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International year of pulses kicks off in January - Agriculture - General

THE United Nations has declared 2016 to be the International Year of Pulses.<p>This follows 2015’s International Year of Soils.<p>The official global …

International Year of Pulses highlights nutrition, sustainability

Wake up, world – it’s the International Year of Pulses! The United Nations has declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses (IYP) to celebrate …

Nutrition

With Twice The Protein As Quinoa, The Pulse Might Be The Year’s New Hot ‘Superfood’

Move over, quinoa, kale, and açaí — 2016’s newest superfood might come in a familiar package (or can). Pulses — the dried edible seeds of legume …

International Year of Pulses gives Australian industry hope for a big future around the world - ABC Rural - ABC News

Australian grain growers and marketers are hoping the International Year of Pulses can generate even more interest around the world in the already …

Agriculture

International Year of Pulses 2016 | 2016 International Year of Pulses

The 68th UN General Assembly declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses (IYP) (A/RES/68/231)<p>The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United …

World's 2030 goals put hunger and agriculture at the center of global policy

Food security, nutrition and sustainable agriculture are key to achieving the entire set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, FAO …

Research: Ethiopia to become world’s fastest-growing economy - Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle<p>September 17, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) –A report released by a research project, said that Ethiopia is on course to become world’s …

Spurring Investments And Innovation In Agriculture

The federal government is often criticized by Silicon Valley for being outdated and slow to react to cutting-edge technologies.<p>That old-hat perception is compounded in the agriculture industry, where many agreements take place with dirt-crusted handshakes on backcountry roads, rather than HD video …

Agriculture

The 100-year-old reality of food security

I’ve recently spent time with John McArthur and Professor Jeff Sachs, who have been thinking about the future of the planet in the context of the …

Editorial: World still falling short of feeding 9 billion

The annual World Food Prize Symposium in Des Moines focuses on the challenge of nearly doubling the production of food for a projected global …

Now is the time for another Green Revolution - Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

The Green Revolution of the 1960s prevented mass starvation in the developing world. Just as deep fear was taking hold among economists and …

My Hero is Norman Borlaug, and Here's Why

My Hero is Norman Borlaug, and Here’s Why<p><b>By Richard Levine</b><p>At last year’s annual meeting of the National Association of Science Writers, the 800 …

Agriculture

Chelsea Clinton On Women in Ag at #FoodPrize15

The official Borlaug 101 sessions kicked off yesterday afternoon in Des Moines, Iowa with remarks from Ambassador Kenneth M Quinn who is the …

New Approaches to Feeding a Hungry World

DES MOINES, Iowa (Agriculture.com) -- Chris Policinski is worried that the U.S., in particular, is approaching the issue of feeding nearly 10 billion …

World Food Prize Laureate Addresses Poverty and Women in Agriculture

The winner of the 2015 World Food Prize, Sir Fazle Hasan Abed of Bangladesh, was recognized Thursday evening for his achievements in BRAC, formerly …

Agriculture

More women researchers needed 'to deliver food security'

<b>Policy and business leaders have used a major food conference to highlight the need for more women in the global agriculture sector.</b><p>One of the speakers, Chelsea Clinton, told delegates that women were a "crucial, vital and necessary" part of delivering global food security.<p>Data shows that progress …

Breaking ground for groundnuts - Chapwa Kasoma

Teaching Resiliency: Training West Africa’s Cocoa Farmers

<b>Teaching Resiliency: Training West Africa’s Cocoa Farmers</b><p>Learning how to better manage her crops has changed Cecilia Pokuaa’s life. For small-scale …

Women contribute 70 per cent of Nigeria's agricultural workforce — AfDBNaija247news | Naija247news

The Nigeria Country Director, African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Ousmane Dore, said that Nigerian women contributed close to 70 per cent of …

Emerging from the Field: Women and the Global Fight Against Hunger

In attempting to understand the conditions in which women around the world live, we have come to realize that much of the information about women simply is not available. We are missing nearly 80 percent of the data on their empowerment. That missing information ranges from women's access to credit …

‘Rural women are the backbone of sustainable livelihoods,’ Ban declares on International Day

“They are farmers and farm workers, horticulturists and market sellers, business women and community leaders. Rural women are the backbone of …

Why We Need to Empower Rural Women

November 4, 2015 <br>Farmer Livelihood<p>In developing countries, women make up almost half the agricultural labor force. But that’s where the gender …

Sharing information key in fight against climate change, USDA's Harden says

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2015 – While world leaders negotiate in Paris over how to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, USDA Deputy Secretary Krysta …

A Pledge to Tackle Climate Change is a Pledge to Feed the World

Global leaders are convening in Paris for the 21st Conference of the Parties ("COP21") to address one of the most transformative issues of our time - climate change. The Pentagon calls it a threat multiplier. Among some academics, it's a stressor. In 2011, millions of Egyptians and Syrians knew it …

US leadership at Paris climate talks critical to future of agriculture

No industry in the United States or around the world is more vulnerable to a changing climate than agriculture. Simply put: it’s an outdoor industry. …

Food at COP21: three new initiatives spotlight food insecurity, soils, waste

Food was high on the agenda at the Paris climate talks this week—here are some of the highlights<p>It’s become a catch-22 of our times: the global food system is both a villain and a victim of climate change. Agriculture accounts for almost a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions, and yet floods, …

COP21: UN spotlights need to protect forests and agriculture to improve livelihoods, feed the world

The impacts of climate change on forests and agriculture were in the spotlight today at the United Nations climate change conference (COP21), as new …