Agriculture & Nutrition

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Save the bees! Lawmakers join the battle to save pollinators

by Kathleen Gray Detroit Free Press May 20, 2018

A pair of Michigan lawmakers introduced bills last week that aim to protect bees and other pollinators that are crucial to Michigan's agriculture industry.  (May 20 is #WorldBeeDay.)...

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TED Talk: Why Bees Are Disappearing

by Marla Spivak TED Talk April 12, 2018

Honeybees have thrived for 50 million years. So why did colonies recently start dying en masse? ...

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Agriculture in Africa: Telling Facts from Myths

by The World Bank Group The World Bank Group April 6, 2018

This project from The World Bank Group, “Agriculture in Africa: Telling facts from Myths,” contains 14 studies exploring some facts about Agriculture in Africa that many experts and policy makers consider self-evident truths. But the rural landscape of the continent has evolved, as has the Afric...

Taking a space-age approach to food security

by Gareth Willmer Devex March 20, 2018

Satellite technology can play a key part in meeting the world's ever-growing need for food, through the rise of high-resolution imagery. The World Bank and many NGOs are using satellite imagery to tailor programs for smallholder farmers....

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Gender gaps: Bane of Africa’s agricultural R&D

by Gilbert Nakweya SciDevNet March 19, 2018

Africa’s agricultural production is negatively affected by gaps in gender-responsive agricultural research, experts say. The gaps include fewer agricultural female researchers than male counterparts. Gender-responsive research addresses the distinct needs and priorities of men and women. Accordi...

  With her son playing next to her, Juanita Terrazas uses natural herbicides to protect the crops in her vegetable garden. The NGO Belgian Solidagro helps finance projects in her community. [Sanne Derks/Al Jazeera]

Bolivia’s indigenous women cope with climate change

by Sanne Derks Al Jazeera March 4, 2018

Women in Bolivia must adapt to climate change as they work to feed their families throughout the year...

Photo: The project, which initiated in 2012, aims to expand understanding of cassava, an indispensable crop in sub-Saharan Africa. [Courtesy of Linda L. McCandless]

Cornell-Led Project Awarded $35 Million to Research Crop Vital to Africa’s Food Security

by Hnin Ei Wai Lwin The Cornell Daily Sun February 21, 2018

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the United Kingdom government collectively awarded $35 million to a Cornell project researching and promoting the use of cassava, a carbohydrate-rich tuber plant, in sub-Saharan Africa....

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Can nuclear technology zap hunger in Central African Republic?

by Inna Lazareva Thomson Reuters Foundation via ReliefWeb February 19, 2018

Tucked away on the University of Bangui campus in the capital of Central African Republic, a portacabin surrounded by palm trees shelters neat rows of test-tubes filled with green shoots. Here scientists are running a laboratory using advanced nuclear-derived techniques to find a solution to one of...

The medical cost of obesity was 2.4 percent of all health care spending in Chile in 2016 and could rise to 4 percent by 2030. (Photo: Victor Ruiz Caballero/NYT)

In Sweeping War on Obesity, Chile Slays Tony the Tiger

by Andrew Jacobs The New York Times February 8, 2018

The Chilean government, facing skyrocketing rates of obesity, is waging war on unhealthy foods with a phalanx of marketing restrictions, mandatory packaging redesigns and labeling rules aimed at transforming the eating habits of 18 million people. New regulations, which corporate interests delayed f...

Aerial view of Amorentia, Blight’s family farm and nursery. The netting protects the plants from the ravages of hailstorms. [Photo: Howard Blight]

Can online courses fix Africa’s food insecurity?

by Nick Dall Ozy January 5, 2018

South African farmer Howard Blight's company, Agricolleges International (ACI), will roll out its first courses in early 2018, and in the next few years plans to have a curriculum incorporating all of the agrisciences and an expanding footprint across Africa....

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