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EU-backed agricultural innovations project launched for Africa and Asia

Source: allafrica.com A three-year project dubbed “Capacity Development for Agricultural Innovation Systems (CDAIS)”, supported by the European Union has been launched. The €14 million project is expected to enhance efficient and sustainable agriculture innovation systems in eight countries including Rwanda. CDAIS is also aimed at making agriculture more productive and sustainable, …

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AquacultureNEWS

Poor can benefit from commercial aquaculture

A new report from WorldFish shows that resource-poor Bangladeshis can participate in commercial aquaculture, challenging conventional assumptions that this was not possible. The report also highlights that more of the very poor in Bangladesh are profiting from commercial aquaculture than was previously thought. Source: WorldFish The report – Aquaculture, employment, …

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First-ever Global Nutrition Report

A consortium of nations, organizations, researchers, and academics has released the first-ever comprehensive narrative on global health and country-level progress toward reducing malnutrition across the globe. Source: IFPRI The Global Nutrition Report (GNR) provides a global profile and country profiles on nutrition for each of the United Nations’ 193 member …

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Vietnam eyes water-saving technology for its rice farms

Agriculture experts say application of alternate wetting and drying (AWD) technology in Vietnam’s rice farms, one of South-East Asia’s largest rice-producing countries, holds great promise in cutting water use and greenhouse gas emissions from rice cultivation without sacrificing yield output Source: SciDevNet Vietnam along with Bangladesh and Colombia recently partnered …

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Coastal Bangladesh can be twice as productive

Land and water productivity in the polders of coastal Bangladesh have tremendous potential to be improved, profitable, and resilient to problems brought about by climate change. Source: IRRI News This was IRRI collaborative scientist Manoranjan Mondal’s take-off point during his symposium presentation at the 4th International Rice Congress (IRC2014) on …

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New climate and clean air coalition agriculture effort tackles climate change, supports rice production

Leading agricultural research institutes join partners in Bangladesh, Colombia and Vietnam in groundbreaking effort to reduce climate emissions while supporting rice producers’ efficient production Source: CCAFS A new collaborative effort launched today (31 Oct) seeks significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from rice cultivation — the second largest source of …

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2014 Global Hunger Index

Even as levels of hunger in many developing countries decline, two billion people suffer from hidden hunger according to 2014 Global Hunger Index. Source: IFPRI A staggering 2 billion people get so little essential vitamins and minerals from the foods they eat that they remain undernourished, according to the 2014 …

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Kenya and Taiwan join Delta Alliance

In 2009, Alterra Wageningen UR set up the Delta Alliance, an international knowledge-driven network for enhancing safety and sustainability in the delta regions of the world. Now that Kenya and Taiwan have joined the network, fourteen deltas over the whole world are members. Source: Wageningen UR Together the member countries …

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Aquaculture

Training helps Bangladeshi families grow more fish and vegetables

More than 71,000 Bangladeshi women have participated in training provided by the USAID-funded Aquaculture for Income and Nutrition (AIN) project. Source: WorldFish Twice a day Rima Mazumder tends to her carp fry, giving them the proper amount of feed, testing their water quality and watching closely to make sure they’re …

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