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The latest Agrodok on Beef production, Agrodok 55, has been added to the new Agrodok list. The complete list can be downloaded in English and French.
What: 19th Organic World Congress Where: New Delhi, India When: 9 – 11 November 2017 The theme of the 19th OWC is ‘An Organic World through an Organic India.’ Once every three years IFOAM organises the Organic World Congress (OWC) in a different country to provide a platform where organic stakeholders can share their […]
This statement was in the title of the symposium Together strong for a reduction in antibiotics and a more natural approach to livestock farming, organised by Natuurlijke Veehouderij (Natural Livestock Farming) in Zwolle in November 2016. The conference hall was packed with farmers, farmers’ representatives, researchers and students from Wageningen University as well as staff […]
AREAS Hogeschool in Wageningen specialises in training students who will later work in the ‘green’ sector. One of its programmes is a bachelor in education; Agromisa was again invited to take part in the Hogeschool’s annual werkplekkenmarkt (workplace market). Schools, companies and farming organisation were amongst those who sent representatives to the market. Like Agromisa, […]
A new Agrodok is available now: Beef production The main aim of this Agrodok is to provide information on how to increase beef production in extensive and low-input systems, utilising existing conditions, but in a different way. This is a different form of intensification of production and requires a different look at the system, and […]
Entering the organic market Agromisa has many handbooks designed to support the farming practices of small-scale farmers. It also has handbooks that deal with more commercial and marketing aspects. One of these attracted the attention of a tea growers’ federation in Nepal: Entering the organic market. This Agrodok 48 describes how the organic market operates […]
What: Symposium ‘ICT and digitalisation in livestock keeping in the South’ Where: Espace Jacqmotte, Brussels, Belgium When: 14/11/2016 This symposium is organised by the Belgian Platform on tropical animal health and production. Stories from the field, epidemiosurveillance, early warning systems with pastoralists, grazing management and assessment in relation to digitalisation are on the programme. Click here […]
PROTA developed an interactive data base on the internet and a series of impressive books with the same content, most of them with an CD-ROM enclosed. Added to that are two books that give an overview of the work. These eleven books are: PROTA 1: Cereals and pulses / Céréales et légumes secs PROTA 2: […]
The real goal of PROTA was the description of the 10,000 useful plants in tropical Africa. By doing so, the project recovered local knowledge and inspired to renewed use of almost forgotten plants. PROTA also helped strengthen the social structure of small communities in Africa. Roel Lemmens, one of the remaining PROTA-contributors in Wageningen, speaks […]