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  • GAPAD SDG2

    Thursday, 17 November, 2016

    The Global Action Plan for Agricultural Diversification (GAPAD) is an initiative to support the Sustainable Development Agenda (Agenda 2030) adopted by the United Nations in September 2015.

  • GAPAD SDG2 2016 Webinar

    Tuesday, 30 August, 2016

    GAPAD SDG2 2016 Webinar: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture. Tuesday | 20 September 2016 Time : 11.00am (East African Time)

  • Plantwise wins OECD development innovation prize

    Tuesday, 2 August, 2016

    11 March 2016 - The CABI-led Plantwise programme won the OECD Development Assistance Committee's Prize 2015 for innovation. The award recognises initiatives that take innovative approaches to international development, scaling up pilot projects and applying them more widely. Over the past five years, Plantwise has grown to reach over four million farmers in 34 countries, helping them to lose less and feed more.

  • The $60 billion a year industry made from a plant

    Tuesday, 2 August, 2016

    (CNN)The word bamboo typically brings to mind images of baskets, or bamboo shoots commonly used in Asian cuisine. But this hearty, fast-growing plant has become an economic stronghold in parts of the world, with an estimated global economy valued at $60 billion a year, according to the International Network of Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR), an intergovernmental organization promoting bamboo and rattan.

  • Quinoa for Future Food and Nutrition Security in Marginal Environments

    Tuesday, 2 August, 2016

    The global population is expected to increase to 9.7 billion in 2050 and there are concerns about the capacity of agriculture to produce enough food for the growing population. By some estimates, food production will need to go up by about 60 percent either through increase in crop yields per unit area or expansion in the arable land by 2050 to meet the demand (World Population Prospects-the 2008 Revision, UN, 2009).