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Avoiding meat and dairy is ‘the single biggest way’ to harm poor livestock herders

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Pablo Picasso line drawings of a chicken, bull and camel. Below are excerpts of a response to a new livestock report made by Ilse Köhler-Rollefson, a German veterinarian and researcher who is an expert on camels…

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Brussels Briefing 48: Rural – Urban linkages in Africa

Originally posted on Brussels Development Briefings:
Brussels Briefing 48: Rural – Urban linkages in Africa Opportunities for inclusive economic growth and agricultural transformation Experts and policymakers will discuss “Strengthening rural livelihoods in the face of rapid urbanisation in Africa” at…

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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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Small-scale kitchen gardens and container gardening are the most efficient tools to provide fresh food

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
? Sacks gardening in urban and rural areas Published on 25 Feb, 2010 12:22 pm by Prof. Dr. Willem Van Cotthem – Ghent University (Belgium) http://scitizen.com/climate-change/sacks-gardening-in-urban-and-rural-areas_a-13-3394.html In every developing country people are suffering from the high food…

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