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Making grass greener: CIAT breeds tropical pasture that suppresses greenhouse gas emissions

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Guillermo Sotelo of CIAT’s entomology team, working with brachiaria grass in a greenhouse at the institution’s headquarters in Colombia (picture credit: CIAT/Neil Palmer). ‘. . . On 13 September, researchers announced that they have bred…

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Sustainable rice intensification

Here’s a think tank called the Institute for Food and Development Policy (Food First). Food First isn’t for profit. It’s worth watching. At Food First, Hellin Brink tells us about Sustainable Rice Intensification (SRI, also known as the System of … Continue reading

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Living With Micro-livestock Production

Originally posted on Living With Insects Blog:
Feeding the future human population will require protein sources beyond traditional livestock. Insects, aka micro-livestock, are an edible source of protein that may augment future diets. Industrial farming has mechanized much of the…

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Could Food Insecure Africa Have Found a Saviour in Farming God’s Way?

Originally posted on The Plantwise Blog:
Proponents term it the long awaited messiah that food-insecure Africa has been yearning for! ‘Farming God’s way’ promises to end fertilizer woes of resource-poor farmers in the continent by providing a cheaper and less…

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Tilapia and tomatoes farmed together in a sustainable setting

Originally posted on The Coastal House:
fis.com reports:  The Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries in Berlin is growing tomatoes and fish together, since it has been found that dirty water from the fish tanks can provide nutrients to the tomato…

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Farming insects

My fellow blogger narhvalur tells us about entomoculture (insect farming). This is a good business opportunity, partly because of high commodity prices for animal feed. Commodities which include soyabeans (Glycine max). So much for GM soya being a way to … Continue reading

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Insects for food and feed

We should use insects better than we’re using them now. Feed them to livestock, even eat them ourselves. This is a hot topic at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). This week José Graziano da Silva of FAO said that … Continue reading

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