plant nutrition programme News

  • South Sudan facing major food and nutrition crisis

    FAO today warned of a major food security and nutrition crisis in South Sudan, where some 3.7 million people are now facing acute or emergency levels of food insecurity. The Organization is calling for $77 million for critical food security and livelihood support for the crisis-affected population as prices of staple crops soar and basic commodities run out. UN agencies and NGOs have revised a ...

  • 6th Annual Global Jatrophaworld Training Programme Final Agenda Released

    The Biodiesel Business Academy, the training portal of Centre for Jatropha Promotion & Biodiesel (CJP) , announced that the main agenda for the 6th Annual Global Jatrophaworld Training Programme has been finalized, unveiling that the CJP’s scientists/ experts will be discussing the latest advances in nonfood Biodiesel commercialization, research and finance at the industry’s only ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • Emergency programme in Benin kick starts farm production after floods

    FAO is supporting farming families in northern Benin who lost crops, livestock and fishing grounds when the Niger River overran its banks in August, just as many villagers were only barely getting back on their feet from the last floods in 2012. On his first day in Benin, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with President Yayi Boni, who welcomed him to the country and ...

  • Moringa Meet 2012 Highlights Studies in Moringa Plant Byproducts to Maximize Returns & Understand Moringa as a Biofuel Crop

    India based Center For Jatropha Promotion & Biodiesel (CJP)’s 2 Day Moringa State of Art International Workshop: Global Moringa Meet 2012  focuses on the entire Moringa production from Ground zero to scale from November 25 & 26, 2012, Jaipur, India. Topics are carefully selected to cover the Agronomy, Horticulture, Biology, ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • Shrimp growth breakthrough

    Aligning the right high-specification nutrition with precise feed management procedures could bring a new golden era for shrimp farmers in Ecuador and across Latin America. Skretting has gone through countless aspects of shrimp feed management, with strong emphasis on confirming the best nutrient composition of its feeds as well as to establish the optimal number of feed occasions. In controlling ...


    By Skretting - Nutreco Group

  • New foliar nutrient to improve sugar beet yields

    How it works The early growth stage is crucial to sugar beet yield, as sugar accumulation begins from very early in the growth cycle. Optimising nutrition during this important early phase encourages more even, healthy leaf growth and more productive photosynthesis when the sun shines. With the higher nutrient demand of sugar beet for NPK, Magnesium and essential micronutrients such ...


    By Ilex EnviroSciences Limited

  • A tree for a child in Haiti - FAO asks public to buy fruit trees for school yards

    FAO is asking people to lend a hand to children in Haiti by donating a fruit tree that they can plant in school yards across the country. The UN food agency's Director-General, Jacques Diouf, will launch the 'Fruit Trees for Haiti' initiative at a symbolic tree-planting at a school in the town of Croix des Bouquets, outside of Port-au-Prince, which while untouched by the earthquake is now playing ...

  • Signing of a framework collaboration agreement between INRA and Agrial

    On 26 February 2015, INRA and agricultural and agri-food cooperative group Agrial signed a framework collaboration agreement at the Paris International Agricultural Show. The two organisations share a single vision of economically, environmentally and socially efficient farming and a responsible food processing. They also share the same belief in the economic development of rural regions. This ...

  • Can GM crops feed the hungry?

    Golden Rice burst into the public imagination a decade ago, in the form of a cover article in Time magazine that claimed the genetically modified (GM) rice could 'save a million kids a year'. The rice gets its golden hue from an excess of beta carotene, a precursor to vitamin A that could help half a million children who go blind each year from an often-fatal vitamin A deficiency. But ten years ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Dates for 3rd Global Moringa Meet 2014 Slated

    Third International workshop on Moringa in Jaipur on 21-22 November 2014 will explore the important role Moringa play in the lives of rural people and the global economy discussing advancement of existing and future agricultural development projects. Moringa oleifera is an essential plant in meeting Global food security and sustain the livelihoods of many millions of people. ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • Cactus could feed East African livestock, say scientists

    A succulent, wild-growing cactus that has been widely dismissed as a noxious weed could sustain African livestock during drought, according to scientists at the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI). A paper by John Kang"ara and Josiah Gitari, animal nutritionists at KARI, concludes that Opuntia species — the prickly pear or paddle cacti — have extreme tolerance to drought and ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Call to mainstream ethnobotany into development

    Efforts to protect plant species important for nutrition, medicine and cultural heritage are being hampered by the failure of ethnobotanists — scientists who study the relationship between people and plants — to connect with policymakers and the wider development community, warn experts. A new global programme is needed ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • United Kingdom contributes to FAO’s work in Syria and Lebanon

    The United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) is donating £10 million to FAO humanitarian projects in Syria and Lebanon. Part of the United Kingdom’s contribution will go towards boosting winter wheat and barley production in Syria, where more than 4 million people are food insecure. Ongoing conflict has hit food production in the country. Many farmers had ...

  • Register today! Top Reasons to Attend Global Moringa Meet 2013

    GLOBAL MORINGA MEET 2013 is an international hi-tech training programme dedicated to the latest advancements in the moringa oleifera science, technology and advancements in research, commercialization solutions and much more! Moringa oleifera is an essential plant in meeting global food security and sustain the livelihoods of many millions of people. Climate change provides both ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • Jojoba Jaipur 2013

    The Global Jojoba World 2013, an International Workshop on Jojoba Agronomy Horticultural and oil Production, under the patronage of the BBA, will take place in Jaipur, India on July 30 & 31, 2013. Science and Horticulture for People, the theme of the workshop, emphasizes scientific components of successful Jojoba farming and how it relates to scientists, producers, consumers and society at ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • Action needed to safeguard genetic diversity of the world`s forests

    FAO today urged countries to improve data gathering and research to promote the conservation and sustainable management of the world's forest genetic resources, which are coming under increasing pressure. According to the first-ever edition of The State of the World's Forest Genetic Resources report, half of the forest species reported as regularly ...

  • Register today! Top Reasons to Attend Global Moringa Meet 2015

    GLOBAL MORINGA MEET 2015 is an international hi-tech training programme dedicated to the latest advancements in the moringa oleifera science, technology and advancements in research, commercialization solutions and much more! Moringa oleifera is an essential plant in meeting global food security and sustain the livelihoods of ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • Top Reasons to Attend 2nd Global Moringa Meet 2013

    2nd GLOBAL MORINGA MEET 2013 is an international conference dedicated to the latest advancements in the science, technology and advancements in research, commercialization solutions and much more! Moringa oleifera is an essential plant in meeting global food security and sustain the livelihoods of many millions of people. Climate change provides both opportunities and ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • Locust plague threatens to trigger severe food crisis in Madagascar

    Madagascar is in the grips of a largely uncontrolled locust plague and risks a serious food crisis. A large-scale emergency control campaign urgently requires a minimum of $22 million in funding to start in time for the next crop planting season in September. So far, FAO emergency appeals for Madagascar remain severely underfunded. By September, FAO expects that two-thirds of the country will be ...

  • Moringa Oleifera & the Food v Fuel Debate

    Food vs fuel, for most, comes and goes with price cycles. It is seen as a transitory debate, usually focused on a handful of feedstocks that producers of food or fuel have become overly dependent on. To us, diversity is the solution – and diversification the strategy, and scientists and entrepreneurs must ultimately solve the debate by ending the need for it. The oil from the Moringa tree ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

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