Post Tagged with: "Food Security"

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Ancient Egyptian river could be revived for farming

Agriculture, Featured, Green Technologies July 4, 2013 at 04:05

By Ian Randall – SciDev.Net A 5,000-year-old river could be resurrected to bring sustainable agriculture to one of the planet’s rainiest yet driest deserts, according to a study, which proposes […]

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MPEG LA® Licensing Model Featured at Conference on Food Security

MPEG LA® Licensing Model Featured at Conference on Food Security

Featured, Humanitarian, Innovation, Research January 29, 2013 at 10:26

World one-stop patent licensing leader MPEG LA discussed its “many-to-many” licensing model, at a conference on Food Security last week, as providing for open licensing access to intellectual property owned […]

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FOOD SECURITY: Locust warning for northwest Africa

FOOD SECURITY: Locust warning for northwest Africa

Featured, Humanitarian, Research October 30, 2012 at 11:37

Swarms of desert locusts are likely to migrate to Algeria, Libya, Mauritania and Morocco in the coming weeks from West Africa and the Sahel region, says the UN Food and […]

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World food stocks to rise, but hunger risks persist in Sahel, Near East / Food security worsening in Syria, Yemen, amid unrest, says FAO

World food stocks to rise, but hunger risks persist in Sahel, Near East / Food security worsening in Syria, Yemen, amid unrest, says FAO

Agriculture, Government, Humanitarian June 14, 2012 at 21:03

FAO’s quarterly forecast of agricultural production and food security gives an overall positive outlook for cereal production worldwide, but warns that several regions of the world are expected to struggle […]

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AGRA to help implement new G8 Global Partnership Initiative on Food Security

AGRA to help implement new G8 Global Partnership Initiative on Food Security

Agriculture, Featured, Government, Research May 22, 2012 at 13:18

The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) (http://www.agra-alliance.org) was given a key role in the G8′s next phase of a shared commitment to achieve global food security. The […]

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Libya and FAO renew commitment to develop the country’s agriculture and food security

Libya and FAO renew commitment to develop the country’s agriculture and food security

Libya and FAO have commited themselves to work together to develop the country’s agricultural sector and improve food security, signing a cooperation agreement at FAO headquarters. Under the agreement, Libya […]

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South Asia gets climate-smart learning platform

South Asia gets climate-smart learning platform

Agriculture, Green Technologies, Science May 9, 2012 at 08:39

A new learning platform aims to facilitate the sharing of ‘climate-smart’ agriculture practices that address growing concerns about food security, climate change adaptation and mitigation in South Asia. The Climate Smart Agriculture Learning Platform for South […]

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Global development agenda ‘must prioritise agriculture, food policy’

Global development agenda ‘must prioritise agriculture, food policy’

Agriculture, Research, Science April 25, 2012 at 11:34

Major risks to food security have successfully helped to push agriculture and food policy higher up the international development agenda, according to a report by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). However, according to IFPRI’s 2011 […]

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Hydropower ‘could supply Africa’s entire power needs’

Hydropower ‘could supply Africa’s entire power needs’

Hydropower could supply all of Africa’s electricity needs if cross-border cooperation was stepped up, according to a UN report launched last week (12 March) at the World Water Forum in Marseilles, France. […]

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Africa: Time to make agricultural research a top priority

Agriculture, Green Technologies January 31, 2011 at 17:13

Recent protests over food prices underline a key message from a new report about the potential dangers of neglecting agricultural research. The ousting of Tunisia’s president last week, and unrest […]

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