Monthly Archives: September 2013

Secrets of Brachiaria: An African pasture grass holds enormous promise for reducing greenhouse gases

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Brachiaria trials at CIAT’s headquarters in Colombia. This improved forage grass has been shown to inhibit nitrification, helping to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture (photo credit: CIAT/Neil Palmer). ‘Much has been written about…

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Modern Land Management: More than meets the eye

Originally posted on Tech4agri:
An example of an agricultural landscape/environmentSource: http://www.iucn.org Examining the topic of the week a little differently, let’s take a brief look at various land management techniques; your feedback is needed. What type of land management practices…

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Global efforts to combat advancing deserts and help drought-stricken areas worldwide (Google / African News)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Read at : Google Alerts – desertification http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/africa/2013-09/15/c_132722561.htm UN meeting set to renew fight against desertification NAIROBI, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) — Representatives from 194 countries and the European Union are due to begin a biennial meeting…

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Agrifood chain toolkit conference – researchers and practitioners unpack value chain analysis

Originally posted on CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish:
Farmer educates value chain visitors The CGIAR research programs on ‘Livestock and Fish’, and ‘Policies, Institutions and Markets’ recently joined forces to bring together nearly 60 participants interested in value…

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‘Grassroots action’ in livestock feeding to help curb global climate change

Originally posted on CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish:
Brachiaria forage grass, which has excellent BNI properties and could help reduce the need for nitrogen fertilizer in agriculture (image: CIAT/Neil Palmer) In a series of papers, scientists in the…

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Innovation in the agriculture, forestry and other land uses sector could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by half

Originally posted on One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?:
A new paper by Smith et al published in Global Change Biology asks the question, How much land-based greenhouse gas mitigation can be achieved without compromising food security and…

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Drylands Research:..committed to understanding the linkages between policy strategies, long-term change, environmental management and rural livelihoods in semi-arid areas.

    Drylands Research is an informal consortium committed to understanding the linkages between policy strategies, long-term change, environmental management and rural livelihoods in semi-arid areas. It was established by Michael Mortimore and Mary Tiffen to carry out and co-ordinate … Continue reading

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