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Ag News Roundup

The latest news, resources, and events that grabbed our attention this week.

Building the Resilience of African Rural Communities to Disasters and Crisis

In 2015, a large number of Zimbabweans, especially in the southern parts of the country, have been facing food security crisis largely as a result of drought and scarce rains. To cope adequately with the cause of food insecurity in Zimbabwe… Read more on The Daily Meal

Ethiopia: Underpinning Food Security Efforts With Small-Scale Fishing

Ethiopia is endowed with enormous water bodies including reservoirs, ponds, river systems, and major lakes in the country. These water bodies are known to harbor a diverse array of flora and fauna of significant economic importance… Read more on All Africa

 A Real Opportunity to Scale Up Climate-Smart Villages in Niger

With the Participatory Action Research (PAR) team of INRAN, CCAFS organized a field visit to the Kampa Zarma site to show a concrete CSV to a team of representatives of the World Bank, the HC3N and the project consultancy bureau… Read more on CGIAR

Bayer CropScience and Flagship Ventures Partner to Foster New Ag Innovations

Bayer CropScience invests heavily in research and development in areas such as breeding, trait development, biologics and small molecules. Collaborating with venture capital firms offers insights into new areas of innovation… Read more on AgWeb

Climate Change and Agriculture: Challenges and opportunities

The insurance industry, domestically and globally, must develop risk management products to reduce excessive risk of volatile weather patterns. These new products will incentivize food producers to include resiliency in their crop systems… Read more on Agri-Pulse

See the ‘Doomsday’ Seed Vault Opened in Response to Syria Crisis

The Svalbard seed bank opened on the island of Longyearbyen in 2008 and contains around 860,000 samples, from countries all over the globe. It was designed to serve as the ultimate safety net for food security in case of nuclear war… Read more on National Geographic