Climate change

27.08.2015

Deforestation of natural tropical forests for the establishment of oil palm, rubber and cacao plantations causes large amounts of carbon to be released into the atmosphere. German scientists are therefore calling on IPCC to...[more]

Plant breeding

20.08.2015

A team of researchers at the Australian Murdoch University have designed an efficient, small-scale greenhouse combining desalination with food production.[more]

Agriculture

11.08.2015

Birds and bats are important pest control agents, and as such make an important economic contribution to agriculture. An international team investigated the influence of these creatures on harvest yields in the tropics.[more]

Closing ceremony of the Conference.

Research

04.08.2015

At the third International Conference on Financing for Development, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, the chair of the African Union Commission, called upon universities across Africa to link up their agricultural research and teaching...[more]

Closing ceremony of the Conference.

Livestock

28.07.2015

Despite scientific advances around climate impacts, how livestock will be affected is still a relatively uncharted scientific territory. A new CGIAR working paper summarises what we know about climate change impacts on livestock...[more]

Nutrition

21.07.2015

Small spelt – golden corn, as one could sum up the results of a scientific study conducted at the University of Hohenheim that took a closer look at ancient wheat varieties; for small spelt produces more lutein, which protects...[more]

Plant breeding

14.07.2015

The aim of a five-year NARITA bananas project is to boost ongoing efforts to deliver high-yielding, disease-resistant and superior cooking banana varieties to increase food security and improve incomes of smallholder farmers in...[more]

Health

02.07.2015

A new ILRI report reviews the knowns and unknowns of antimicrobial resistance in animal agriculture in developing countries.[more]

Forestry

24.06.2015

People are fascinated by the amazing diversity of tropical forests and will be surprised to learn that there are possibly more than 53,000 tree species in the tropics, in contrast to only 124 across temperate Europe. [more]

Food security

15.06.2015

During the 1970s, when severe droughts affected West African farmers, cereal banks became popular in the region. However, things quickly became very quiet again about this type of food security scheme, probably also because many...[more]

Nutrition

11.06.2015

Its iron-rich pearl millet ICTP-8203Fe reverses iron deficiency in children, reports HarvestPlus. Tens of thousands of farmers cultivate this pearl millet. Critics fear that excessive dependency on a single foodstuff could lead...[more]

Plant breeding

03.06.2015

Responding to fears that bean production will take a big hit from global warming, CIAT scientists have identified about 30 “elite” lines showing tolerance to temperatures 4 degrees Centigrade above the crop’s normal “comfort zone...[more]

Biodiversity

29.05.2015

Scientists at the German Senckenberg Research Institute have modelled the effects of changing land use on biodiversity in lotic waters for the first time. The results show that changing land uses are a much stronger driver of...[more]

Health

25.05.2015

SAYE, a plant-based medicine, is used in Burkina Faso to treat malaria. As indepth scientific findings on the medicine are not available, a clinical trial of SAYE versus ACT is now to be implemented in uncomplicated malaria in...[more]

Biodiversity

18.05.2015

The CGIAR research centre Bioversity International has opened India’s first ever genetic garden for rare crop and fruit diversity in Bangalore, India.[more]

Animal Health

11.05.2015

The chytrid fungus is thought to have spread around the world from frog species exported from Africa and can cause frogs and other amphibians to die out.[more]

A new software has been developed to identify villages suitable for aid projects. Researchers focused on two initial projects in India and Africa.[more]

Livestock

09.04.2015

An international team of researchers in Ghana have discovered new strains of cattle virus that are distant relatives of the hepatitis C virus, which is dangerous to humans. The German Center for Infection Research (DZIF) plays a...[more]

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