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Archive for NOVEMBER, 2010

Giving Thanks to Farmers

NOVEMBER 24, 2010

For many here in the U.S., Thanksgiving is a holiday to gather with friends and family over good and abundant food, and reflect upon the things that we can be thankful for.

This Thanksgiving, the Global Harvest Initiative would like to give a special thanks to farmers across the world. Farmers bring the food, fiber, feed and fuel that make the world go around. Without farmers, we would not be able to enjoy traditional Thanksgiving items such as turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, and cranberry sauce.

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FAO Launches African Crop Calendar

NOVEMBER 18, 2010

In November, the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) launched a new crop calendar for 43 African countries that advises farmers about which crops to plant and when according to agricultural zone.

Aimed at donors, agencies, government extension workers and NGOs, the web-based tool covers more than 130 crops from beans to beets and watermelon to wheat.

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GHI Helps Launch Global Agricultural Productivity Network

NOVEMBER 01, 2010

The Global Harvest Initiative has partnered with Farm Foundation, NFP to launch the Global Agricultural Productivity Network (GAP Network), a new project to examine global agricultural productivity growth, and to establish a global network of researchers studying agricultural productivity.

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