Agriculture News

Aid Worker Diaries - Lesotho: “We saw incredible joy when CARE provided help”

AgriFeeds by FAO - February 27, 2013 - 21:31
The small kingdom of Lesotho is experiencing a severe food crisis for many months. (..) At the beginning of February we also distributed cash vouchers so the most vulnerable people could buy food in the markets, and we saw people dancing because they would be able to buy some maize and corn. We also use these distributions as an opportunity to educate men and women about the dangers of violence in the homes or of young women having to sell the only thing they have left – their bodies – so that they can eat. [from World Food Program News]
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Ethiopian farming co-ops begin record food delivery to UN for national relief efforts

AgriFeeds by FAO - February 27, 2013 - 21:30
Local farmers’ cooperatives in Ethiopia are beginning to deliver what is expected to be the largest amount of maize they ever sold to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), as part of a pilot project to promote small farmers’ access to local markets. “Our goal here is to support Ethiopia feeding itself,” WFP Country Director Abdou Dieng said in a press release issued today. [from World Food Program News]
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How to build resilience in the Sahel

AgriFeeds by FAO - February 27, 2013 - 21:29
After three droughts in seven years in the Sahel, governments, humanitarian organisations and donors have been asking how to help the region get out of this cycle of crises. The nearly universal solution proposed is summed up in the word "resilience": the ability of families, households or communities to absorb shocks, such as drought in the case of the Sahel. (..) The World Bank, with the World Food Programme and Unicef, is working on how to expand safety nets in the Sahel. [from World Food Program News]
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Displacement in Syria giving way for serious gender-based crimes, warns UN official

AgriFeeds by FAO - February 27, 2013 - 21:27
A senior official with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today warned of the enormous humanitarian impact of the ongoing Syria crisis, particularly on civilians who have been displaced and face threats such as gender-based violence. “This displacement is not only about loss of homes and economic security. It is also, for many, accompanied by gender-based crimes, deliberate victimization of women and children and a frightening array of assaults on human dignity,” the Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, Erika Feller, told the Human Rights Council in Geneva. [from World Food Program News]
Categories: Agricultural News

Biotechnology and biodiversity: market-oriented research

AgriFeeds by FAO - February 27, 2013 - 20:51
Subtitulo: IICA informed researchers and senior officials in its member countries of the latest developments worldwide with regard to studies on biotechnology, a source of scientific information for decision-making. Cuerpo completo: Pedro Rocha, coordinator [from IICA NEWS]
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EVENT: High-Level Meeting on National Drought Policy

AgriFeeds by FAO - February 27, 2013 - 08:26
EVENT: High-Level Meeting on National Drought Policy [from IWMI News Feed]
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EVENT: IWA Development Congress & Exhibition

AgriFeeds by FAO - February 27, 2013 - 03:07
EVENT: IWA Development Congress & Exhibition [from IWMI News Feed]
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USDA Projects Decreased Soybean Cost Per Bushel; Expects High Net Returns

AgriFeeds by FAO - February 27, 2013 - 01:25
USDA Projects Decreased Soybean Cost Per Bushel; Expects High Net Returns [from Agricultural News]
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Workshop on Linked Open Data in Agriculture (Germany)

AgriFeeds by FAO - February 27, 2013 - 00:17
Workshop on Linked Open Data in Agriculture (Germany) [from News from Agricultural Information Management Standards Web site]
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Donation From Brazil Supports Food Assistance To Poor Paraguayans In El Chaco

AgriFeeds by FAO - February 26, 2013 - 23:21
 ASUNCIÓN – The Federative Republic of Brazil made, through its Charge d’Affaires in Paraguay,  Minister Rafael de Mello Vidal, a donation of US$120,000 to the UN World Food Programme (WFP) to keep providing humanitarian assistance in two departments of the Paraguayan Chaco, Boquerón and Presidente Hayes, affected by floods in 2012.  [from World Food Program News]
Categories: Agricultural News

Centroamérica crea iniciativa regional de biotecnología y bioseguridad

AgriFeeds by FAO - February 26, 2013 - 22:18
Subtitulo: Con el respaldo del IICA, grupo de trabajo procurará concertar las acciones que ejecuten los países en estos temas, armonizar su legislación y fomentar la investigación y la divulgación. Cuerpo completo: Reunión de los delegados de Belice, Costa [from IICA NEWS]
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Emergency Food Assistance for People Affected by Intensification of Civil Unrest

AgriFeeds by FAO - February 26, 2013 - 21:49
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Ocean Data Interoperability Platform (ODIP)

AgriFeeds by FAO - February 26, 2013 - 21:32
Ocean Data Interoperability Platform (ODIP) [from News from Agricultural Information Management Standards Web site]
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Water-hungry Indian villagers find new reservoirs of solidarity

AgriFeeds by FAO - February 26, 2013 - 21:25
Here in Rajasthan (India) as in parts of Ethiopia, lack of water is the big problem. (..) In common with approaches tried by donors such as the World Food Programme in Ethiopia, Eficor asked the villagers what their priorities were. Water – or lack of it – was, unsurprisingly, a key concern. Farmers in Rajasthan have land, but often leave areas uncultivated because of the lack of water. [from World Food Program News]
Categories: Agricultural News

New Minister of Agriculture of The Bahamas discusses overhaul of cooperation agenda with IICA

AgriFeeds by FAO - February 26, 2013 - 21:24
Subtitulo: The Director General of IICA has placed the Institute’s experience in the areas of agricultural health, agribusiness, and market information at the disposal of The Bahamas; these topics already from part of IICA’s cooperation projects in the Caribbean. [from IICA NEWS]
Categories: Agricultural News

Agricultural Resilience in the Face of Crises and Shocks

AgriFeeds by FAO - February 26, 2013 - 21:08
Time:  8:45-13:00 (7:45-12:00 GMT) Briefing will be webstreamed live at http://brusselsbriefings.net/ [from IFPRI News]
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DMAPR Hosts ICAR Technology Showcasing Event

AgriFeeds by FAO - February 26, 2013 - 17:12
DMAPR Hosts ICAR Technology Showcasing Event [from ]
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DMAPR Hosts ICAR Technology Showcasing Event

AgriFeeds by FAO - February 26, 2013 - 17:12
DMAPR Hosts ICAR Technology Showcasing Event [from Indian Council of Agricultural Research - News]
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Tuna: a global perspective

AgriFeeds by FAO - February 26, 2013 - 16:30
Tuna and tuna-like species are a significant source of nutritious food and livelihoods. They include approximately 40 species occurring in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans and in the Mediterranean Sea. Over the years, FAO has formulated and implemented various global, regional and national projects and facilitated meetings (often externally funded) in support of the management of tuna fisheries and capture-based aquaculture. [from FAO Fisheries News RSS Feed]
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From Forward Thinking to Forward Acting

AgriFeeds by FAO - February 26, 2013 - 16:03
The GCARD2 foresight sessions achieved concrete and practical declarations which provide a basis for priority collective actions to ensure research, policies and innovations are more strongly able to address future challenges.   The document summarizing these actions - including the Foresight session videos - is now available here. [from GFAR News]
Categories: Agricultural News
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