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New frontiers for 21st century food systems

As nutrition gains more prominence in the global development agenda, research has evolved to explore ways for agriculture and other sectors to become more nutrition-sensitive. One way this is happening is through a shift in focus from agricultural production, to one explores a broader food systems perspective, emphasizing consumption and demand as well.

CIMMYT gathers partners to discuss biotic stress and crop model integration

When crops are damaged by other living organisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, insects and other pests, weeds or even cultivated plants competing for space and nutrients, we talk of the biotic stress. Biotic stresses are a major constraint to agricultural productivity in low and middle income countries. They affect poor producers and consumers the >> Read more

CIMMYT gathers partners to discuss biotic stress and crop model integration

By Kindie Tesfaye (CIMMYT) and Evgeniya Anisimova (PIM) When crops are damaged by other living organisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, insects and other pests, weeds or even cultivated plants competing for space and nutrients, we talk of the biotic stress. Biotic stresses are a major constraint to agricultural productivity in low and middle income >> Read more

CAPRi Blog: Impact of Biofuel Induced Land Corruption on Women; The Case of Chisumbanje Ethanol Project

In this blog, Farai Mutondoro, Mary Jane Ncube, Manase Chiweshe and Derick Hamunakwadi discuss the impact of land corruption, particularly on women. The blog is informed by a case study of the Chisumbanje Ethanol Project in Zimbabwe. The discussion on women, land and corruption is a missing narrative in the large scale land acquisitions and >> Read more

Synthesis of roundtable discussion outcomes

Compact2025 focal countries have made significant progress to reduce hunger and undernutrition.

Ghana Agricultural News Digest – July 27, 2016

Below are some current developments on agriculture in Africa: Media Reports Bridging the Gap between Forestry and Agriculture to Improve Food Security At the opening of the 23rd Session of the FAO Committee on Forestry (COFO), FAO presented its flagship publication The State of the World's Forests (SOFO) and called for better coordination between agriculture and forestry for sustainable >> Read more