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Learning Opportunities in March 2013 and Beyond

AgriFeeds by FAO - March 6, 2013 - 02:42
Thirty-five (or more) different learning events in March are listed at Learn ( for your own learning or for you to share with your audiences. By participating in an event you can extend your knowledge and keep more up-to-date on conversations in your areas of expertise and interest. [from eXtension Blog]
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Georgia, eXtension Cooperate on Virtual Agrability Farm

AgriFeeds by FAO - March 6, 2013 - 00:44
Imagine an assistive technology farm that anyone in the world could visit at any time. [from eXtension Blog]
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‘Co-Parenting for Successful Kids’: Successful University of Nebraska–Lincoln and eXtension Partnership

AgriFeeds by FAO - March 6, 2013 - 00:13
The State of Nebraska requires parents who are divorcing, seeking custody modification or never married and seeking custody to take a class. In responding to the need for these classes, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension has provided training for 10,057 parents caring for approximately 18,102 children since 1999. For approximately the first 12 years, all training was conducted onsite. In January 2012 the Nebraska Supreme Court approved the use of online technologies for such training. [from eXtension Blog]
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Fortalecerán sistemas de información de mercados en América Latina y el Caribe

AgriFeeds by FAO - March 5, 2013 - 23:09
Subtitulo: Los países de las Américas han reconocido la importancia de contar con datos fiables y transparentes para la inteligencia de mercados, afirmó el Subdirector del IICA, Lloyd Day. Cuerpo completo: Frank Lam (especialista IICA), Lloyd Day (Subdirect [from IICA NEWS]
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New HQ for CGIAR

AgriFeeds by FAO - March 5, 2013 - 22:47
Model of the new HQ for CGIAR Ground broken yesterday in Montpellier. Very impressive. But am I the only one sees a striking visual metaphor or two in this architectural vision? [from Agricultural Biodiversity Weblog]
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One Million Syrian Refugees

AgriFeeds by FAO - March 5, 2013 - 21:04
On Wednesday, my colleagues will register the one millionth Syrian refugee. A milestone in human tragedy. (..)As the devastation gets worse, it becomes more difficult, even life threatening, to access food, water or medicines. Syria’s children are the worst affected. [from World Food Program News]
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Are women the secret weapon in the battle for food security?

AgriFeeds by FAO - March 5, 2013 - 21:01
The notion that gender equality can play an important role in reducing hunger and malnutrition has gained increasing traction in development circles. (..) So, given the task of exploring the issues surrounding gender and food security, what fresh impetus could Olivier De Schutter, the UN special rapporteur on the right to food, lend the debate? (..) Well, for a start he hopes to persuade governments of the need for wholesale change at every level of society. [from World Food Program News]
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Understanding resilience

AgriFeeds by FAO - March 5, 2013 - 20:59
No one working in the aid community in recent years could have avoided the buzzword “resilience” - but what does the term mean practically, and how has it helped shape action on the ground? (..) Lynn Brown, the World Food Programme's chief economist, says the problem is “trying to do emergency work in a way that seamlessly transitions to development as the immediate emergency dissipates.” [from World Food Program News]
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Merge of the AGROVOC and VocBench communities of practice

AgriFeeds by FAO - March 5, 2013 - 19:59
We have recently decided to merge the VocBench Community of Practice into the AGROVOC Community of Practice. This was owing to the reality that the two groups overlapped quite closely. In addition, each vocabulary community using VocBench has a specific set of needs and goals with respect to VocBench and such needs are in the end best handled within each community as opposed to within a generic VocBench community. Thanks for your understanding. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have regarding this change. AGROVOC and VocBench Teams [from News from Agricultural Information Management Standards Web site]
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! LEVANTADO PARO CACAOTERO! - Marzo 05 de 2013

AgriFeeds by FAO - March 5, 2013 - 19:51
? El incentivo que otorgará el Ministerio de Agricultura y Desarrollo Rural, a 40 mil familias cacaoteras,  pasa de 400 a 800 pesos por kilo o de $400 mil a $800 mil por toneladas, precio que se reconocerá a todos los cultivadores del país. ? Los cacaoteros de Santander, recibirán $400 adicionales por kilo gracias a un  aporte que hará la Gobernación del departamento en donde se produce el 50 por  ciento del cacao nacional.  En total, el subsidio para los prod... [from Noticias del Sector Agropecuario - Agronet - Colombia]
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The Nexus for ICTs, Climate Change and Development (NICCD)

AgriFeeds by FAO - March 5, 2013 - 19:10
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Review of the Evidence on Indicators, Metrics and Monitoring Systems

AgriFeeds by FAO - March 5, 2013 - 18:35
[from DFID funded research documents]
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Women, Violence And Food Security: International Women’s Day 2013

AgriFeeds by FAO - March 5, 2013 - 17:29
ROME –Leaders of international organisations based in Rome will meet at the headquarters of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on Friday 8 March, to mark International Women’s Day. They will highlight ways of protecting and empowering women and girls and the vital importance of food security. There will be a panel discussion with questions from the floor. [from World Food Program News]
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WFP-Backed Team Reaches Top Of Mount Kilimanjaro In Celebration Of International Women’s Day

AgriFeeds by FAO - March 5, 2013 - 16:09
DAR ES SALAAM – Early this morning, an all-female climbing team supported by the UN World Food Programme (WFP) in Tanzania reached the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest mountain. [from World Food Program News]
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South Sudan: WFP Works for a Government-led School Meals Programme

AgriFeeds by FAO - February 28, 2013 - 23:34
WFP school meals are helping hundreds of thousands of South Sudanese students stay in school and build a brighter future, and WFP is working to help the young country's Ministry of Education build and sustain a national school meals system. [from World Food Program News]
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Rwanda: Govt Plans Meals for Schools Countrywide

AgriFeeds by FAO - February 28, 2013 - 21:32
The Ministry of Education, plans to roll out a school feeding programme in all schools as an effective means to channel vital nourishment to children, particularly from poor families. Officials disclosed this yesterday as several partners met to discuss how effectively a home grown school feeding programme can be implemented. The meeting was organised by the government with support of the government of Brazil through the World Food Programme (WFP) centre of excellence against hunger. [from World Food Program News]
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U.N. Warns of Dire Rise in Refugees From Syria

AgriFeeds by FAO - February 28, 2013 - 21:30
The top United Nations refugee official told the Security Council on Wednesday that the number of registered Syrians who had fled their homeland for safety elsewhere in the region could surpass one million by next month — much sooner than expected — and that the Syrian conflict threatens to overwhelm the international response. (..) “We are facing a moment of truth in Syria,” the official, António Guterres, the United Nations high commissioner for refugees, told the Council. “The humanitarian situation is dramatic beyond description. [from World Food Program News]
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Tanzania's nutritional status under spotlight

AgriFeeds by FAO - February 28, 2013 - 21:28
The Rome based Italy World Food Programme Executive Director, Ertharin Cousin said last week during an exclusive interview with this paper said that malnutrition is a manageable problem. “Malnutrition is not a permanent problem, it can be solved as long as international organization work together with the help of the governments,” Cousin said. She said that WFP is working together with the government to make sure the problem of malnutrition is eradicated adding that the earlier the challenges are addressed the better. [from World Food Program News]
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The evolution of GCARD- your views on the way forward

AgriFeeds by FAO - February 28, 2013 - 21:18
The survey is available here: This work, which is being conducted in parallel with a review of GFAR governance, seeks to inform future Organizing Committees of your views to move GCARD forward and raise further its effectiveness. Your views count!   [from GFAR News]
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