Monthly Archives: October 2013

Mixed crop-and-livestock farmers can feed the growing world

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Governments and researchers are mistaken to continue looking to high-potential farmlands and single-commodity farming systems as the answer to alleviating world hunger. We need to bring our focus back to small-scale farming. We must change…

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Mainstreaming livestock value chains: Conference to discuss bridging research gaps between households and policies

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Sheep foraging in Tamale market Research into developing country livestock systems is primarily micro-economic and sectoral with limited interaction with formal multi-market and macro-economic models. This results in analysis and advocacy that are frequently not…

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Three short strategic films from livestock institute chart ways forward for ‘better lives through livestock’

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
‘This video from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), features ILRI director general Jimmy Smith talking on the role of livestock in the global development agenda. ‘The 13 minute film points out that 4 of the…

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Access to animal-source foods a pathway to meet healthy dietary needs

Originally posted on CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish:
On 23 and 24 September, the CGIAR Science Forum 2013 on ‘Nutrition and health outcomes: targets for agricultural research’ featured a parallel session on the the economic implications of shifting…

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: The State of Food Insecurity in the World

“Food security is a complex condition. Its dimensions – availability, access, utilization and stability – are better understood when presented through a suite of indicators” – FAO Continue reading

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