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Reducing the gender asset gap through agricultural development

Posted: 19 Nov 2014 12:36 PM PST

This guide explores the intersection of gender and assets in the context of agricultural interventions. It grows out of a collaborative effort among international agricultural research organizations, implementing partners, and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) partners who came together to evaluate the impact of agricultural interventions on the ability of men and women to use, control, and own key productive assets.

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24th Annual Martin J. Forman Memorial Lecture

Posted: 19 Nov 2014 09:36 AM PST

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12:15 pm to 1:45 pm EST (Please join us for lunch beginning at 11:45 am); Live webcast coming up at the scheduled time.
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Michael Anderson, Chief Executive Officer, Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) | Chair: Shenggen Fan, Director General of IFPRI.
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The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) is pleased to host the 24th Annual Martin J. Forman Memorial Lecture. The event commemorates the significant impact on international nutrition by Martin J. Forman, who headed the Office of Nutrition at USAID for more than 20 years. The annual lecturer is invited to present his or her personal, often unconventional, views about large issues dealing with malnutrition.

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Compact2025: New partnership for ending global hunger and malnutrition

Posted: 20 Nov 2014 11:41 AM PST

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  • We at IFPRI congratulate FAO and WHO and partners on successfully organizing ICN2.
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    12 killer facts from the Global Nutrition Report

    Posted: 24 Nov 2014 10:51 AM PST

    This blog story by IFPRI senior researcher Lawrence Haddad was originally posted on his Development Horizons blog.

    I have described the Global Nutrition Report as an evidence based treasure trove for influencing.

    You will have your own favorite stats, but here are some of mine:

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    Highlights of recent IFPRI food policy research for Canada

    Posted: 24 Nov 2014 10:05 AM PST

    In the wake of the food crises of the early 1970s and the resulting World Food Conference of 1974, a group of innovators realized that food security depends not only on crop production, but also on the policies that affect food systems, from farm to table. The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) was founded in 1975, seven years after the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), now known as the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Development (DFATD), was established.

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    Enhancing women's assets to manage risk under climate change

    Posted: 24 Nov 2014 07:15 AM PST

    Potential for group-based approaches

    The project "Enhancing Women's Assets to Manage Risk under Climate Change: Potential for Group-Based Approaches" aims to help poor women farmers and pastoralists in Africa south of the Sahara and South Asia—especially those in Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, and Bangladesh—manage risks under climate change. The notes in this collection explore how to protect or strengthen women's control over critical assets, including natural resources and social capital.

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    Linking poor livestock keepers to markets

    Posted: 16 Nov 2014 04:00 PM PST

    Linking poor livestock keepers to markets Baltenweck, I. The growing global demand for animal products also offers poor livestock keepers the opportunity to switch from the subsistence to the market economy. Our author gives an account of three approaches in the meat and dairy sector in Africa and Asia with their respective potentials and limitations – and also warns against possible negative effects.

    What is needed for reducing the greenhouse gas footprint?

    Posted: 16 Nov 2014 04:00 PM PST

    What is needed for reducing the greenhouse gas footprint? Dickhofer, U.; Butterbach-Bahl, K.; Pelster, D. Livestock production is responsible for a large amount of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. However, numerous approaches have been developed to reduce these emissions and thus lower environmental pollution caused by livestock husbandry. This article shows where interventions are possible and which hurdles have to be cleared in implementing the various measures needed.

    A new LandscapeDNDC biogeochemical module to predict CH4 and N2O emissions from lowland rice and upland cropping systems

    Posted: 03 Sep 2014 05:00 PM PDT

    A new LandscapeDNDC biogeochemical module to predict CH4 and N2O emissions from lowland rice and upland cropping systems Kraus, D.; Weller, S.; Klatt, S.; Haas, E.; Haas, E.; Kiese, R.; Butterbach-Bahl, K. Background and aims Replacing paddy rice by upland systems such as maize cultivation is an on-going trend in SE Asia caused by increasing water scarcity and higher demand for meat. How such land management changes will feedback on soil C and N cycles and soil greenhouse gas emissions is not well understood at present. Methods A new LandscapeDNDC biogeochemical module was developed that allows the effect of land management changes on soil C and N cycle to be simulated. The new module is applied in combination with further modules simulating microclimate and crop growth and evaluated against observations from field experiments. Results The model simulations agree well with observed dynamics of CH 4 emissions in paddy rice depending on changes in climatic conditions and agricultural management. Magnitude and peak emission periods of N 2 O from maize cultivation are simulated correctly, though there are still deficits in reproducing day-to-day dynamics. These shortcomings are most likely related to simulated soil hydrology and may only be resolved if LandscapeDNDC is coupled to more complex hydrological models. Conclusions LandscapeDNDC allows for simulation of changing land management practices in SE Asia. The possibility to couple LandscapeDNDC to more complex hydrological models is a feature needed to better understand related effects on soil-atmosphere-hydrosphere interactions.

    Characterization of the farming and livestock production systems and the potential to enhance livestock productivity through improved feeding in Jawe, Lemo Hadiya District, Ethiopia

    Posted: 14 Nov 2014 04:00 PM PST

    Characterization of the farming and livestock production systems and the potential to enhance livestock productivity through improved feeding in Jawe, Lemo Hadiya District, Ethiopia Mekonnen, A.; Mengistu, S.; Woldi, S.; Abiso, T.; Tessema, F.; Mulugeta, M.; Wamatu, J.

    Regional nitrogen budget of the Lake Victoria Basin, East Africa: Syntheses, uncertainties and perspectives

    Posted: 12 Oct 2014 05:00 PM PDT

    Regional nitrogen budget of the Lake Victoria Basin, East Africa: Syntheses, uncertainties and perspectives Zhou, M.; Brandt, P.; Pelster, D.; Rufino, M.C.; Robinson, T.; Butterbach-Bahl, K. Using the net anthropogenic nitrogen input (NANI) approach we estimated the N budget for the Lake Victoria Basin in East Africa. The NANI of the basin ranged from 887 to 3008 kg N km−2 yr−1 (mean: 1827 kg N km−2 yr−1) for the period 1995–2000. The net nitrogen release at basin level is due primarily to livestock and human consumption of feed and foods, contributing between 69% and 85%. Atmospheric oxidized N deposition contributed approximately 14% to the NANI of the Lake Victoria Basin, while either synthetic N fertilizer imports or biological N fixations only contributed less than 6% to the regional NANI. Due to the low N imports of feed and food products (<20 kg N km−2 yr−1), nitrogen release to the watershed must be derived from the mining of soil N stocks. The fraction of riverine N export to Lake Victoria accounted for 16%, which is much lower than for watersheds located in Europe and USA (25%). A significant reduction of the uncertainty of our N budget estimate for Lake Victoria Basin would be possible if better data on livestock systems and riverine N export were available. Our study indicates that at present soil N mining is the main source of nitrogen in the Lake Victoria Basin. Thus, sustainable N management requires increasing agricultural N inputs to guarantee food security and rehabilitation and protection of soils to minimize environmental costs. Moreover, to reduce N pollution of the lake, improving management of human and animal wastes needs to be carefully considered in future.

    Factors influencing adoption of dairy technology on small holder dairy farmers in selected zones of Amhara and Oromia National Regional States, Ethiopia

    Posted: 14 May 2014 05:00 PM PDT

    Factors influencing adoption of dairy technology on small holder dairy farmers in selected zones of Amhara and Oromia National Regional States, Ethiopia Dehinenet, G.; Mekonnen, H.; Kidoido, M.; Ashenafi, M.; Guerne Bleich, E. The dairy technology in Ethiopia was promoted and disseminated through both Non-Governmental and Governmental Organization with the aim of improving output, increasing incomes and consequently improving the livelihoods of the small holder farmers. This paper used the Heckman two-stage model to identify the factors that influence adoption of the technology and level of adoption. Farm and household level data were obtained from 384 farmers consisting of 192 adopters and 192 non-adopters. The results demonstrated that family size, farming experience, availability of dairy production extension services, availability of cross breed cows, accessibility of saving institutions, total income from milk and milk products, availability of training on livestock, age of household head and off-farm activity participation played significant roles on both the probability of dairy technology adoption and its level of adoption.

    Water balance dynamics in mixed crop-livestock systems of northern Ghana: Unraveling the interactions between farm-level and landscape fluxes in the face of climate change

    Posted: 14 Sep 2014 05:00 PM PDT

    Water balance dynamics in mixed crop-livestock systems of northern Ghana: Unraveling the interactions between farm-level and landscape fluxes in the face of climate change Kizito, F.; Panyan, E.; Ayantunde, A.; Bossio, D.; Karbo, N.; Avornyo, F.; Tengan, K. Agro-ecosystem productivity is highly dependent on moisture fluxes yet climate variability and climate change induce unpredictable dynamic interactions between farm-level and landscape-level flow of water resources. In this study, water balance dynamics at the farm level were investigated using real-time in-situ data collected with automated data loggers while the Water-World model populated with long-term hydrological and climatic data was used to ascertain the impact of climate change on moisture fluxes at landscape level on agro-ecosystems of Northern Ghana. On-farm seasonal water balance estimates within intercropped maize-soybean stands revealed that with the 716 mm of rainfall receivedin the season, evapotranspiration (ET) was the predominant factor accounting for about 78% of the fluxes. We demonstrate that runoff levels were not significant for intercropped stands where farmers had conducted soil and water conservation measures which translated to 30% lower runoff levels compared to the control treatments. From a bioclimatic standpoint, study results indicate a steady increase in temperature and a projected increase in rainfall over the next 40 years to the 2050s. Increment in rainfall amount could be desirable considering the recurrent dry spells in the Northern parts of Ghana. However, the shorter term impacts, particularly changes in the frequency and severity of rainfall events remain uncertain since increased amounts over short durations may translate into regional extreme events and could increase runoff severity in an area that is already prone to flooding. We surmise that managing variability in terms of innovative water storage solutions that complement soil and water conservation measures will reduce runoff levels and erosion and also help farmers with better coping mechanisms and adaptation to climate change, particularly among the poor resource farmers in these vulnerable landscapes.

    Establishment of six homozygous MHC-B haplotype populations associated with susceptibility to Marek's disease in Chinese specific pathogen-free BWEL chickens

    Posted: 31 Dec 2013 04:00 PM PST

    Establishment of six homozygous MHC-B haplotype populations associated with susceptibility to Marek's disease in Chinese specific pathogen-free BWEL chickens Caixia Gao; Lingxia Han; Jianlin Han; Jiasen Liu; Qian Jiang; Dongchun Guo; Liandong Qu The highly polymorphic chicken major histocompatibility complex (MHC) is associated with different levels of immunologic responses to certain avian pathogens. MHC-B haplotype chickens are an important genetic resource for studying the genetic determination of pathogen resistance and susceptibility. The BWEL chicken population is the only specific pathogen-free (SPF) chickens bred and developed by the State Center of Poultry Genetic Resources of Laboratory Animals in China. In this study, we successfully established six homozygous MHC-B haplotype populations from the BWEL chickens using microsatellite marker technology, named as BW/G(1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7) lines, and their molecular genotypes were matched to six serologically defined MHC-B haplotypes, B13, B15, B2, B5, B21 and B19, respectively. The sequences of BF genes exons 2 and 3 from four successive generations (F1–F4) of the BW/G(n) lines were completely consistent with those of serologically defined MHC-B haplotypes. Subsequently, six BW/G(n) line specific allo-antisera were prepared by immunization with red blood cells (RBCs) and hemagglutination tests results showed the BW/G(n) SPF chickens could be serologically differentiated. Additionally, susceptibility to Marek's disease (MD) in the BW/G3 (B2 haplotype) and BW/G7 (B19 haplotype) lines were determined by comparing mortality, macroscopic and histopathological lesions, and viral loads in feather pulp. The BW/G7 line showed greater genetic susceptibility to the very virulent MD virus (MDV) strain than the BW/G3 line. The establishment of MHC-B haplotype chicken populations associated with susceptibility to MD will be helpful for studying host immune responses and further developing the more effective vaccines in the context of MHC specificities, and they are also very useful for an understanding of MHC genes architecture and function.

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    Taking stock of national agricultural R&D capacity in Africa South of the Sahara

    Posted: 25 Nov 2014 09:01 PM PST

    This report is a timely input into the ongoing development agenda for Africa South of the Sahara (SSA). The 2013 report on agriculture and food systems by the United Nations' Sustainable Development Solutions Network released a set of post–2015 development goals, including recommendations that low- and middle-income countries increase their spending on agricultural research and development (R&D) by a minimum of 5 percent per year during 2015–2025, and that they allocate at least 1 percent of their agricultural gross domestic product (GDP) to public agricultural R&D.

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    African countries south of the Sahara must double investment in agricultural R&D, report finds

    Posted: 25 Nov 2014 09:01 PM PST

    Johannesburg, South Africa, 26 November, 2014 – African countries south of the Sahara will need to double their investment in agricultural research and development if ambitious United Nations and African Union targets are to be achieved, according to a new report issued by researchers at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

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    Using satellite data to insure camels, cows, sheep and goats: IBLI and the development of the world's first insurance for African pastoralists

    Posted: 25 Nov 2014 04:00 PM PST

    Using satellite data to insure camels, cows, sheep and goats: IBLI and the development of the world's first insurance for African pastoralists Dror, I.; Maheshwari, S.; Mude, A.G.

    More money, milk and meat: Promoting mass artificial insemination for Ethiopian cattle

    Posted: 05 Nov 2014 04:00 PM PST

    More money, milk and meat: Promoting mass artificial insemination for Ethiopian cattle ILRI Produced about the work of the Improving Productivity and Market Success (IPMS) of Ethiopian Farmers project. The film was originally done in October 2013. It explains how 'mass artificial insemination' of cattle combined with hormone synchronization and sex fixing benefits Ethiopia's cattle owners.

    Supporting community based seed potato multiplication in Ethiopia

    Posted: 10 Nov 2014 04:00 PM PST

    Supporting community based seed potato multiplication in Ethiopia ILRI This photofilm reports from Africa RISING activities in Ethiopia to transform agricultural systems through sustainable intensification. It explains how a farmer cooperative in Endamehoni woreds organized itself to produce and distribute seed potatoes..

    International livestock and one health research priorities: Perspectives from Southeast Asia

    Posted: 14 Oct 2014 05:00 PM PDT

    International livestock and one health research priorities: Perspectives from Southeast Asia Hung Nguyen-Viet To mark 40 years international livestock research, Hung Nguyen-Viet (ILRI Vietnam) reflects on a recent discussion at a regional workshop one health.

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    WWF/TRAFFIC Report Assesses Impacts of International Trade on Walrus Populations
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    27_November 2014: The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and TRAFFIC have released a report, titled 'Hauling Out: International Trade and Management of Walrus,' which concludes that a lack of long-term data and poor information quality on walrus populations makes it difficult to determine the impacts of international trade or climate change on the species. continued...
     
    CITES Virtual College Accessible in Chinese
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    26_November 2014: The Virtual College of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) has been translated into Chinese in an effort to reach a wider audience and assist Asia in enhancing the capacities of its CITES Authorities. Already more than 20,000 users have accessed the College, with 8 out of the top 20 user countries located in regions in Africa, Asia and Latin America. continued...
     
    World Bank Report: 'New Climate Normal' Severe Risk to Development
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    23_November 2014: Warming nearing 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels "is already locked into the Earth's atmospheric system by past and predicted greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions," according to the third installment in the World Bank's 'Turn Down the Heat' series. 'Turn Down the Heat: Confronting the New Climate Normal' examines the risks increased climate change poses to development across Latin America and the Caribbean, Eastern Europe and Central Asia and the Middle East and North Africa. continued...
     
    Federation of Mountain Protected Areas to Facilitate Management
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    26_November 2014: The Mountain Partnership Secretariat and Ev-K2-CNR presented the Federation of Mountain Protected Areas (FMPA), a global alliance of mountain protected areas (PAs), at the International Union for Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) World Parks Congress, which convened in Sydney, Australia, from 12-19 November 2014. The FMPA will provide a platform to share information, experiences and best practices to facilitate the management of mountain PAs. continued...
     
    UNEP-WCMC Updates Ocean Data Viewer
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    25_November 2014: The UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) has launched an updated version of its Ocean Data Viewer. The updated version facilitates comparison among the website's 22 global datasets on coastal and marine biodiversity, and features additional information and downloadable links. continued...
     
    Bioversity International, Embrapa Sign MoU to Advance Agricultural Biodiversity
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    24_November 2014: Bioversity International and the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa) signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen cooperation on the role of agricultural biodiversity in developing sustainable food systems. continued...
     
    IMO Regional Workshop Increases Understanding of London Protocol on Marine Dumping
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    19_November 2013: Environmental and maritime authorities from nine countries discussed the implications of ratifying, implementing and enforcing the Protocol to the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter (the London Convention) at a three-day regional workshop in Nairobi, Kenya. continued...
     
    CBD Holds Final Consultations on State of Knowledge on Biodiversity and Human Health
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    November_2014: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has conducted the final consultation for the publication, 'Connecting Global Priorities: Biodiversity and Human Health: A State of Knowledge Review.' The consultation took place at the International Union for Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) World Parks Congress, which convened in Sydney, Australia, from 12-19 November 2014. The publication will be the culmination of a joint CBD and World Health Organization (WHO) work program on biodiversity and human health. continued...
     
    ICRAF Partners with Clarins in China
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    24_November 2014: The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) announced its third public-private partnership of 2014, joining the French company Clarins to support agroforestry in China. The partnership will provide training for small-scale farmers to produce sustainable supplies of plants for beauty products. continued...
     
    Capacity Building Compendium for PAs Staff Launched at IUCN WPC
    Read More: Capacity Building Compendium for PAs Staff Launched at IUCN WPC
    20_November 2014: The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has announced the launch of the publication, titled 'Protected Area Governance and Management.' The compendium provides information on capacity development training for protected area field officers, field managers and executive-level managers with a view to improving governance and management of protected areas (PAs). continued...
     
    Pacific Islands Showcase Marine Conservation Efforts at World Parks Congress
    Read More: Pacific Islands Showcase Marine Conservation Efforts at World Parks Congress
    19_November 2014: Participants discussed threats to Pacific ecosystems and species, showcased efforts to conserve and manage biodiversity through marine protected areas (MPAs) and agreed on collaborative action during a series of Pacific-focused events that took place at the International Union for Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) World Parks Congress. continued...
     
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