Agriculture & Nutrition

Ghana launches nationwide census on agriculture

by Xinhua Xinhua News June 10, 2018

Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo recently launched the census of agriculture to gather reliable data to inform national policy interventions in the development of agriculture in the country. Ghana last held a census of agriculture some 33 years ago and hopes that the 2018 data collecti...

Video: Ways to impact Food Security

by June 6, 2018

The US Agency for International Development created a video that describes challenges people, farmers, and governments may encounter to try to be food secure. This short video Food Security talks about some ways countries can improve agriculture ...

Revealing Food’s Hidden Costs: New Framework for Food and Agriculture

by Danielle Nierenberg Food Tank June 4, 2018

A new report released today offers a ground-breaking platform to evaluate the real costs and benefits—including environmental, health, and social impacts—of our agriculture and food systems....

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With bees on the brink, World Bee Day seeks to raise awareness

by Deutsche Welle May 20, 2018

Organizations across the globe on Sunday marked the first-ever World Bee Day launched by the UN to raise awareness about the fate of pollinators. Over the past decade, bees and other pollinators have witnessed a steady decline, with experts blaming several factors, including insecticides, climate c...

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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...

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...