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04.01.02 – AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES, ENGINEERING AND EDUCATION

RWANDA / COW DUNG BIOGAS

The UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in partnership with the Rwandan government has developed a "FlexiBiogas" method of capturing methane gas from cow dung to create a clean bio-gas to burn as fuel. IFAD  

28 Oct 2014 | Read More »

FIJI / ORGANIC ISLAND

Cicia island in Fiji is remote. Untouched by tourism and industry, the environment here is pristine – and its one thousand inhabitants intend to keep it this way.  In 2006, the elders banned the use of chemicals and fertilizers and last year, they officially declared Cicia an organic island. IFAD

30 Aug 2014 | Read More »

EAST AFRICA/ FOOD SECURITY

Four countries in eastern Africa – Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda – are taking steps to marshal the power of science to boost food and dairy production and reduce disease, which in turn puts more money into farmers' pockets. WORLD BANK AFRICA

12 Jul 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / HARVEST

Somali farmers have for the first time been able to supply high quality food to the UN's World Food Program (WFP), providing supplies to be used to feed fellow countrymen. This is a major breakthrough for the farmers, especially coming from an area that faced severe famine less than three years ago.  AU / UN [...]

15 Mar 2014 | Read More »

UN/ FAO FAMILY FARMING LAUNCH

The United Nations launched the 2014 International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) to stress the vast potential family farmers have to eradicate hunger and preserve natural resources. UNTV/ FAO

22 Nov 2013 | Read More »

INDIA / ORGANIC FARMING

50 years ago, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) established the Codex Alimentarius Commission to protect the health of consumers and ensure fair practices in the food trade. Farmers Shravani Devi Pachar and her husband Om Prakash have probably never have heard of Codex, but [...]

2 Jul 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / GLOBAL INNOVATION INDEX 2013

Speaking at the launch of the Global Innovation Index 2013 at the High-Level Segment of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in Geneva, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said, "This year's Global Innovation Index shows that the face of innovation in the twenty-first century is changing. Innovation is increasingly open, collaborative and international." CH UNTV

1 Jul 2013 | Read More »

HAITI / FORESTS

A new program in Haiti is taking care of the deforestation issue by replanting pine trees. MINUSTAH

1 Jun 2013 | Read More »

THE GAMBIA / LAND RECLAMATION

A government project in the small West African nation of The Gambia has so far reclaimed more than 34,000 hectares of degraded land for agricultural use. IFAD

27 Dec 2012 | Read More »

PERU / PLANT BREEDING

Few plants thrive at altitudes of over 4,000 metres, where soil is poor, water scarce and the winters harsh. But farmers in the High Andes of Peru can grow varieties of sturdy grains, such as barley, that can survive under extreme weather conditions. These have been developed with a plant breeding technique that uses radiation [...]

3 Nov 2012 | Read More »

 

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