newsletter week of april 21st 2014

Hello, and welcome to the IFPRI Uganda Strategy Support Program’s weekly news digest. The PASIC project, in which IFPRI-kampala is involved, made the news this week!   In addition, we report on A Green Revolution, this time for Africa. We also have news on Bananageddon: Millions face hunger as deadly fungus Panama disease decimates globalread more

Global Policymakers Commit to Scaling-Up Nutritious Foods to Reach Millions

Global policymakers, meeting in Kigali earlier this month at the 2nd Global Conference on Biofortification, committed to making biofortified nutritious foods more widely available in order to improve nutrition and health for millions of people around the world. 

New £7.2m research collaboration to eliminate malnutrition through agriculture

A new partnership has been awarded £7.2m from the Department of International Development (DFID) for a groundbreaking five-year research initiative, Innovative Metrics and Methods for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA).

Nutrition Embedding Evaluation Programme Grant

PATH

PATH is pleased to release a second Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) for grants opportunities under the Nutrition Embedding Evaluation Programme (NEEP).

Call for Concept Notes, Regional Ag Research

The Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA) is pleased to issue its first call for concept notes in 2014, for regional agricultural research and development projects.

Source: GSSP Notes

Ghana Agricultural News Digest – April 22, 2014.

Below are some current developments on Agriculture in Africa: Agricultural Issues Ghana to Become Self-sufficient in Rice by 2017 Mr Kofi Humado, Minister of Food and Agriculture has announced that government has allocated rice production targets to all regions in the country to become self-sufficient by 2017. He said Ghana had already become self-sufficient inread more

Maize bumper crop triggers reassessment of Ethiopia’s cereal export ban

Eight years ago, the Government of Ethiopia placed an export ban on maize and other major cereal crops. At the time, Ethiopia’s grain prices were three times higher than those on international markets. The government saw the price hikes as a symptom of trade and not high inflation rates, among other factors. But in 2013,read more

Reframing Resilience for Pastoralists: Coping with drought matters, but is not the only thing that matters

Source: ILRI/Riccardo Gangale

  Leading up to the 2020 Conference, Farming First in partnership with IFPRI has initiated a series of guest blog posts on resilience. In this first post, Lance Robinson, an environmental governance and resilience specialist at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), reflects on what resilience means for pastoralists in the context of drought emergencies.

Global Policymakers Commit to Scaling-Up Nutritious Foods to Reach Millions

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PRESS RELEASE: Washington D.C., April 16, 2014. Global policymakers, meeting in Kigali earlier this month at the 2nd Global Conference on Biofortification, committed to making biofortified nutritious foods more widely available in order to improve nutrition and health for millions of people around the world.

weekly newsletter for week of April 7th and 14th

Hello, and welcome to the IFPRI Uganda Strategy Support Program’s weekly news digest. This weekly collection of recent news articles related to agriculture in Uganda is compiled from online news sources. We also include links to recent publications on agricultural and policy-related research topics pertinent to Uganda. In news this week, we report on Uganda'sread more