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Increasing yields is only part of the solution to feeding the world

Increasing yields is only part of the solution to feeding the world

To ensure sustainable food supplies for the Earth's growing population, policymakers must focus on more than just food production, a new paper argues.

Date published: July 2013

Adapting to climate change despite uncertainty

Adapting to climate change despite uncertainty

A new report from the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) urges farmers, governments and donors to embrace adaptation strategies despite a lack of certainty in climate predictions.

Date published: June 2013

Smallholders, markets and food security

Smallholders, markets and food security

Linking smallholders to agricultural markets can help address food and nutrition security as well as improve their own livelihoods and stimulate growth, two new reports from Agriculture for Impact state.

Date published: June 2013

Crop epidemics - shifting from cure to prevention

Crop epidemics - shifting from cure to prevention

Amidst a spate of crop pest epidemics, the Forum for Agricultural Risk Management in Development (FARMD) has hosted a webinar to explore global solutions. Presentations - available online - emphasise the need for collective responsibility in raising global capacity to recognise and respond to threats.

Date published: June 2013

Practical solutions to food insecurity

Practical solutions to food insecurity

A new report by the Montpellier Panel cites examples of sustainable intensification - including genetic, ecological and socio-economic approaches - that it believes offer practical solutions to food insecurity in Africa.

Date published: June 2013

Call for proposals to accelerate agricultural technology transfer

Call for proposals to accelerate agricultural technology transfer

A new initiative, AgriTT, to promote transfer of agricultural technologies, knowledge and management innovations from China to low-income countries in Africa and Southeast Asia, is inviting teams of researchers to apply for grants.

Date published: May 2013

Netting mosquitoes doubles milk production

Netting mosquitoes doubles milk production

The use of insecticide-impregnated nets to surround livestock shelters used for zero grazing has doubled, and in some cases tripled milk production on smallholder dairy farms in Kisii, Kenya.

Date published: May 2013

Cassava Brown Streak Disease spreading rapidly

Cassava Brown Streak Disease spreading rapidly

New outbreaks of Cassava Brown Streak Disease (CBSD) could cause a 50 per cent drop in production, cassava experts are warning.

Date published: May 2013

Aquaculture to tackle poverty and malnutrition in Timor-Leste

Aquaculture to tackle poverty and malnutrition in Timor-Leste

The government of Timor-Leste has developed a National Aquaculture Development Strategy, with the help of WorldFish, to reduce high levels of poverty and chronic malnutrition.

Date published: May 2013

Agricultural innovation critical to increasing productivity

Agricultural innovation critical to increasing productivity

Greater international collaboration and investment in research is needed to safeguard productivity gains made over the last 50 years and meet future food demand, a report from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs has concluded.

Date published: May 2013

 

 

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