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FAO launched new Climate-Smart Agriculture web platform

10 November 2017, Rome – To help steer our food systems in a sustainable direction, FAO has produced a new sourcebook for how to implement “climate-smart” approaches to agriculture, launched at the Agriculture Action Day on the sidelines of the COP23 climate summit in Bonn. The online Climate-Smart Agriculture Sourcebook – Second Edition 2017 is […]

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Strategies for feeding the world more sustainably with organic agriculture

Strategies for feeding the world more sustainably with organic agriculture Adrian Muller, Christian Schader,  Nadia El-Hage Scialabba,  Judith Brüggemann,  Anne Isensee,  Karl-Heinz Erb,  Pete Smith,  Peter Klocke,  Florian Leiber,  Matthias Stolze andUrs Niggli 14 November 2017. The Guardian. Converting land from conventional agriculture to organic production could reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the run-off of excess nitrogen from fertilizers, and cut pesticide use. It […]

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Mobile phones in Mali with weather and climate information

16 November 2017. RIC4REC has innovated to benefit Malian producers regarding increasing mobile phone adoption to provide weather and climate information to farmers. Mobile phones are useful for disseminating weather and climate forecasts among producers and enable decision-making on the best dates for ploughing, sowing, applying fertilizer for agricultural activities, and laundry and drying for […]

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The Uganda multi stakeholders´ smallholder pig platform

Beatrice Nabitiri, a pig farmer, tries out the 360-degree camera using a gimbal, a pivoted support that allows the camera to rotate about a single axis, at her farm in Masaka, Uganda (photo credit: Manon Koningstein). 10 November 2017. As part of a quest by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) to , the institute’s Capacity Development Unit […]

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Increasing Groundnut Safety and Value Through Better Harvest and Postharvest Practices in Ghana

7 November 2017. A randomized controlled trial (RCT) led by the University of Georgia, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and University for Development Studies in Ghana, found that providing farmers with training on recommended practices led many to adopt them. Based on this work, a series of videos were produced in English, Ghana’s national language, […]

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Info Day on Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 2 Sustainable Food Security

14-17 November 2017. Brussels. Info Week on Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 2 (SC2) ‘Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy’. Co-organised by the Research Executive Agency (REA), the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD) and the Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI) of […]

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