31.10.2014

The key role that family farms play in enhancing nutrition, food security and poverty reduction was at the centre of this year’s World Food Day Colloquium at the Food Security Center of the University of Hohenheim.

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26.10.2014

A new study finds that orange maize improves vitamin A storage in children. Through natural gene selection, researchers at U.S. Purdue University succeeded in naturally enriching the pro-vitamin A content of maize, a finding that could... 

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24.10.2014

This year’s theme for World Food Day – which is observed every year on October 16th in more than 150 countries – is “Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition”. Our author Amrit Patel looks at the measures needed to achieve... 

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08.09.2014

Bicycle frames made of bamboo, kerosene made from algae, trainer soles out of rice husks – there seem to be an infinite number of ideas when it comes to replacing fossil, finite raw materials with renewable, seemingly infinite resources.... 

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31.10.2014

For five years, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, the Federal Office for the Environment and the Federal Office for Agriculture have actively supported work on a new standard to ensure that water usage worldwide can be... 

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20.10.2014

Recycling urine collected at public toilets is a cheap and simple way to produce fertiliser, according to the developer of a waterless urinal at Indian Technology Institute. 

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27.10.2014

Family farms are very diverse in terms of size, access to markets and household characteristics, as a result they have different needs from an innovation system, notes the FAO in the latest food and agriculture report. 

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COMING EVENTS

27 October - 1 November 2014 - Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC) Bangkok, Thailand

4th International Rice Congress (IRC2014) 

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15-23 November 2014 - North-South Centre - European Centre for Global Interdependence and Solidarity, Lissabon, Portugal

Global Education Week 2014 Ernährungssicherheit -Lebensmittelverschwendung 

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19-21 November 2014 - Rome

Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2)

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7 December 2014-International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), Lima, Peru

Food and Nutrition Security, Agriculture and Climate Change 

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7-9 January 2015 - The Empress Hotel, Chiang Mai, Thailand

1st International Conference on Asian Highland Natural Resources Management 

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2-10 February 2015 - Nürnberg, Germany

International DAAD-Alumni Winter School “Quality management along organic agri-value chains in developing countries – production, post-harvest technology, processing, marketing and trade”,

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3 - 6 March 2015 - Stuttgart, Germany

2nd International Congress Hidden Hunger - Hidden Hunger, Childhood Development and Long-term Prospects for Society and Economy

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19-22 November 2015 - Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria Hotel Manila, Philippines

Moringa Symposium and Congress

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17-22 July 2016 - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Tenth International Rangeland Congress (IRC) “The Future Management of Grazing and Wild Lands in a High Tech World”

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