Category Archives: Livelihoods

Feeding the world’s growing population: how to solve the food crisis

The Canadian newspaper, The Globe and Mail has recently published a piece that looks at the question: “How do we feed seven billion people – and counting?” This question was posed to 18 of the world’s foremost thinkers on food … Continue reading

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Agricultural biodiversity in the Tajik Pamirs

Alessandra Giuliani, Frederik van Oudenhoven, and Shoista Mubalieva (2011)  Agricultural biodiversity in the Tajik Pamirs. Mountain Research and Development, 31(1):16-26. DOI: 10.1659/MRD-JOURNAL-D-10-00109.1 OPEN ACCESS PAPER This study investigates the role that local fruit varieties can play in achieving the dual … Continue reading

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The Economist: special report on feeding the world.

Inside the 26th February issue of The Economist our readers will find a 14 page special report on the future of food. The report: “The 9 billion-people question“ tells us that the world’s population will grow from the almost 7 … Continue reading

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New research papers focus on agricultural biodiversity and cacao improvement

Our readers will be happy to know that two open access research papers authored by our scientists have recently been published: Agricultural biodiversity is essential for a sustainable improvement in food and nutrition security. Frison, E.A.; Cherfas, J.; Hodgkin, T.  … Continue reading

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New IFPRI publication examines links between agriculture, nutrition and health

Interested in exploring the links between agriculture, nutrition and health? Then you will be happy to know that the latest International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has just released a publication that discusses  just this. The publication “Agriculture, nutrition, health: … Continue reading

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Webcast: Food systems and health in Sub-Saharan Africa

The United Nations University Office at the UN, New York (UNU-ONY), is organizing an event entitled “Food Systems and Health in Sub-Saharan Africa” presented by Per Pinstrup-Andersen, Professor at Cornell University and 2001 World Food Prize Laureate The presentation will … Continue reading

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Convention on Biological Diversity, COP 10

The 10th meeting of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 10) has begun, with representatives from over 190 countries gathering in Nagoya, Japan.  Some of the main issues that will be discussed at COP include  access and … Continue reading

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