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Agri-Food News and Media
A Business Case For Enhanced Investments In The Groundnut Value Chain In Tanzania
TanzaniaCGIAR

Apart from providing food, agriculture contributes to economic growth and the livelihoods of people in both urban and rural areas through trade. This study analyzes the business case for groundnut farmers and off-takers in Tanzania and beyond to iden...

Agri-Food News and Media
Harnessing Opportunities For Informed Investments In The Sorghum Community Value Chain In Tanzania
All Countries, TanzaniaCGIAR

This study was conducted among sorghum farmers, focus groups, seed producers and extension officers in 10 districts of Tanzania to map out business opportunities along the sorghum value chain. Results obtained demonstrated that socio-economic factors...

Agri-Food News and Media
Change In Global Freshwater Storage
All CountriesCGIAR

Conjunctive use of different water stores is a prerequisite for water security and it is vital that natural water stores are fully integrated, alongside man-made water infrastructure, in future water resources planning and management.

Agri-Food News and Media
Strengthening Global Health Security By Improving Disease Surveillance In Remote Rural Areas Of Low Income And Middle Income Countries
All CountriesCGIAR

We highlight why investing in disease surveillance in remote rural areas of low-income and middle-income countries will benefit the global community and review current approaches. Using semi-arid regions in Kenya as a case study, we provide a practic...

Agri-Food News and Media
An Assessment Of Biosecurity Practices In Cattles, Sheep, And Goats Production, Marketing And Slaughter
KenyaCGIAR

Globally, biosecurity is instrumental in prevention, control and management of livestock diseases and protection of human health. It is defined, prescribed, adopted and enforced through global, regional and national frameworks, laws, policies and str...

Agri-Food News and Media
Assessment Of Grain Legumes And Dryland Cereals Seed Value Chains In Uganda
UgandaCGIAR

This paper analyses the current state of Uganda’s seed value chain for grain legumes and dryland cereals (GLDC), the challenges as well as the opportunities in it. It also identifies critical areas that can drive sustainability in seed value chains.

Agri-Food News and Media
Don't Be Too Hasty To Throw Away Old Seedlings!
All CountriesBill Kerr

It’s expensive to throw away perfectly healthy seedlings. Rather keep them in limbo until you can plant them, says Bill Kerr.

Agri-Food News and Media
Rising Demand For Rice In Animal Feed Puts Pressure On Supplies
All CountriesElizabeth Schroeder

The use of low-grade rice in animal feed rations across Asia has resulted in the price of this staple commodity rising rapidly.

Agri-Food News and Media
Charcoal Production 'A Valuable Source' Of Income On Farms
All CountriesAnnelie Coleman

Charcoal production in Namibia formed an important part of on-farm diversification and offered farmers a valuable source of additional income.

Agri-Food News and Media
Know The Basics :Starting A Commercial Beef Herd From Scratch
All CountriesMagda du Toit

The aim of any well-managed commercial cattle farm is to produce high-quality beef for the market at a profitable level. Magda du Toit provides emerging and aspiring beef cattle farmers with a guideline of the elements they need to consider when emba...

Agri-Food News and Media, Agri-Tech and Digital Services
The Global Divide In Data-Driven Farming
All CountriesMehrabi, McDowell, Ricciardi, Levers, Martinez, Me...

Big data and mobile technology are widely claimed to be global disruptive forces in agriculture that benefit small-scale farmers. Yet the access of small-scale farmers to this technology is poorly understood.

Agri-Food News and Media
FAO Publications Catalogue 2022
All CountriesFAO

This catalogue aims to improve the dissemination and outreach of FAO’s knowledge products and overall publishing programme.

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