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Five comparable country datasets for Africa RISING now available

As populations and incomes in developing countries grow, so does demand for food. To meet growing demand, agricultural production must increase. Yet, with increasingly scarce land, enhancing agricultural production requires intensifying production to obtain…

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Sustainable Agricultural Growth in Nepal: Challenges, Opportunities and Options

Sustainable agricultural growth is critical to ensure food and nutrition security in a country like Nepal. Agriculture still contributes about one-third to the country’s GDP and provides direct livelihood to two-thirds of its population. However, the agriculture sector faces several challenges in Nepal, which includes low productivity, high instability, shocks due to climate change, lack of adequate infrastructure and investment.  This conference is being organized to address the challenges and explore possible options for sustainable and accelerated agriculture growth. 

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Pulses for Sustainable Agriculture and Human Health

Global demand for pulses is rapidly increasing. Pulses are emerging as ‘future food’ in developed and many African countries. For South Asia region, pulses are traditionally important food commodities and cheap sources of protein. The region is now experiencing shortages of pulses and causing increase in imports. The challenge is to increase pulses production efficiently not only to meet the domestic requirement in the region but also supply for new consumers in developed and African countries.

Celebrating the International Year of Pulses 2016, the two day conference is spread across the themes:

  • Theme 1: Pulses production, consumption and environmental services
  • Theme 2: Pulses prices and markets
  • Theme 3: Policies and institutions
  • Theme 4: Pulses for human health
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