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Knowledge Sharing for Sustainable Development in the Asia Pacific Region
By admin May 13, 2019

As a region, Asian Pacific countries are coming together to evaluate their progress in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. From 27-29 March 2019 more than 850 participants from governments, inter-governmental organizations, United Nations bodies, and civil society organizations convened for the Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development in Bangkok, Thailand. This 6th forum

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When Technology Meets Agriculture: Can We Expect More?
By admin October 9, 2018

Nowadays, agricultural technology is no longer an obscure niche. The blockchain in agriculture and food supply chains markets will be worth over $400 million in the next five years, according to a new report authored by Reportlinker last Thursday. The boom of agriculture technology can be explained by Demand and Supply Law. The population growth

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Agriculture and the Least Developed Countries
By admin July 25, 2018

Even though the world’s farmers are producing enough calories to feed the entire population plus an additional 1.6 billion people, hunger remains an issue as the calories are not evenly distributed. Innovation in food production has helped feed a growing population. However, in the least developed countries (LDCs), advancements in agricultural technology are lagging behind.

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Rebuilding After El Nino
By admin April 18, 2017

Southern Africa’s ecosystems and natural resources are at risk with temperatures rising, scarce water supplies, and severe droughts. The effects of El-Nino, that ended early 2016, still have not been dealt with and have continued to leave the region with continuous problems. The natural disaster was ranked as one of the top three since 1950.

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Narrowing the Gender Gap in Agriculture
By admin February 16, 2017

Agriculture is an important source of livelihood for millions of people across the world. It contributes to economic growth, provides employment, generates trade revenues for many export-oriented countries and, more importantly, large segments of the poorest populations who reside in rural areas and make a living off agriculture to escape poverty. From land to sea,

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The Ethical Side of Agricultural Growth Projects in Africa
By admin December 5, 2016

Amongst the many challenges Africa faces today, we can surely enlist obstacles related to food production as one of them. With massive population growth facing countries across the continent, along with the environmental challenges related to climate change and low yield growth, Africa needs to expand food production or it may never resolve its massive

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Challenging Mainstream Thought: What are the main drivers of climate change?
By admin November 16, 2016

In an age of information, we are often challenged by many sources of information, and then counter-information, and then a counter to the counter as well. When one just wants to find some facts on an issue, it is often a challenge to uncover what the truest set of facts may be and that comes

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Avocados may not be as Green as they look
By admin October 3, 2016

Avocados have become a staple in our modern diets. What was once an exotic fruit today has become a trendy add to our everyday recipes; whether smashed, crushed or sliced on toast, it is without doubt a fruit which is savoured all across the world. This particular fruit has not only become part of our

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Zanzibar’s Threatened Aquaculture
By admin September 15, 2016

A product that has seen a recent uptick in popularity is seaweed. It has long been used as a preservative, flavoring and also in medicines, however it is recently being touted as the ultimate healthy snack, rivaling conventional chips and crackers. Given its growing popularity, we look to the semi-autonomous nation of Zanzibar, just off

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Harnessing Social Media in Agriculture
By admin August 18, 2016

The transparent information and open communication that make for better business has upended industries of all sorts. Those same principles can be applied to one of the world’s oldest and most important livelihoods: Agriculture. It has been proven that digital tools can have tangible business benefits for the agricultural sector as a whole. Information disseminated

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Bridging the Gender Gap in Agriculture
By admin July 13, 2016

Land ownership and involvement in the agricultural systems exemplify the significant gender gaps and inequalities that exist today. The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) estimates that if women were given access to the same resources as well, yields could rise by 20-30 percent and country agricultural output could rise by 2.5-4 percent, resulting in lifting

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Cooperating on Cooperatives
By admin July 6, 2016

World Day for Cooperatives brought attention to the importance of agricultural, social and financial cooperatives in contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). According to the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA), cooperatives have seven major characteristics: Voluntary and open membership Democratic member control Member economic participation Autonomy and independence Provision of education, training and information Cooperation

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