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FAO Chief calls for paradigm shift in agriculture

Our current predominant model of agricultural production is “not suitable for the new food security challenges of the 21st century,” says José Graziano da Silva, Director General of the Food and Ag

We have the means to limit climate change and build a more prosperous future

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) yesterday presented the findings of it's latest report to policy makers, civil socie

Making PES more equitable: Uganda conference

Uganda is hosting a conference and technical workshop in late March to discuss how to make mechanisms that promote the protection of natural resources – such as Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES

Going green in Rwanda

Rwanda’s efforts to balance its increasing population with protection of natural resources are reported in a release from KT Press.

Rural areas critical to achieving sustainable development

Smallholder farmers and rural people can play a critical role in achieving the post-2015 development agenda, says a concept note from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) prep

Climate-smart agriculture in Jamaica

A group of 186 farmers have graduated from a climate-smart agriculture farmer field school and climate change action training programme in Jamaica, as the island nation takes steps to mitigate and

Fellowships awarded to 70 outstanding African women scientists

Seventy women scientists from across Africa have just been awarded fellowships through the African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) program.

Smallholders and agro-ecological approaches need international attention

The need to pay more attention to small-scale farmers and agro-ecological approaches is highlighted in an opinion piece in The Express Tribune.

Bihar State, India wants farmers to benefit from agroforestry

In a move to further boost agroforestry in the East Indian State of Bihar, foresters and forest guards are being trained in agroforestry, land management, nursery and plantation techniques.

Improved African crops will soon be available to fight malnutrition and hunger

Improved varieties of indigenous African species - Baobab, groundnuts, white sapota, custard apple, marula, African eggplant, drum stick, lablab beans, finger millet and the common bean – will soon

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