Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 16 October 2017 at 11:37

Food Insecurity in the Country continues to Threaten People's lives.

What could be the problem?

Today is World Food Day but about 69% of the total population of Uganda is food insecure, a report released by the Office of the Prime Minister's Department of relief, disaster preparedness ad Management titled; Food security assessment says. The report further says, food insecurity has been a great threat to Uganda as some Ugandans hardly access a meal a day. It states that, majority of people especially in rural areas survive on porridge and wild roots.

It is believed that; political instabilities in the neighboring countries have led to many immigrants to come to Uganda thus creating tensions where resources especially; land are scarce, poor climatic changes and other related factors have caused food insecurity in the Country. Poor soils and low participation of youth in Agriculture are also lined as a cause of hunger in the Country.

What is Uganda doing about this? Uganda through the

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 16 October 2017 at 10:13

Financing Women Farmers:
The need to increase and redirect agriculture & climate adaptation resources

Oxfam analysis finds that governments and donors are failing to provide women farmers with relevant and adequate support for farming and adapting to climate change. Oxfam conducted research on government and donor investments in Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines and Tanzania. It found that funding in these countries is significantly lower than commitments that have been made, and there is little evidence of resources and technical assistance reaching women farmers. Resources are being diverted to priorities other than smallholder farmers, and for the most part governments lack the capacity to deliver funding to them. This paper presents the findings along with recommendations for governments.

Author: Pearl-Martinez, Rebecca
Publication date: 13 Oct 2017
Publisher: Oxfam

You can download the paper and summary of the paper here. 

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 10 October 2017 at 12:37

Interview with Soil Scientist Johan Bouma

SoilCares interviewed professor Johan Bouma, a renowned soil scientist, about the importance of soil in creating a sustainable world and how SoilCares can contribute to it.

SoilCares talks about the importance of soil in creating a sustainable world with retired Professor Johan Bouma, a Dutch soil scientists with vast experience working for Wageningen University and Research Centre. He shares his views on soil’s role in attaining the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and how SoilCares can relate to this and contribute to making the world more sustainable.

Professor Bouma, can you elaborate on the importance of soil in creating a more sustainable world?

Johan Bouma: "The concept of a sustainable world was first articulated in 1987 in the Brundtland Report. Nobody is against a sustainable world, of course, but in the past it was difficult to make it clear what a sustainable world really would entail and how to make it operational. I think the acceptance

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Anne Marie Kortleve Nice interview! Interesting read for your soil community in Ethiopia Meskerem Niesette RitmeesterSarah Assefa or Gizaw Legesse

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Posted By in World Food Day 2017
Posted 9 October 2017 at 09:59

Unlocking the Coffee Chain - Weet u genoeg van uw kopje koffie om te ontsnappen?

14 oktober 2017 Mauritskazerne, Ede Nieuwe Kazernelaan 2 10:00-11:15

Agriterra nodigt u van harte uit voor de exclusieve opening van Unlocking the Coffee Chain op World Food Day 2017 in de Mauritskazerne in Ede. In deze Coffee Escape Challenge gaat de bezoeker op reis langs een serie puzzels naar de herkomst van de koffieboon.

World Food Day 2017 is een jaarlijks terugkerend publieksfestival dat de bezoekers betrekt bij wereldvoedselvraagstukken. Agriterra is partner van World Food Day. De Coffee Escape Challenge is ontwikkeld i.s.m. Moyee Coffee, Koffiebranderij Peeze en Zwarte Koffie. Op World Food Day kunnen bezoekers meedoen aan workshops, debatten en experiences en krijgen op excursie een kijkje in de keuken van voedselproducenten en verwerkers. Het is een ideaal dagje uit voor iedereen die van eten houdt en er zijn activiteiten voor het hele gezin.

De Escape Challenge bevindt zich in Het Ke

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Wereldvoedseldag 2017

Event posted by in Hivos
  14 October 2017, All Day Event
  Ede, Netherlands

Op 14 oktober vindt in Ede het Wereldvoedseldag festival plaats. Hivos organiseert twee interactieve programmaonderdelen.

Fast Facts trekmuur
Wist je dat bij de productie van 100gram chocolade 1.700 liter water wordt verbruikt? Of dat bewerkte palmolie te vinden is in wel 60% van onze levensmiddelen? We zijn bezig met gezondheid en welzijn maar hebben eigenlijk geen idee van de ondoorgrondelijke wereld die schuilt achter de dingen die we eten. Om aandacht te vragen voor de effecten van ons huidige voedselsysteem heeft Hivos de Fast Facts trekmuur ontwikkeld. Hier trek je naast je snack pittige feitjes over ons falende voedselsysteem.

Corn(y) Truths (Talkshow in English)
Why do we need 700 species of corn instead of 5, and all kind of different grains instead of just our plain wheat?
In this talkshow you will find out why the diversity of crops is so super important for a region. With moderator Marieke Eyskoot we will be discussing these issues with people that we flew in from aal over the worl

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