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  • 05 Jun 2019 1:36 AM | Anonymous

    When AgroBiz.org reflects on the World Environment Day, we note that agriculture plays an internal part with the environment.  There are two major sources of air pollution from agriculture: livestock, which produces methane and ammonia, and the burning of agricultural waste. Around 24% of all greenhouse gases emitted worldwide comes from agriculture, forestry, and land use. Understanding the different types of pollution and how it affects our health and our environment, will help us to take measures to improve the air we breathe, there is no Plan B for the earth! 

    The United Nations provides awareness that the protection and improvement of the human environment is a major issue, which affects the well-being of peoples and economic development throughout the world, designated 5th of June as World Environment Day. The celebration of this day provides us with an opportunity to broaden the basis for an enlightened opinion and responsible conduct by individuals, enterprises, and communities in preserving and enhancing the environment.  

    "It is time to act decisively. My message to governments is clear: tax pollution; end fossil fuel subsidies; and stop building new coal plants. We need a green economy not a grey economy."  Secretary-General Guteress

  • 21 May 2019 4:50 PM | Anonymous

    Happy Africa Day!

    On 25 May 1963, Africa made history with the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) the precursor to what is the current African Union (AU).

    Africa Day is intended to celebrate, recognize and acknowledge the successes in respect of the formation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU and AU) from its creation in May 25, 1963 in the combat against colonialism, racism, apartheid, and the progression of the continent.   Africa has made strides and continues to  work collectively, while recognizing upon common challenges that the continent face in a global environment and economy.

    Therefore, the world celebrates the 25th of May as African Unity embraced through activities such as bazaars, activities and events to showcase African cultural diversity in various aspects. To date, the AU  remains guided by its vision of “An Integrated, Prosperous and Peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in the global arena.”   Happy Africa Day to all!

  • 19 May 2019 5:12 AM | Anonymous

    May 20th is World Bee Day


    The United Nations in a resolution noting the urgent need to address the issue of the worldwide decline of pollinator diversity and the risks that this imp lies for agriculture sustainability, human livelihoods and food supplies on September 25, 2015.

    The resolution recognizes:

    The importance of promoting sustainable development in its three dimensions in an innovative, coordinated, environmentally sound, open and shared manner, and the urgent need to protect bees and other pollinators in a sustainable manner.

    The fundamental role and contribution of bees and other pollinators with respect to sustainable food production and nutrition, which thereby promote food security for the world ’ s growing population and contribute to poverty alleviation, hunger eradication and human health.

    The contribution of the ecosystem services provided by bees and other pollinators to ecosystem health by safeguarding the state of biodiversity, species and genetic diversity, 

    Express concern that bees and other pollinators are endangered by a range of factors, in particular the effects of human activities such as changes in land use, intensive agricultural practices and the use of pesticides, as well as pollution, pests, diseases and climate change, which threaten their habitat, health and development.

    Acknowledges the urgent need to raise awareness at all levels and to promote and facilitate actions for the protection of bees and other pollinators in order to contribute to their health and development, bearing in mind that enhancing pollinator services is important for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

    Observance of a World Bee Day by the international community contributes significantly to raising awareness of the importance of bees and other pollinators at all levels and would promote global efforts and collective action for their protection.

  • 29 Aug 2017 4:28 PM | Anonymous

    FLOODS & AGRICULTURE


    Our thoughts on impact to flooded areas

    Hurricanes, monsoon rains with mudslides, snow melt, tidal waves or collapsed dams all trigger floods that affect millions of people each year. The devastation is often widespread, from loss of life, property and infrastructure to food insecurity and disease. Floods are particularly disastrous for the world’s poor, the majority of whom live in both in rural and urban areas and rely on agriculture for their food and income.


    August 14, 2017  Freetown (capitol), Sierra Leone Flood & Mudslide   

    Many struggle to replace what was lost or damaged.  Often seeds, tools, livestock, animal feed or fishing gear and not top priority in basic survival. Stagnant waters often render crop land useless, and make it difficult to maintain livestock, which, without proper shelter, veterinary care or adequate feed, easily fall prey to disease or starvation. Floodwaters also pose a threat to food safety and public health – through spoilt food stocks and contaminated water supplies.  Please keep the recent flooded areas of Freetown, Sierra Leone & USA, Texas in your thoughts and prayers. 

    Think about this---forging forward and bringing AgroBiz programs to displaced communities from the aftermath of floods.


    August 28, 2017 Houston, Texas USA

  • 28 Aug 2017 3:58 PM | Anonymous

    Mr. Eric Carr is a Hometown Hero

    Mr. Eric Carr is a Houston businessman, community activist and former professional heavy weight boxer. As of yesterday, we bestowed the title of "hometown hero".  His team geared up as he distributed water, food and other items to hard to reach areas in the Houston region. We acknowledge and thank Carr for his generous acts of service with his fishing boat, truck, time and resources. Remember, "humanitarian actions comes thru service, compassion and helping others" 




  • 09 Aug 2016 5:39 PM | Anonymous

    DID YOU KNOW? Investing in your agricultural sector can address not only hunger and malnutrition but, other challenges including poverty, water and energy use, unsustainable production and consumption and healthy job creation. Together, let’s mobilize AgroBiz developmental, technological, and training programs and social movements to address these challenges for sustainable development.

    ECONOMIC GROWTH AND EMPLOYMENT

    Agriculture is an engine of pro-poor economic growth in rural areas. Entrepreneurship across the rural, urban and food sectors can generate employment and growth.

    EDUCATION

    Agricultural extension enables farmers to access to the skills, tools, inputs and knowledge they need to thrive.

    GENDER EQUALITY

    Women farmers produce 20-30% less than their male counterparts, mostly due to differences in their access and use of resources. Women produce over half the food worldwide, so bridging this gap could reduce global hunger by as much as 17%.

    POVERTY ALLEVIATION

    Rural populations represent the largest segment of the world’s extreme poor by far – more than 70% of the total. Growth in agriculture is at least twice as effective in reducing poverty than from any other sector.

    DISCOVER  how AgroBiz empowers you to “DO more, PLAN more and SHARE more!”

  • 13 Jun 2015 5:31 AM | Anonymous

    Fundamentally, AgroBiz® ensures the availability and predictability of food and sustainability over the long term. The vital importance of food to physical, economic and cultural development, together with the importance of efficient, sustainable production makes agriculture crucial:

    1. Global food industry needs technology.

    2. Consumers deserve the widest possible variety of safe and affordable food choices

    3. Food production system can mitigate the food economics challenge and achieve an ―ultimate WIN/WIN!

    4. Improving the affordability of food by using new and existing technologies and optimal productivity practices.

    5. Increasing the food supply by instituting a vastly improved degree of cooperation across the entire global food chain.

    6. Ensuring food safety with a combination of technology and high quality standards and systems, coupled with a greater measure of worldwide collaboration.

    7. Increasing sustainability through a highly productive and efficient system that simultaneously protects the environment by means of sensitive and efficient use of natural resources.

    8. Producing more biofuels to reduce dependence on fossil fuels while creating no negative effect on global food supplies.

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