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Crop Biotechnology Course

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  30 April 2018 - 09:00 to 04 May 2018 - 17:00
  Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya

Event: Crop Biotechnology Course

Venue: Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.

Event Date: 30th April – 04th May 2018

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INTRODUCTION

The 2016 Global Hunger Index report, jointly published by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) with Concern Worldwide, and Welthungerhilfe (WHH), showed that the level of hunger globally remains high, with 795 million people still facing hunger, roughly one in four children affected by stunting, and 8 percent of children affected by wasting. Of the many strategies that have been suggested to address the issues of global poverty, hunger and environmental degradation, crop biotechnology is seen as a viable contribution to the solution. Biotechnology is any technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms or derivatives thereof, to make or modify products or processes for specific use. Some of the potential benefits of biot

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 5 September 2017 at 02:14

Book Release: The Quest for Change - Ethiopia's Agriculture and Policies, Strategies and Institutions

This book outlines briefing the reader to existing agriculture, pastoral and related policies and strategies with synoptic descriptions which are informed by the latest five-year development plan, i.e., the second Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP II). The book is designed to help policy and strategy analysts have a quick reference and a swift guide for dialogue in their endeavors to study policies and strategies in the agriculture and allied sector. It also has a reasonable coverage on institutional issues. This book may also help policy makers and those implementing policies, strategies and programs give answers for questions of change that may originate from various actors and stakeholders. The book may also be used as a reference and a guide to direct different questions that might have been raised in various forums and need to be channeled to policy and strategy dialogue and r

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Enhancing agriculture practices

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  28 July 2017, All Day Event
  KEDA Field Centre, Njia’panda, Moshi, Tanzania [see attached map]

The University of Sheffield’s Department of Geography would like to engage directly with local businesses, individuals and public institutes in Tanzania, and in particular the Kilimanjaro region, around the broad theme of agricultural and environmental management.

The objective of this 1-day workshop is to initiate an exchange of knowledge on experiences in agricultural practices and environmental management in order to explore innovations for enhancing food production whilst preserving soil and water resources. Specific areas to explore are:

1) Pesticide and fertiliser application, transport within the soil and diffuse pollution of surface water

2) Nutrient quantification and diffuse pollution monitoring technologies

3) Soil physical structure and soil health under different tillage and management practices

4) Soil amendments

These areas are at the core of the University’s expertise focused around the themes of soil health, sediment dynamics and erosion, pl

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Posted By in Horticulture in Zambia
Posted 25 June 2017 at 06:21

Army worm in your country?

The fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) is an insect-pest which causes major damage to more than 80 crop species, including economically important crops, such as maize, rice, sorghum, wheat, sugarcane, several other vegetable crops and cotton.

It was first officially reported in Nigeria in early 2016 and has been officially confirmed in 11 and suspected in at least 14 other African countries, as of April 2017. Read more here

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 2 February 2016 at 02:26

As GTP II gets underway, the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA), an agency focused on promoting agricultural sector transformation throughout Ethiopia, is currently hiring for the following positions:

- Director, Research & Extension deadline February 7, 2016

- Project Team Leader Tef Market Development deadline February 14, 2016

Project Officer, Market Services deadline February 8, 2016

- Project Officer, Regional Business Development Specialist-Tigray deadline February 7, 2016

- Project Officer, Regional Crop Specialist-Amhara deadline February 4, 2016 

- Project Officer, Regional Crop Specialist-Oromia deadline February 14, 2016

Positions will be based in Addis Ababa or as otherwise indicated above.  Compensation will be competitive with comparable positions.

For full details, please visit our website http://www.ata.gov.et/careers/If interested in this role, please submit an (i) Application Form (http://www.ata.gov.et/wp-content/uploa

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 22 May 2015 at 08:06

What is PestNet?

PestNet is an email network that helps people worldwide obtain rapid advice and information on crop protection, including the identification and management of plant pests. It started as a service for the Pacific, rapidly expanded to South East Asia, set up a separate service for the Caribbean, and now welcomes anyone interested in crop protection anywhere in the world. It's free to members. (How to Join Pestnet)

If you want to become a member, go to How to join Pestnet page  

More information, visit: http://www.pestnet.org/PestNet.aspx


Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 19 December 2014 at 09:57

Precision farming through Technology: A way to go !

https://www.agra-net.net/agra/agra-europe/analysis/analysis-precision-farming-aims-to-transform-crop-yields-through-technology-463533.htm