Market Access

Systems Research for Sustainable Intensification in Smallholder Agriculture

Photo courtesy Bernard Vanlauwe, IITA

In the context of systems research in agriculture, ‘system’ may apply to the farming system, the livelihood system or the agro-ecological system. This ‘system’ may also exist at different levels or scales (such as farm, community, national, regional or global).

The 6th All African Conference on Animal Agriculture

Photo courtesy: Harvey Barrison via Flickr

The projected doubling in global food demand in the next 50 years poses significant challenges in the sustainability of food production and ecosystems, and the services they provide to society. This doubling will result from a projected 2.4-fold increase in per capita real income and also dietary shifts towards a higher proportion of meat (much of it from grain-fed animals).

Food Futures: A Story From the Roof of the World

Food sustains us; it gives us energy to live and feel alive. We love it; we hate it. It makes us laugh; it makes us cry (especially when slicing onions). Whatever the reason, food is highly emotive.

SEAVEG 2014: Families, Farms, Food

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The Organizing Committee takes pleasure in inviting scientists, students, farmers, policymakers and other stakeholders in the vegetable sector to participate in SEAVEG 2014: Families, Farms, FoodRegional Symposium on Sustaining Small-Scale Vegetable Production and Marketing Systems for Food and Nutrition Security

Reporting from the Agri4D Conference: Transforming Gender Roles in Agriculture - Ways Forward

A gender lens was applied to a wide range of agricultural research topics in one of the parallel sessions on Thursday morning (Sep 26th). As is often the case at the gender related discussions, a female dominated audience filled the room and speakers and facilitator were all women. However, as the session commenced about a quarter of seats were occupied by men.