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A night at the movies: with soybean and fall armyworm as stars of the show

Farmers in northern Ghana are beginning to get a taste of the latest movie out of the Box Office – it’s not a romantic comedy or a thriller – instead it’s a production that will help them get more from their soybean crops and protect their maize from the Fall armyworm caterpillar. 489 more words

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My Journey of Systems Thinking - Part V

There is a famous saying, “It takes a village to raise a child”. This week I saw it in action. What I also saw was the relatively inefficient and purposefully expensive way of bringing up children in urban ecosystems back home. 1,052 more words


Youthful farmer reaps benefits from taking farming as a business

“I have heard people say that farming is for poor people. I agree but add the statement that it is for poor people so that they get rich.

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Livestock traders gain at USAID- and ILRI-supported forum

Enthusiastic traders from several counties in northern Kenya and from across the border in Ethiopia joined a livestock trade facilitation forum in Marsabit, Kenya on 9 May 2018. 400 more words


No stranger to the Victoria Falls: The fall armyworm marches on menacingly

The town of Livingstone, in the Southern Province of Zambia is world renowned for its magnificent views of the Victoria Falls. Annually, thousands of visitors flock this town to awe at one of the seven natural wonders of the world. 1,209 more words

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NURTURING ANIMALS AND CAPABILITIES: How Livestock Rearing Is Supporting Livelihoods and Feeding the Minds and Stomachs of the Young and Old

Diversified diets and business strategies The UK’s Department for International Development’s (DFID) Livelihoods and Food Security Programme (LFSP) in Zimbabwe is working with partners along agricultural value chains to improve livelihoods and food security while boosting agribusiness. 80 more words


Research and awareness raising increase demand for cassava peel-based chicken feeds in Nigeria

Hundreds of Nigerian chicken farmers in the southwestern state of Oyo have expressed interest in using cassava mash in poultry feeds. Common animal feed ingredients—such as maize and soya beans—are increasingly expensive in the country. 469 more words