Too big to be challenged? Consolidation in the global agrochemical world — Food (Policy) For Thought

I’ve been thinking a lot about power lately. Market power, to be precise. The coffee industry has always been relatively concentrated, but currently it is undergoing a period of consolidation that is reverberating across the sector. And it’s not alone: one of the most surprising news stories in recent weeks has been the announced $66 billion…

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Sustainable agricultural development for food security and nutrition — Dr. B. A. Usman’s Blog

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION: ? https://news4ilri.files.wordpress.com/2016/10/13cattle.png?w=500&h=500 UN endorses recommendations on sustainable agricultural development for food security and nutrition, including the role of livestock by SUSAN MACMILLAN The Policy Round Table of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), meeting in Rome on 17 Oct 2016, discussed the report on Sustainable Agricultural Development for Food Security and…

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How to increase agricultural productivity and enhance drought resilience — Dr. B. A. Usman’s Blog

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION: Photo credit: CCAFS – CGIAR Exchange meeting with farmers on farmer-managed natural regeneration in Niger. Photo: P. Savadogo (view original) ? A real opportunity to scale up Climate-Smart Villages in Niger In Niger, the World Bank is financing a project inspired by the Climate-Smart Village model of Kampa Zarma. by Mathieu Ouédraogo…

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Agricultural approaches that improve livelihoods — Dr. B. A. Usman’s Blog

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION: Photo credit: Pixabay Farmers of the Benna tribe in Ethiopia CCAFS, CTA Demonstrate Value of Climate-Smart Agriculture in Africa The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) released a book highlighting climate-smart agricultural practices across Africa, based on…

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Trees for the Future and the Forest Garden Program — DESERTIFICATION

Photo credit: Trees for the Future In Mbentinki, Senegal, women gather around to fill planting sacks for their new nursery. Desertification: Rooting out the Problem with Trees Article Post Written by Amanda Grossi, Trees Contributing Columnist More than 1.5 billion people in the world depend on degraded land, and about three quarters (74%) of […]

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