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Surveying crops for climate change adaptation
24/01/2014
To draw greater attention to the role of traditional crops in climate change adaptation, Bioversity International is conducting a global survey in an effort to document which crops are stress...
Source: The New Agriculturist - news and developments in tropical agriculture for a global audience
After Haiyan - 'building back better' in the Philippines
14/01/2014
Following initial life-saving support for displaced families after Typhoon Haiyan, the humanitarian charity World Vision is assessing longer-term strategies to restore farming livelihoods and improve...
Source: The New Agriculturist - news and developments in tropical agriculture for a global audience
Study reveals dramatic differences in livestock's contribution to climate change
14/01/2014
The amount of greenhouse gases livestock emit varies dramatically depending on the animal, the type of food it provides, the kind of feed it consumes and where it lives, a new study has revealed. 14/...
Source: The New Agriculturist - news and developments in tropical agriculture for a global audience
Joost Gorter, NewForesight strategic consultancy
09/01/2014
Joost Gorter, Senior Consultant at NewForesight strategic consultancy, believes that sustainable agricultural intensification in developing nations depends on creating a larger number of...
Source: The New Agriculturist - news and developments in tropical agriculture for a global audience
Fungus threatens leading banana variety
08/01/2014
A strain of the Fusarium soil fungus that attacks the main variety of export banana - the Cavendish - has been found in Mozambique and Jordan. 08/01/14
Source: The New Agriculturist - news and developments in tropical agriculture for a global audience
New guides to agricultural innovation platforms
06/01/2014
The International Livestock Research Institute has published a set of 12 briefs to help guide agricultural research practitioners who seek to support and implement innovation platforms. 06/01/14
Source: The New Agriculturist - news and developments in tropical agriculture for a global audience
CGIAR funding doubles in five years
18/12/2013
CGIAR, the world's largest agricultural research partnership, has revealed that its annual funding has doubled since 2008, from US$500 million to US$1 billion. 19/12/13
Source: The New Agriculturist - news and developments in tropical agriculture for a global audience
East African agriculture and climate change
17/12/2013
This book examines the food security threats of ten countries and explores how climate change will increase the difficulty of achieving sustainable food security throughout the region. 17/12/13
Source: The New Agriculturist - news and developments in tropical agriculture for a global audience
Holistic approach needed to tackle disease
17/12/2013
With population growth, agricultural expansion and the rise of global food chains dramatically altering how human and livestock diseases emerge, a new, more holistic approach to managing disease is...
Source: The New Agriculturist - news and developments in tropical agriculture for a global audience
Fighting poverty, hunger and malnutrition with neglected and underutilized species
16/12/2013
This short, attractively presented guide outlines the value of underutilised plant species to food security, food system resilience, nutrition, livelihoods and cultural identity, drawing on success...
Source: The New Agriculturist - news and developments in tropical agriculture for a global audience
Plant breeding academy to improve nutrition
16/12/2013
The African Plant Breeding Academy has been established in Nairobi, Kenya, by the African Orphan Crops Consortium to improve the livelihoods of Africa's smallholder farmers, reduce hunger and boost...
Source: The New Agriculturist - news and developments in tropical agriculture for a global audience
The world is your oyster - if you TRY!
12/12/2013
From just 40 members in 2007, the TRY Women's Oyster Association in The Gambia has grown to over 500 and has become the first women's group in Africa to be given exclusive use rights of a coastal...
Source: The New Agriculturist - news and developments in tropical agriculture for a global audience
The world is your oyster - if you TRY!
12/12/2013
From just 40 members in 2007, the TRY Women's Oyster Association in The Gambia has grown to over 500 and has become the first women's group in Africa to be given exclusive use rights of a coastal...
Source: The New Agriculturist - news and developments in tropical agriculture for a global audience
icipe seeks new head of public relations and communications
12/12/2013
icipe is seeking a dynamic Public Relations and Communications Head to provide leadership and coordination for the Centre's communication and public relations activities. 16/12/13
Source: The New Agriculturist - news and developments in tropical agriculture for a global audience
Editorial
22/11/2013
In this edition, the value of the world's plant genetic potential is highlighted as we focus on neglected and underutilised species and how they can contribute to health, resilience and improved...
Source: The New Agriculturist - news and developments in tropical agriculture for a global audience
The ecological hoofprint: The global burden of industrial livestock
22/11/2013
Tony Weiss of the University of Western Ontario describes how increased consumption of meat by an increasing population is the most serious obstacle to feeding the world's estimated 9 billion...
Source: The New Agriculturist - news and developments in tropical agriculture for a global audience
Biotechnologies at work for smallholders
22/11/2013
From artificial insemination to use of DNA markers in crop breeding, this collection of 19 case studies illustrates the value of biotechnologies (not including genetic modification) to support...
Source: The New Agriculturist - news and developments in tropical agriculture for a global audience
Bolivia
21/11/2013
About two-fifths of Bolivia's population is engaged in agriculture, but the deterioration and fragmentation of land, climate change, lack of adequate technologies, poor natural resource management...
Source: The New Agriculturist - news and developments in tropical agriculture for a global audience
Bolivia
21/11/2013
Source: The New Agriculturist - news and developments in tropical agriculture for a global audience
Seeking an alliance between farmers and genebanks
21/11/2013
To improve the supply, exchange and conservation of traditional and improved planting material, an initiative has been working with farmers in Bolivia and Malaysia to build collaboration and promote...
Source: The New Agriculturist - news and developments in tropical agriculture for a global audience

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