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Call for articles: Nutritional values and family farming

Originally posted on AGRICULTURE BLOG…..:
Farming Matters | 30.2 | June 2014 We are told of the great advances that have been made in ‘modern’ agriculture in the last 60 years. Yet there are more hungry and malnourished people on…

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Invest More in Agriculture Not Industries

Originally posted on Foundation for Young Farmers:
A very appropriate theme when Africa is rising, was one of my first thoughts. Participants were researchers, academics, policymakers from the UN, AU, governments and NGOs as well as people like me who…

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Farming could be key to solving youth unemployment in Africa

Originally posted on Foundation for Young Farmers:
Farming by machete and hoe does not appeal to young Africans – or policymakers. Photograph: Dan Chung for the Guardian Agriculture employs most of Africa‘s young people and is likely to continue to…

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Pastoralists and information technology

What use is information technology (IT) to pastoralists? Potentially a lot of use, I think, but I see no mention of it. Some of you good people who read my blog are IT experts, some of you are experts in … Continue reading

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India’s Green Revolution:Successes, Failures and Second Green Revolution

Originally posted on Rashid's Blog: An Educational Portal:
In the 1960s, there was concern from the Indian government that the country would not be able to grow enough food to support the ever increasing population, so they put into…

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