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May 2014 - Somalia’s livestock sector is based on nomadic pastoralism with a growing private sector led export industry and the mainstay of the Somali economy. Despite its many problems, the Horn of Africa nation comes second in global live sheep exports after Australia.
Apr 2014 - New findings based on survey results from 100 households located in southern Bolivia. 81% of farmers interviewed between December 2012 and March 2013 say quinoa is their primary source of income. Benefits of the increase in Quinoa prices:  Guarantees improved incomes and access to credit  Access to additional labour and machinery Increased productivity  Challenges:  Land ...more
Apr 2014 - Food Security and Agriculture face major challenges under climate change, in terms of expected negative impacts on productivity as well as implementation of sectoral actions to limit global warming. Agriculture's greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise – although not as fast as emissions from other human activities. Better national data on ...more
Mar 2014 - Youth un- and under-employment are critical issues facing Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). In spite of urbanisation and industrialisation, agriculture remains the principal employer and producer throughout SSA. Thus, a more modern and profitable agriculture sector (including aquaculture, fisheries, forestry and livestock) is required to generate much needed decent employment opportunities for ...more
Mar 2014 - Youth un- and under-employment are critical issues facing Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). In spite of urbanisation and industrialisation, agriculture remains the principal employer and producer throughout SSA. Thus, a more modern and profitable agriculture sector (including aquaculture fisheries, forestry and livestock) is required to generate much needed decent employment opportunities for ...more
Mar 2014 - Conservation Agriculture: food security in lesotho for a changing climate
Mar 2014 - Conservation agriculture systems utilize soils for the production of crops with the aim of reducing excessive mixing of the soil and maintaining crop residues on the soil surface in order to minimize damage to the environment.The 3 principles of CA are: minimun tillage and soil disturbance permanent soil cover with crop residues ...more
Feb 2014 - We must protect the environment that feeds us. We must protect our families. While we have produced food crops through conventional tillage for many years, this has come at great cost to our environment and soil productivity with negative impact on our households' food security. Conservation agriculture offers us the ...more
Jan 2014 - FAO in emergencies' infographic uses the latest information gathered by FAO, as well as OCHA and the Government of the Philippines on the impact of Typhoon Haiyan. Find data on how many people are affected and how extensive damages to the agriculture sector have been.
Oct 2013 - Many farmers across rural Africa depend on their livestock for survival. Whether animals such as chickens, goats, pigs and cattle are used as a primary source of household food or as income from the sale of animal by-products, they represent an important asset to many families throughout the continent. This reality, ...more
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