Web Resources – Reservocation http://reservocation.com/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 05:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://reservocation.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-2021-07-30T111851.286-150x150.png Web Resources – Reservocation http://reservocation.com/ 32 32 Google, Amazon, Meta and Microsoft are weaving a fiber optic power network https://reservocation.com/google-amazon-meta-and-microsoft-are-weaving-a-fiber-optic-power-network/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://reservocation.com/google-amazon-meta-and-microsoft-are-weaving-a-fiber-optic-power-network/ To say that Big Tech controls the internet might sound like an overstatement. More and more, in at least one sense, this is literally true. The internet can seem like an intangible, post-physical environment where things like viral posts, virtual goods, and metaverse gigs kind of happen. But creating that illusion requires a truly gargantuan […]]]>

To say that Big Tech controls the internet might sound like an overstatement. More and more, in at least one sense, this is literally true.

The internet can seem like an intangible, post-physical environment where things like viral posts, virtual goods, and metaverse gigs kind of happen. But creating that illusion requires a truly gargantuan and rapidly growing network of physical connections.

fiber optic cable, which carries 95% of global international Internet traffic, connects just about every data center in the world, those vast warehouses of servers where the computing happens that turns all those 1s and 0s into our experience of the Internet.

Where these fiber optic connections connect countries across oceans, they consist almost entirely of undersea cables – some 1.3 million kilometers (or more than 800,000 miles) of bundled glass threads that make up the Real physical international internet. And until recently, the overwhelming majority of undersea fiber optic cables being installed were controlled and operated by telecommunications companies and governments. Today, this is no longer the case.

In less than a decade, four tech giants—Microsoft,

Alphabet, Google’s parent company, Meta (formerly Facebook) and Amazon have become by far the biggest users of undersea cable capacity. Prior to 2012, the share of global submarine optical fiber capacity used by these companies was less than 10%. Today, that figure is around 66%.

And those four are just getting started, say analysts, undersea cable engineers and the companies themselves. Over the next three years, they are on track to become the major financiers and owners of the undersea Internet cable network linking the wealthiest and most bandwidth-hungry countries on the shores of the Atlantic and the Pacific, according to undersea cable analysis firm TeleGeography. .

By 2024, the four are expected to collectively own a stake in more than 30 long-distance submarine cables, each up to thousands of miles long, connecting every continent on the globe except Antarctica. In 2010, these companies had a stake in only one of these cables: the Unity cable, partly owned by Google, linking Japan and the United States.

Traditional telecommunications companies have responded with suspicion and even hostility to tech companies’ rapidly escalating demand for global bandwidth. Industry analysts have raised concerns if we want the most powerful internet service providers and marketplaces in the world to also own the infrastructure they are all delivered on. This concern is understandable. imagine if Amazon owned the roads on which he delivers parcels.

But the involvement of these companies in the cable laying industry has also lowered the cost of data transmission across oceans for everyone, even their competitors, and helped the world increase transmission capacity. international data by 41% in 2020 alone, according to TeleGeography. Annual Report on submarine cable infrastructure.

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Undersea cables can cost hundreds of millions of dollars each. Installing and maintaining them requires a small fleet of vessels, ranging from survey vessels to specialized cable-laying vessels that deploy all manner of rugged underwater technology to bury cables under the seabed. Sometimes they have to lay the relatively fragile cable – in places as thin as a garden hose – at depths of up to 4 miles.

All of this must be done while maintaining the correct tension in the cables and avoiding hazards as varied as seamounts, oil and gas pipelines, high-voltage transmission lines for offshore wind farms, and even shipwrecks and unexploded bombs, says Howard Kidorf, managing partner of Pioneer Consulting, which helps companies design and build undersea cable systems. fiber optic.

In the past, laying transoceanic cables often required the resources of governments and their national telecommunications companies. It’s anything but pocket change for today’s tech titans. Together, Microsoft, Alphabet, Meta, and Amazon invested more than $90 billion in capital expenditures in 2020 alone.

The four say they are laying all this cable in order to increase bandwidth in more developed parts of the world and bring better connectivity to underserved areas like Africa and Southeast Asia.

That’s not the whole story. Their entry into the undersea fiberlaying business was inspired by the rising cost of buying capacity on cables owned by others, but is now driven by their own insatiable demand for ever more terabytes of bandwidth, says Timothy Stronge, vice president of research at TeleGeography. . This has dented the profits of traditional players in the cable-laying industry, such as NEC, ASN and SubCom, he adds. (It did the same for the profits of capacity wholesalers on submarine cables, such as Tata and Lumen.)

By building their own cables, the tech giants save money over time that they would have to pay other cable companies. This means that tech companies don’t need to mine their cables for profit for the investment to make financial sense.

A worker carries a buoy along a fiber optic cable from a ship laying the Marea cable on Arrietara beach near Bilbao, Spain, in 2017.


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Indeed, most of these cables funded by Big Tech are collaborations between rivals. The Marea cable, for example, which runs about 4,100 miles between Virginia Beach in the United States and Bilbao, Spain, was completed in 2017 and is partly owned by Microsoft, Meta and Telxius, a subsidiary of Telefónica.,

Spanish telecoms. In 2019, Telxius announced that Amazon had signed an agreement with the company to use one of eight pairs of fiber optic strands in this cable. In theory, that’s one-eighth of its 200 terabits per second capacity, enough to stream millions of HD movies simultaneously.

Meta works with global and local partners on all of its undersea cables, as well as other major technology companies such as Microsoft, says Kevin Salvadori, the company’s vice president of network infrastructure.

Sharing bandwidth between competitors helps ensure that each company has capacity across more cables, redundancy that is essential to keep the Internet buzzing around the world when a cable is cut or damaged. This happens about 200 times a year, according to the International Cable Protection Committee, a nonprofit group. (Repairing damaged cables can be a huge effort requiring the same ships that laid the cable and can take weeks.)

Sharing cables with apparent competitors, as Microsoft does with its Marea cable, is key to ensuring its cloud services are available nearly all the time, which Microsoft and other cloud providers explicitly promise in their agreements with customers, says Frank Rey, senior director of Azure network infrastructure at Microsoft.

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But the structure of these transactions also serves another purpose. Reserving some capacity for telecoms like Telxius is also a way to prevent regulators from getting the idea that these U.S. tech companies are themselves telecoms, Stronge says. Tech companies have spent decades arguing in the press and in court that they’re not ‘common carriers’ like telecoms – if they were, it would expose them to thousands of pages of regulations specific to this status.

“We’re not an operator, we don’t sell any of our bandwidth to make money,” says Salvadori. “We are and continue to be a major buyer of subsea capacity where it is available, but in some places it is not available and we need it, we are quite pragmatic, and if we have to invest to get there, we’ll go do it,” he adds.

There is an exception for large tech companies collaborating with rivals on the internet’s underwater infrastructure. Google, alone among the big tech companies, is already the sole owner of three different undersea cables, and that total is expected to grow to six according to TeleGeography by 2023.

Google declined to disclose whether or not it shares the capacity of any of these cables with another company.

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Google built and built these exclusively owned-and-operated cables for two reasons, says Vijay Vusirikala, Google’s senior director responsible for all of the company’s undersea and terrestrial fiber infrastructure. The first is that the company needs it to make its own services, such as Google Search and YouTube streaming, fast and responsive. The second is to gain an advantage in the battle for customers for its cloud services.

All of these changes in ownership of the internet’s infrastructure reflect what we already know about big tech’s dominance of internet platforms, says Joshua Meltzer, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution who specializes in digital commerce and flows. of data.

The ability of these companies to vertically integrate down to the level of the physical infrastructure of the Internet itself reduces their delivery costs, from Google search and Facebook’s social networking services to Amazon’s cloud services and from Microsoft. It also widens the gap between them and any potential competitors.

“You have to imagine that this investment will ultimately make them more dominant in their industries because they can provide services at ever lower costs,” Meltzer says.

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VPR Polls – Vermont PBS 2022: January, Part 1 https://reservocation.com/vpr-polls-vermont-pbs-2022-january-part-1/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 10:00:00 +0000 https://reservocation.com/vpr-polls-vermont-pbs-2022-january-part-1/ Do you approve of the way Joe Biden is handling his position as president? What about Phil Scott as Governor of Vermont? Would you support or oppose a statewide mandate to wear face masks in public? Should health workers give priority to vaccinated people over unvaccinated people if resources are scarce? The RVP–Vermont PBS The […]]]>

Do you approve of the way Joe Biden is handling his position as president? What about Phil Scott as Governor of Vermont? Would you support or oppose a statewide mandate to wear face masks in public? Should health workers give priority to vaccinated people over unvaccinated people if resources are scarce?

The RVP–Vermont PBS The 2022 poll asked hundreds of Vermonters these questions and more. Find out where your neighbors stand on the issues.

Note: This is the first half of a survey conducted in January 2022 by VPR and Vermont PBS. The second half is to come in early February.

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Survey results: at a glance

The complete survey has a sampling error of 4%; this varies with the total number of respondents. See appendix below for sample and method details.

Do you approve or disapprove of the way Joe Biden handles his job as president?

45% approve
43% disapprove
11% Not sure / no opinion
1% Refused

600 Total respondents

Do you approve or disapprove of the way Phil Scott is handling his governorship of Vermont?

60% approve
25% disapprove
14% Not sure / no opinion
1% Refused

600 Total respondents

If the 2022 Democratic primary for a seat in the United States House of Representatives was held today, would you be in favor?

7% Becca Balint
21% Molly Gray
8% Someone else
30% chance of not voting in the Democratic primary
32% Not sure

600 Total respondents

Do you approve or disapprove of the way Phil Scott handled the COVID-19 pandemic?

68% approval
22% disapprove
10% Not sure / no opinion

600 Total respondents

Would you support or oppose a statewide mandate to require the wearing of face masks in public?

58% approve
36% disapprove
5% Not sure / no opinion
1% Refused

600 Total respondents

Would you consider restoring emergency powers to deal with the current pandemic situation as an abuse of power or a reasonable response to the situation?

26% Abuse of power
56% reasonable response
15% Not sure / No opinion
3% Decline

600 Total respondents

In your opinion, should health care providers prioritize those vaccinated over unvaccinated people if resources are scarce?

31% Yes
58% No
10% Not sure / No opinion
1% Decline

600 Total respondents

Should public schools require students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 once the vaccine is available for all ages?

60% Yes
35% No
5% Not sure / No opinion
1% Decline

600 Total respondents

Should proof of vaccination be required for admission to public places, such as restaurants, shops and places of entertainment?

47% Yes
47% No
6% Not sure / No opinion

600 Total respondents

How often do you wear a mask when you are indoors away from home?

51% still
21% Usually
11% Sometimes
7% Rarely
9% Never
1% Never go indoors other than at home

600 Total respondents

Complete results, method, sampling error and survey

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Framework for field cooperation on gender-based violence and child protection [EN/AR] – World https://reservocation.com/framework-for-field-cooperation-on-gender-based-violence-and-child-protection-en-ar-world/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 12:00:59 +0000 https://reservocation.com/framework-for-field-cooperation-on-gender-based-violence-and-child-protection-en-ar-world/ Preamble Recognizing the interconnected needs of child and adolescent survivors, it is evident that gender-based violence (GBV) and child protection actors have overlapping responsibilities for response, mitigation , prevention and preparedness. Actors must cooperate to generate better knowledge, develop skills and expand resources.The minimum standards on GBV and child protection reiterate the need for intersectoral […]]]>

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Recognizing the interconnected needs of child and adolescent survivors, it is evident that gender-based violence (GBV) and child protection actors have overlapping responsibilities for response, mitigation , prevention and preparedness. Actors must cooperate to generate better knowledge, develop skills and expand resources.
The minimum standards on GBV and child protection reiterate the need for intersectoral cooperation. Increasingly complex emergencies require collaboration between different disciplines to understand and respond to new and growing needs affecting girls and boys.

Changes in the humanitarian landscape mean that the response, mitigation and prevention of GBV and child protection will be led and implemented by diverse local actors. Local actors need support to take on leadership roles in leading and coordinating the response.

Local women’s and youth organizations play a key role in the practical response to the needs of child and adolescent survivors. The role of GBV and AoR child protection coordinators is essential in facilitating practical cooperation between the various actors to ensure that gaps in service delivery are filled and that consistency and consistency. complementarity are promoted. Joint GBV – Child Protection advocacy on the need for protection sensitive programming in all sectors is more effective.

This Field Cooperation Framework (FCF) relates to the daily practice of child protection and gender-based violence coordinators. The hope is that it will be used as a standard benchmark for cooperation between GBV and child protection AoRs to achieve better outcomes for children and adolescents and other affected common populations. The framework supports maintaining the specificity of responsibilities and mandates in order to generate synergies by increasing communication and identifying areas of collaboration.

Goal

The main objective of the GBV and Child Protection FCF is, from a focal point, to fill service delivery gaps and promote complementarity for shared priority populations.

Populations of shared concern

GBV and child protection AoRs may have overlapping responsibilities towards identified vulnerable populations. Therefore, in each context, it is important that GBV and child protection coordinators facilitate a dialogue between AoRs to identify the common populations affected and the responsibilities to address them.

Common populations of concern should be needs-based and context-specific and include at a minimum children and adolescents who have been subjected to sexual violence and other forms of GBV.
Common populations of concern may, for example, also include

▪ children and adolescents survivors of child marriage

▪ children and adolescents at increased risk of GBV due to diverse, non-binary gender identity and expression,

▪ children and adolescents separated from the main caregivers,

▪ disabled children and adolescents,

▪ children and adolescents involved in child labor, or living and working in the streets

▪ GBV survivors who are mothers and their children. (This is not an exhaustive list.)

Where GBV and Child Protection AoRs have overlapping responsibilities to shared populations, it is important that AoRs cooperate to ensure that needs and gaps are identified, that needs are met, and that gaps exist. are fulfilled and that coherence and complementarity are promoted. In situations where there is a lack of services, GBV and child protection actors should jointly advocate for adequate resources to meet identified needs and fill service gaps.

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Israel’s National Library sees traffic to Arabic sites explode https://reservocation.com/israels-national-library-sees-traffic-to-arabic-sites-explode/ Sun, 09 Jan 2022 16:38:59 +0000 https://reservocation.com/israels-national-library-sees-traffic-to-arabic-sites-explode/ The National Library of Israel says the number of visitors to its Arabic-language website more than doubled during 2021, thanks to the digitization of its Arabic manuscripts and archives and a massive outreach program in recent years. Through ILAN BEN SION January 9, 2022, 4:35 p.m. • 2 minutes to read Share on FacebookShare on […]]]>

The National Library of Israel says the number of visitors to its Arabic-language website more than doubled during 2021, thanks to the digitization of its Arabic manuscripts and archives and a massive outreach program in recent years.

JERUSALEM – The National Library of Israel says the number of visitors to its Arabic-language website more than doubled last year, thanks to a growing collection of digitized material and an aggressive awareness campaign in the Arab world.

About 650,000 users, mainly from the Palestinian territories, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Algeria, visited the English and Arabic sites of the National Library of Israel in 2021, the spokesperson said. from the Zachary Rothbart library.

One of the most visited resources on the Arab website is a newspaper archive with more than 200,000 pages of Arab publications from Ottoman and British Mandate Palestine, said Raquel Ukeles, the library’s collections manager.

“We have been working to educate the Arab world, the Arabic speaking public here in Israel for over a decade, and we have slowly built up a rich set of resources on our websites,” she said. They include digital newspaper archives. , manuscripts, posters, e-books and music, she said. They are freely accessible, allowing curious researchers and web browsers to visit them.

The Jerusalem Library houses an extensive collection of Islamic and Arabic texts, including thousands of rare books and manuscripts in Arabic, Persian and Turkish ranging from the 9th to the 20th century.

“We are in the middle of a project to digitize our entire collection, digitize all of our Arabic, Persian and Turkish manuscripts,” said Samuel Thrope, curator of the library’s Islam and Middle East collection. “95% of it is already finished. “

Among the crown jewels in the collection is a 9th century Quran from modern Iran with the earliest known example of Persian written in Arabic script; an illuminated 17th-century Indian manuscript with illustrations from the life of Alexander the Great; and a 16th century Ottoman Turkish text on ophthalmology.


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Primary Care COVID-19 Response Update – January 6, 2022 https://reservocation.com/primary-care-covid-19-response-update-january-6-2022/ Thu, 06 Jan 2022 07:12:37 +0000 https://reservocation.com/primary-care-covid-19-response-update-january-6-2022/ Presenters Live captions are available for this webinar. How to watch the webinar You do not need RSVP for the webinar, and there is no limit to the number of participants. To participate in a live webinar, follow these steps: Click on the Webinar link. This will take you to the webinar page. To start […]]]>

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Delaware State Police investigating fatal accident – New Castle – Delaware State Police https://reservocation.com/delaware-state-police-investigating-fatal-accident-new-castle-delaware-state-police/ Tue, 04 Jan 2022 13:37:02 +0000 https://reservocation.com/delaware-state-police-investigating-fatal-accident-new-castle-delaware-state-police/ Date posted: Tuesday, January 4, 2022 New castle– Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle collision on Sunday afternoon on the North DuPont Highway (Route 13) at the intersection with East Franklin Avenue. On Sunday January 2, 2021, at approximately 3:03 p.m., a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu was traveling northbound on Route 13 as […]]]>
Date posted: Tuesday, January 4, 2022

New castleDelaware State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle collision on Sunday afternoon on the North DuPont Highway (Route 13) at the intersection with East Franklin Avenue.

On Sunday January 2, 2021, at approximately 3:03 p.m., a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu was traveling northbound on Route 13 as it approached the intersection with East Franklin Avenue. The Malibu entered the right shoulder with the intention of turning right onto East Franklin Avenue. At this time, a 2004 Toyota Corolla was in the left turn lane of Highway 13 southbound and made a left turn on all northbound lanes, attempting to turn onto East Franklin Avenue eastbound. The Corolla entered directly into Malibu’s path, and subsequently the front of the Malibu struck the passenger side of the Corolla. The force of the impact forced the two vehicles to head northeast where they eventually came to a stop.

The 28-year-old driver of the Malibu was taken by ambulance to Christiana Hospital where she was treated and released.

The 47-year-old Corolla operator was not wearing a seat belt and was taken by ambulance to Christiana Hospital where he was admitted with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

The 40-year-old Corolla left rear seat passenger was not wearing a seat belt and was airlifted by Delaware State Police Aviation to Christiana Hospital with serious injuries putting his life in danger. The victim succumbed to his injuries hours later and was pronounced dead in hospital. The identification of the victim is pending notification to the next of kin.

There were two additional passengers in the Corolla who were taken to Christiana Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

The investigation remains ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this collision should contact Master Corporal Breen of the Delaware State Police Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit by calling 302-365-8486. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the Internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppers.com .

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Working for Climate Resilient Farming Systems in Zimbabwe – Policy Brief 38, November 2021 – Zimbabwe https://reservocation.com/working-for-climate-resilient-farming-systems-in-zimbabwe-policy-brief-38-november-2021-zimbabwe/ Sun, 02 Jan 2022 04:15:48 +0000 https://reservocation.com/working-for-climate-resilient-farming-systems-in-zimbabwe-policy-brief-38-november-2021-zimbabwe/ Ongoing collaboration between policy makers and researchers is crucial for effective and dynamic climate smart solutions Key messages Climate action is urgently needed: Successive droughts and unusual weather events in Zimbabwe have already taken their toll on the country’s economy. Climate projections indicate drier conditions Rainfed agriculture will be the most affected: poverty among the […]]]>

Ongoing collaboration between policy makers and researchers is crucial for effective and dynamic climate smart solutions

Key messages

  • Climate action is urgently needed: Successive droughts and unusual weather events in Zimbabwe have already taken their toll on the country’s economy. Climate projections indicate drier conditions

  • Rainfed agriculture will be the most affected: poverty among the population who depend on rainfed agriculture and already live in difficult conditions will worsen

  • Growing awareness of the importance of climate research: Policymakers are aware that research-based adaptation to climate change should be at the heart of transforming agricultural systems

  • Proactive public-private response: Government, development agencies and the private sector have started to diligently mainstream climate change adaptation, but there are gaps in linking local climate change adaptation requirements to policy decisions on a national level.

  • Need to fill gaps through scientific and policy collaborations: Ongoing dialogue and collaborations are essential for effective and dynamic solutions adapted to the climate.

Linking Science to Decision Making: Research-Based Solutions to Fill the Gaps

  • Data and evidence for effective context-specific responses, climate change impacts and appropriate adaptation options can inform the design of agricultural programs and align resources with activities.

  • Foresight research that helps understand climate projections, vulnerabilities specific to farming systems, and impacts of adaptation can improve policy coordination and mainstream climate change adaptation into agriculture.

  • Evidence-based assessments can then more effectively support the rationale for climate finance and action

  • Capacity building is essential for the review of agricultural policies and for the adoption of research processes and products.
    It is important to strengthen human and institutional capacities in research, extension, climate services and in particular for decision makers to plan and direct research and to use research results to inform decisions.


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Emmer Announces Winner of Congressional App Challenge 2021 | Press Releases https://reservocation.com/emmer-announces-winner-of-congressional-app-challenge-2021-press-releases/ Fri, 31 Dec 2021 20:51:01 +0000 https://reservocation.com/emmer-announces-winner-of-congressional-app-challenge-2021-press-releases/ Emmer Announces Winner of Congressional App Challenge 2021 | Press releases | Congressman Tom Emmer Facebook icon Google Plus Icon Instagram icon LinkedIn icon Twitter icon YouTube icon Vimeo icon Customers Icon Email icon Map icon Print icon Quote icon icon_share Carousel Arrow – Left Carousel arrow – Right Source link]]>



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Practical Farmers of Iowa offers free farmers web series starting January 4 – Newton Daily News https://reservocation.com/practical-farmers-of-iowa-offers-free-farmers-web-series-starting-january-4-newton-daily-news/ Thu, 30 Dec 2021 01:41:58 +0000 https://reservocation.com/practical-farmers-of-iowa-offers-free-farmers-web-series-starting-january-4-newton-daily-news/ AMES – Practical Farmers of Iowa’s winter 2022 webinar series called ‘farminars’ will begin on Tuesday, January 4 with a presentation from Virginia farmer and consultant Eliza Greenman on how to integrate animal husbandry, the agroforestry and horticulture. The event is one of 11 farminars offered through March 29 on issues relevant to new and […]]]>

AMES – Practical Farmers of Iowa’s winter 2022 webinar series called ‘farminars’ will begin on Tuesday, January 4 with a presentation from Virginia farmer and consultant Eliza Greenman on how to integrate animal husbandry, the agroforestry and horticulture.

The event is one of 11 farminars offered through March 29 on issues relevant to new and experienced row crop, livestock and horticultural farmers, as well as landowners.

All farminars take place every week on Tuesdays from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. CST, are free to attend and anyone with an Internet connection is welcome to participate. Each presentation focuses on a unique production or business management topic and is led by a farmer or subject matter expert. Participants can ask questions in real time using a chat box during presentations.

To participate: Go to Practicalfarmers.org/farminars, click the “Register to Join” button, follow the instructions and click the URL to join. A calendar of all upcoming farminars – as well as recordings of archived farminars – is also available at this link.

Other topics in the 2022 series will explore organic no-till in rows; on-farm research on cover crops, manure and nitrogen; production of organic seeds; day neutral organic strawberries; the integration of grassland strips into agricultural fields; marketing of grass-fed beef; estate planning; direct online marketing; and farmland conservation programs.

The 2022 series will also feature a Spanish-language farminar on March 15 exploring ways to manage weeds and pollinators with mesotunnel production of crops like cucumbers, melons and squash. For more details on the event and speakers, visit Practicalfarmers.org/farminars.

The 2022 Series Farminars include:

• January 4: “Fruits and fodder” – Eliza Greenman

• January 18: “High yield organic direct sowing” – Brett Israel

• February 1: “On-farm research explores cover crops, manure, nitrogen and yields” – Woody Van Arkel and Cameron Ogilvie

• February 8: “Mysteries Revealed: Organic Seed Production and How Growers Can Play a Role” – Adrienne Shelton

• February 15: “Day-neutral organic strawberry production in the Upper Midwest” – Aaron Wills

• February 22: “Prairie Strips & Conservation Programs” – Paul Mugge and Tim Youngquist

• March 1: “Marketing Grass-Fed Beef at Grand View Beef” – Amanda Severson

• March 8: “Estate and Estate Planning” – Beverly Jones

• March 15: (Presented in Spanish only) “Optimización de polinización y manejo de malezas bajo mesotuneles” / “Optimization of pollination and weed management under mesotunnels” – Sharon Badilla-Arias

• March 22: “Online marketing for pasture products” – Hannah Bernhardt

• March 29: “Working Land Conservation Programs: Resources and Strategies for Success” – Kalee Olson and Kayla Bergman

To note: A full list of presenters, sorted alphabetically by community, is included below.

Practical Farmers Winter 2022 Farminars are made possible through funding from the Cedar Tree Foundation; Rural Affairs Center; Ceres Trust; United States Environmental Protection Agency; the USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative of the National Food and Agriculture Institute; and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.


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FAO Provides Advanced Animal Health Training to Veterinary Services Staff: “Improving Animal Health Service Delivery and Disease Surveillance in Iraq” [EN/AR] – Iraq https://reservocation.com/fao-provides-advanced-animal-health-training-to-veterinary-services-staff-improving-animal-health-service-delivery-and-disease-surveillance-in-iraq-en-ar-iraq/ Tue, 28 Dec 2021 07:30:54 +0000 https://reservocation.com/fao-provides-advanced-animal-health-training-to-veterinary-services-staff-improving-animal-health-service-delivery-and-disease-surveillance-in-iraq-en-ar-iraq/ ** Focused on the evaluation of veterinary services and disease notification systems ** The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) organized advanced and specialized training for 35 veterinarians from the Federal Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources in KRG (MoAWR) which serves their area of ​​work, […]]]>

** Focused on the evaluation of veterinary services and disease notification systems **

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) organized advanced and specialized training for 35 veterinarians from the Federal Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources in KRG (MoAWR) which serves their area of ​​work, designed to build the capacity of veterinary services to detect, diagnose and record animal diseases and improve early warning systems and rapid response to control them by developing the skills of participants and by encouraging the exchange of experiences within the framework of the project activities, “Improving the delivery of animal health services and disease surveillance in Iraq”, implemented in coordination with the MoA and the MoAWR, ​​funded by the United States Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), where training began in Erbil on Sunday December 19, 2021 and ended on Thursday October 23. 2021. The representative of MoA, Magda Baddr Whaib, and the representative of KRG’S MoAWR, ​​Councilor Rizgar Hama Khader, as well as a number of veterinarians working in the sector of the Kurdistan region and the Iraqi governorates, participated and completed the training sessions, organized under the direct supervision of the FAO Representative in Iraq, D. Salah El Hajj Hassan, who characterized the interactive and participatory approach, as creating an opportunity for participants to develop their tools and skills. expertise. D. Salah El Hajj Hassan opened the training session by thanking and greeting the participants and expressed his deep gratitude for the FAO-MoA-DTRA partnership. He added: “The importance of these workshops lies in the fact that they offer the possibility and create a real opportunity for the exchange of expertise and increase in the capacities of participants working in the field of disease surveillance through evaluation of veterinary services and electronic animal reporting systems. diseases, in addition to improving skills related to detection, diagnosis and notification, which also included their support with equipment, devices and field and laboratory materials, thus improving animal health services . He also said that the organization will make more efforts in the future to complete the “One Health” system to achieve the highest level of animal health by strengthening collaboration between veterinary and health services. public. The representative of the Ministry of Agriculture, Magda Baddr Whaib, described the training as a success. She said in this regard: “The lectures presented were in the title of the training and the information was up to date and comprehensive, as it gave the trainees a good opportunity to understand the topics. The organization, timing and number of days of the sessions were suitable for everyone ”. FAO international expert and speaker for the training, D. Karim BenJebara, expressed his joy in welcoming the participants. He highlighted the effectiveness of these activities in strengthening technical and scientific cooperation between the Ministry of Agriculture and FAO by improving the capacities of workers in the sector as part of its role and mission of adopting the training as a means of achieving sustainable development goals. This training is an implementation of the recommendations of the surveillance assessment carried out in veterinary laboratories and surveillance and reporting centers at the end of last year. The assessment highlighted gaps in the capacity of surveillance systems at the central level and in targeted governorates. Certificates of completion presented at the end of the program.


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