens-willem-van-cotthem-irin-fao/ by Prof. Dr. Willem Van Cotthem (Ghent University, Belgium) The role of urban gardens, family gardens and school gardens (Willem Van Cotthem / IRIN / FAO) For years we have…

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Supporting smallholders and family farmers, reducing pesticide and chemical use, and improving land conservation practices

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
? Photo credit: FAO High-input, resource intensive farming systems have substantially increased food production, but at a high cost to the environment. Increasing food production without damaging the environment FAO Director-General addresses European Parliament’s Committee on…

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Doubling Farmer Incomes in Five Years

Originally posted on THE GFAR BLOG:
Ajit Maru,  GFAR’s Senior Officer, reports on his participation in an interesting workshop in India where GFAR’s and APAARI’s primary objective of transforming agricultural research and innovation systems was illustrated in practice by SDAU,…

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