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Pakistan Agricultural Research Council calls for livestock development in Balochistan and other poor areas

The Daily Times of Pakistan reported on a recently held workshop on livestock development that took place in Islamabad, Pakistan on 11-12 May 2015.

The ‘Stakeholders’ consultation on findings of small ruminant rapid assessment studies’ workshop was co-organized by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in collaboration with the International Centre for Agricultural Research in Dry Areas (ICARDA) and the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC), under the auspices of the Agricultural Innovation Program for Pakistan (AIP) funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). 148 more words


‘White gold’ improves lives of women in western Tanzania

Milk at a chilling plant (photo credit: Flickr/eadairy).

By Mercy Becon

Access to a reliable dairy market and good market prices of milk has transformed the lives of dairy farmers in Kahama District in Tanzania’s Lake zone of Shinyanga. 334 more words

East Africa

After the Aftermath

People, in general, are slowly beginning to come to terms with the widespread destruction of lives and properties that we witnessed two weeks ago in central Nepal. 988 more words


Give Life Lenten appeal update: irrigation for Ethiopian farmers

Wale Dufa Borie struggled with food shortages almost all her life.

That’s all changed now, thanks to you. She was helped by an irrigation project like the ones you’re supporting through the… 524 more words

Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR)

After the quake?

Last November, I stayed in a tiny village, not far from what looks to have been the epicentre of the earthquake in Nepal last Saturday. The village of Gatlang, in the Langtang, is perched high above the valley floor, the houses crowded one above the other to take the tiniest amount of space on the steep hillsides. 602 more words

Medicinal Plants

Newfoundland & Labrador's Northern Shrimp Inshore Fleet: a lesson in the importance of small scale fisheries.

Guest post by Dr. Erin Carruthers.

Small scale fisheries are crucial for the social and economic well-being of coastal communities. But when push comes to shove, we need data to back up the sentiment. 751 more words