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DA Corn Program Holds 1st Quarter Assessment

The Philippines’ Department of Agriculture recently conducted an evaluation of its AgriPinoy corn program. Its initial year focused mainly on cost-reducing technologies and new systems adapting to issues brought by climate change and catastrophes. The Agricultural Guarantee Fund Pool and Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation also will provide post-harvest facilities and processing machines to farmers. The […]

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Ghana’s Agric Sector Likely to be Worst Hit by Climate Change Report

The EPA has reported that Ghana’s agricultural sector could be severely impacted by climate change if measures are not taken immediately. Most farmers are poor, small landholders and do not have knowledge of sustainable agricultural practices, technology, or how to properly utilize natural resources. Increased temperature has also led to increased pest attacks. Currently, the […]

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Nigeria’s Rising Population May Spoil Agricultural Transformation

Nigeria will be heavily affected by climate change, as agriculture will naturally decrease by 30% in 2030. Additionally, the rising age of farmers (from an average of between 55 and 60 to between 75 and 80) and 50% rate of youth migration to urban environments will cause additional issues. The government plans to increase food […]

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Raila Urges Solutions to Kenya’s Food Deficit

The Kenyan Prime Minister urged Kenya to reducing PHL as a factor in resolving the country’s food insecurity. About 17.5 percent of Kenyans suffer from food insecurity. Currently, PHL in Kenya exceeds the amount of food imports.  http://www.allkenyanews.com/2012/05/raila-urges-solutions-to-kenyas-food-deficit/  

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FAO to Help Train AP Farmers in Raising Productivity

The FAO is working with the Indian Agriculture Department to improve productivity of oilseeds and pulses in Andhra Pradesh. This will consist of a training program tailored to the particular climatic conditions and needs of the region. The FAO will assist in capacity building for staff, especially for efficient water use technologies and the effect […]

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Emphasise Proper Planning

The Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is urging Bangladeshi engineers to put more focus on food security, as the country loses Tk 30,000 crore annually due to PHL. The main cause is lack of proper storage facilities. http://archive.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=218399

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Sahel’s Looming Food Crisis Gets Swift Response But No Long-term Answers

The drought affecting the Sahel region in Africa has led to quick responses by NGOs and government agencies. Other countries are learning to intervene before tragedy strikes and are investing in technologies and training that will help stabilize their futures. http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2012/jan/09/sahel-looming-food-crisis?newsfeed=true

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Climate Change ‘Fights’ Rice Farmers in Northern Ghana

In Ghana, torrential rainfall led to a reduction of rice production by 36%, loss of 14 human lives, and millions of Ghana Cedis in crop damage and loss. Farmers have called for an agro-metereological station to forewarn farmers and help them prepare for the effects of climate change. http://vibeghana.com/2011/12/30/climate-change-fights-rice-farmers-in-northern-ghana/

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Exploring Sustainable Solutions for Increasing Global Food Supplies

‘Exploring Sustainable Solutions for Increasing Global Food Supplies’ is a report from a workshop held by the National Research Council. Agricultural issues related to climate change, energy efficiency, food value chain, political economy, and more are all discussed. http://www.scribd.com/doc/76873514/Exploring-Sustainable-Solutions

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Fast for Life! Reflect on Global Food Waste and Post Harvest Losses

The Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance, an international network of churches and Christian organizations focusing on food advocacy as well as other global issues, is promoting a “Fast for Life” initiative, informing network participants to fast, analyze food wastage, and create solutions in their local communities related to farmer PHL, personal food loss, and policy implications. http://www.e-alliance.ch/en/s/news/single/article/2012/01/10/fast-for-life-reflect-on-global-food-waste-and-post-harvest-losses/

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