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Putting gender on the map

Putting gender on the map

Being able to map African farm management systems by gender would produce a valuable policy tool, but the complexities of data collection still need to be addressed, researchers from the International Water Management Institute have revealed.

Date published: July 2012

Global action for threatened wetlands

Global action for threatened wetlands

The CGIAR Aquatic Agricultural Systems programme has launched a US$59.4 million global research programme to protect floodplains and boost farm and fisheries productivity in the face of climate change and other threats.

Date published: June 2012

Hot peppers to boost agriculture sector in Caribbean

Hot peppers to boost agriculture sector in Caribbean

The Caribbean Agriculture and Research Development Institute (CARDI) has identified hot peppers as one viable option to diversify and boost the Caribbean's agriculture sector.

Date published: June 2012

Maize disease threatens Kenya's food security

Maize disease threatens Kenya's food security

Kenya's economy and food security have suffered a blow after the country's staple crop - maize - was hit by leaf stripe.

Date published: June 2012

CGIAR issues Rio+20 call to action

CGIAR issues Rio+20 call to action

In the run-up to Rio+20, the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, CGIAR has outlined in a seven-point call to action how agricultural research can contribute to a more sustainable, food-secure future.

Date published: June 2012

Africa to speed up adoption of 'Conservation Agriculture With Trees'

Africa to speed up adoption of 'Conservation Agriculture With Trees'

Task forces that bring together ministry of agriculture officials, research and development organisations as well as private sector institutions have been formed in four African countries to look into ways of expanding the adoption of what has come to be known as Conservation of Agriculture With Trees.

Date published: June 2012

Confront scarcity of natural resources now

Confront scarcity of natural resources now

In order to support inclusive and sustainable growth in the poorest developing countries, the international community must radically transform approaches to managing water, energy and land, a new report has urged.

Date published: June 2012

Fight against counterfeit seeds stepped up

Fight against counterfeit seeds stepped up

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa has launched an anti-fake seed agency in Nairobi, Kenya to step up the fight against counterfeit seeds, at a time when counterfeit seeds are becoming increasingly available at local markets, reducing yields and affecting food security.

Date published: June 2012

AfDB welcomes G8 initiative on African agriculture

AfDB welcomes G8 initiative on African agriculture

African Development Bank President, Donald Kaberuka, has welcomed a commitment by G8 nations to work with African governments and the private sector to help lift 50 million people out of poverty over the next ten years and stimulate economic growth in Africa.

Date published: May 2012

CIMMYT - positions available in Mexico

CIMMYT - positions available in Mexico

Do you want to be a part of a movement which is revolutionising agriculture in Mexico, improving rural livelihoods, increasing the country's agricultural competitiveness, and providing an example for other countries to follow? CIMMYT is seeking to fill four key positions immediately.

Date published: May 2012

 

 

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