Day: April 24, 2013

Food security is an environmental issue (RYOT)


Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Read at : http://www.ryot.org/combating-hunger-by-caring-for-the-earth-why-food-security-is-an-environmental-issue/ Combating hunger by caring for the Earth: Why food security is an environmental issue By Annelise Battles,  Plant With Purpose Today, one in eight people[1] around the world will go to bed hungry. Though we often picture urban slums when discussing poverty,…

(Formerly) strange bedfellows in Zimbabwe: Crop and livestock researchers unite to improve smallholder agricultural in the country


Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
The ultimate test: Do livestock eat this feed? Yes. (Photo on Flickr by Swathi Sridharan/ICRISAT). In 2012, three CGIAR centres — the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), based in Africa; the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), based in Mexico; and the International Crops…