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UN workshop points to technology for climate-resilient agriculture

By Helena Wright and Katrin Glatzel Image credit: IISD Last month, the UNFCCC Technology Executive Committee and the Adaptation Committee co-hosted the ‘Workshop on Technologies for Adaptation’ in Bonn, Germany.  The workshop highlighted a range of technologies for adaptation to climate … Continue reading

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Innovation happens best when it happens together

Last week’s 5th EU-Africa Business Forum  sought cooperation between Europe and Africa to invest in an emerging Africa and rise-up to the challenges ahead. Hopes of forging strong partnerships between the public and private sectors between Europe and Africa and … Continue reading

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Worming our way towards sustainable intensification: No-till farming in the UK

“There is nothing wrong with our land except our interference” (Edward Faulkner- Ploughman’s folly, 1943).  Land degradation is a serious problem that affects food security and livelihoods. It reduces agricultural productivity and leaves farmers less resilient to shocks and stresses, … Continue reading

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Green Meets Brown: The Many Colours of a Food Revolution

Dr. Norman Borlaug, “the Father of the Green Revolution” would be turning 100 this week. Influential figures in the fight against hunger gathered in his honour in Mexico, to celebrate his work in wheat improvement that saved more than a … Continue reading

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Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition: a Global Panel

By Katrin Glatzel Described as “opinionated” and “feisty”, by Sir John Beddington, the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition was launched at the end of October. Hosted by Professor Jeff Waage’s secretariat at the London International Development … Continue reading

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New $1.5 Million Grant Awarded to Agriculture for Impact

  Funding aims to inform policy debates around science and innovation for African Smallholder Agriculture London, UK – Agriculture for Impact, a research initiative based out of Imperial College London, has just received a $1.5 million grant from the Bill … Continue reading

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Agriculture Development: The Key to Achieving the Millennium Develpment Goals

By Ajiroba Oladipupo Daniel The MDGs overview The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that came out of the United Nations Millennium Summit in 2000 marked a noticeable shift in the commitments from governments to eradicate extreme poverty. For the first time … Continue reading

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Helping the most vulnerable farmers adapt to climate change – lessons from a Farm Africa project

By Jonathan Finnighan Helping the most vulnerable farmers adapt to climate change – lessons from a Farm Africa project The first thing that strikes me about Mwangangi’s farm is that it looks abandoned, like somebody left in a hurry. Manure … Continue reading

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Launch of Two New Reports: “Leaping And Learning” and “8 Views for the G8”

A recent event on the 29th May marked the launch of two new reports commissioned and edited by Agriculture for Impact. First, “Leaping and Learning: Linking Smallholders to Markets’ written in conjunction with the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and co-funded … Continue reading

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European Launch of the 2013 Montpellier panel Report

The Montpellier Panel’s 2013 report, Sustainable Intensification: A New Paradigm for African Agriculture, was launched in Brussels this week. Hosted by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), the seminar included Panel members David Radcliffe, Peter Hazell and … Continue reading

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