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China’s $450 billion farm plan could determine our fate

Four hundred and fifty billion dollars. That’s the amount of money Chinese officials recently announced they would invest to improve the country’s farms over the next four years. 1,242 more words


Training and study tour widens adoption of livestock production technologies by farmers in Jimma zone

By Abule Ebro, Gemeda Dhuguma, Temsegen Minam and Yared Deribe

A combined knowledge sharing program, that included a study tour, skill-based training and livestock technology demonstration, was organized by staff of the Livestock and Irrigated Value chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) project and the Jimma Zone livestock and fishery development offices (JZLFD) to raise the profile of livestock farming in Jimma. 471 more words


Newly approved CGIAR Portfolio sets agenda for next generation agriculture research for development

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CGIAR system retools to fight hunger and climate change

CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food-secure future, dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources and ecosystem services, today announced the approval of a new, targeted research portfolio to boost poor farmer incomes, food availability and resilience in the face of climate change in developing countries. 297 more words


Access to farm machinery is key for agricultural productivity

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A worker adjusts a plough attachment in Djibo, Burkina Faso. Spare parts must be available for tractors to be useful.

Sustainable mechanization has much to offer in sub-Saharan Africa… 214 more words

Food / Food Security

Moral Licensing in the Supermarket

I recently became hooked on Malcolm Gladwell’s podcast, Revisionist History. Over the last few weeks I’ve been powering through this incredible podcast and would highly recommend the whole series so far. 456 more words


Crop Report for the Period of September 20 to 26, 2016 | News and Media | Government of Saskatchewan

Despite the weekend rain, producers were still able to make progress with harvest. Seventy per cent of the 2016 crop is now combined and 22 per cent is swathed or ready to straight-cut, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s weekly Crop Report. 366 more words

SouthWest Saskatchewan