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Apr 17, 2014 These foods include staples, such as bean, sweet potato, cassava, maize, pearl millet, rice, and wheat, that people rely upon for sustenance globally. Read more
Apr 15, 2014 For the first time, FAO has used its own FAOSTAT emissions database to estimate global greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture. Read more
Apr 03, 2014 The International Peanut Genome Initiative releases the first peanut genome sequences to the public. Read more
Mar 31, 2014 Nearly one in three people globally suffers from a lack of essential vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, zinc and iron in the diet. Read more
Feb 21, 2014 Dr Dar was chosen by a team of global experts to receive this honor for his notable contributions to science and sustainable agriculture. Read more
Feb 19, 2014 Good agriculture is not possible without the presence of wetlands, said experts at the International Conference on Lakes and Wetlands. Read more
Jan 31, 2014 Private and public ventures should come together for extension programmes for the benefit of farmers, suggested agri-business entrepreneurs. Read more
Jan 17, 2014 The roundtable meet will discuss new ways of making agriculture a profitable venture by exploring innovative business models. Read more
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Aug 20, 2013 Despite a dramatic increase in the number of students enrolled in Afghanistan’s tertiary education institutions since 2001, the country’s education system is ...
LifeLines Agriculture is a translation of OneWorld's vision of employing ICTs to benefit the most under-served communities in South Asia. This has been achieved with help from partners like Cisco.
The doughty Indian farmer has assistance in the form of OneWorld's LifeLines Agriculture service that seeks to answer his questions over mobile phone, guiding him with appropriate and accurate information and advice related to farming, fertilizers, crops, livestock and much more. Presently the service reaches out to a total of 2,130 villages across Uttar Pradesh. The LifeLines service has so far benefited over 200,000 farmer households. As on date, the LifeLines desk receives over 450 queries a day.
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