food security

Agroforestry and Land Health in Malawi

In the last five years ICRAF has helped establish comprehensive soil information systems in Tanzania, Ethiopia, Ghana and Nigeria. Malawi is determined to be next.
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Africa has over 60% of the world’s uncultivated arable land but remains a major food importer. Even though agricultural production has grown by 130% over the past 30 years, with 18 Sub-Saharan countries halving the proportion of hungry people, more needs to be done. Soil is Africa’s most important natural resource: healthy and fertile soils are the cornerstones of food security.

Refining Honey Production Through Investing in Bee Houses

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Farmers in Uganda are learning new ways of managing their bees, avoiding conflict and making more money thanks to the help of an ‘innovation platform’.

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Farmers in Uganda are learning new ways of managing their bees, avoiding conflict and making more money thanks to the help of an ‘innovation platform’.

Planting Trees on a Stony Hill: A Story With Pictures

Researchers in Indonesia have produced an illustrated book to help farmers better understand research results
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by Rob Finlayson

The illustrated story book, Menanam Pohon di Bukit Batu (Planting Trees on a Stony Hill), was produced to help spread knowledge of land-restoration and food-security techniques developed by researchers and farmers in Haharu District on the island of Sumba.

GRO1000 Program Impact: Bringing Hope to 1,000 Communities

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Since 2011, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation has supported 1,000 community gardens in every state across the country. From edible gardens solving for food insecurity to green schoolyards providing natural places for children to learn and grow, GRO1000 is bringing the powerful benefits of gardens to the communities that need them the most. 

From Farm to Fork: Strengthening Direct Sales Between Smallholders and Consumers in Cusco, Peru

Researchers say farmers need more help if they are to sell healthy farm products directly to city consumers
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by Michelle Jackson, Environmental Consultant for ICRAF in Peru

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Raising Agrifood Yields Is Not Enough to Achieve Global Food Security

Solving Hunger Through Post-Harvest Loss Reduction
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People are still hungry. Despite decades of increasing agricultural yields in less-industrialized regions of the world, in large part thanks to the support from international agencies such as USAID, The Rockefeller Foundation, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, hunger persists. According to the Famine Early Warning Systems Network, food production over the past five years has generally increased worldwide. We grow enough food to feed the world’s population. Why does food security remain so elusive?

Monsanto Advances Key Sustainability Initiatives

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ST. LOUIS, July 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Monsanto Company today reported substantial progress on a host of sustainability commitments and programs in the areas of climate-smart agriculture practices, water quality, biodiversity, food security and operational efficiencies. 

How Governments Can Monitor Progress Towards Better Nutrition

Stochastic Impact Evaluation is being used to model the impacts of policies and other decisions about agricultural development on household nutrition.
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Goal 2 of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development calls on governments to "End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture". Each of the 193 countries that adopted the Agenda are faced with their own set of uncertain factors that influence their progress, making it difficult to obtain information to support policy, planning and implementation of practices that will result in better nutrition.

Whole Kids Foundation Joins Forces With Top Chef Talent to Fund School Beehives

Dinners hosted by Rick Bayless with Evan Robinson, Tom Douglas, Kevin Fink, Stephen Stryjewski, and Roberto Santibañez with Susana Trilling will raise funds during June, National Pollinator Month
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AUSTIN, Texas (May 17, 2018) /3BL Media/ – Today, Whole Kids Foundation announced the Give Bees A Chance Campaign to showcase the vital role that honey bees play in our food and gardens. The month-long fundraising effort to support the Honey Bee Grant Program, which provides educational honey beehives to schools and nonprofits, will take place during June, National Pollinator Month.

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