Daily Archives: February 10, 2017

Safeguarding of biodiversity must be integrated across agricultural sectors

Safeguarding of biodiversity must be integrated across agricultural sectors

Fresh fruits at a stall in a Barcelona market. 20 December 2016, Rome – Governments from 167 countries have given unprecedented recognition to the need to protect biodiversity across the…

R/V Dr Fridtjof Nansen is ready to go! Join us!

The research Vessel Dr. Fridtjof Nansen is about to start a new exciting survey in the waters off Northwest Africa. The survey will start from Dakar, Senegal on 21 October…

Monkey fights help explain tipping points in animal societies

Previous studies of flocks, swarms, and schools suggest that animal societies may verge on a “critical” point — in other words, they are extremely sensitive and can be…

IDRC Fund For Innovations to Improve Livestock Vaccines in Africa and Asia

IDRC Fund For Innovations to Improve Livestock Vaccines in Africa and Asia

IDRC in Canada is calling for proposals to support novel ideas or pre-existing innovations to respond to the challenges of existing livestock vaccines in Sub-Saharan Africa and South…

Nigeria Bank To Contribute 5% Of Profit In Agriculture Fund

Nigeria Bank To Contribute 5% Of Profit In Agriculture Fund

Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) in the country are to contribute 5% cent of their annual Profit After Tax to an Agriculture Fund, which would be used to vigorously pursue the…

Easy off-line access to FAO aquaculture publications

All FAO aquaculture publications produced 1999-2015 are now available on a USB pen drive (credit card style, Version 03). This compilation makes sixteen years of publications readily available to…

International Year of Pulses closes with call to build upon strong momentum

International Year of Pulses closes with call to build upon strong momentum

In eastern Sri Lanka’s Vantharamoolai district, a woman harvests beans that are both nutritious and delicious. 10 February 2017, Rome/Ouagadougou – The International Year of Pulses (IYP…

FAO Blue Growth blog is now online!

FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department blog on Blue Growth is now available online. Source link…

Explosion in species diversity due to hybridization

No less than 500 new species of cichlids, brightly coloured perch-like fish, evolved in Lake Victoria (East Africa) over the past 15,000 years — a record in the…

EAF-Nansen Project – October 2015, special issue of e-APPROACH

In this special issue of the e-Approach we take a look at the R/V Dr Fridtjof Nansen demonstration survey across the southern Indian Ocean from June to August…

As Yemen food crisis deteriorates, UN agencies appeal for urgent assistance to avert a catastrophe

As Yemen food crisis deteriorates, UN agencies appeal for urgent assistance to avert a catastrophe

Rates of acute malnutrition in Yemen have risen sharply, while agricultural production is falling across the country. Joint FAO-UNICEF -WFP News Release 10 February 2017, Sana’a &#8211…

BlueBRIDGE project, building innovative data services for fisheries, aquaculture, ecosystem management, and food system analysis

Rome 27 October 2015. By some standards, the world’s Oceans are the seventh largest economy. However, it is an economy at risk, and sometimes poorly managed fisheries, climate change…

Fossil record should help guide conservation in a changing world

A group of biologists, paleobiologists, lawyers, policymakers and writers is urging conservationists not only to save species, but also to preserve a diverse array of ecosystem structures and functions in…

Video: Climate-Smart Agriculture in Action: Africa, Asia and Latin America

The UNFCCC’s Twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21) kicks off today in Paris, France. This Climate Smart video will be shown at the event…

With continued drought, Horn of Africa braces for another hunger season

With continued drought, Horn of Africa braces for another hunger season

Farmers in the Horn of Africa need urgent support to recover from consecutive lost harvests and to keep their breeding livestock healthy and productive at a time that pastures are…