Livestock

13.01.2017

Researchers at the University of Hohenheim are developing solar-powered milk cooling for smallholders in Africa and strategic feeding for dairy cattle in Tunisia and Kenya. The projects are part of “EINEWELT”, a special...more

Land

06.01.2017

Fertile farmland around the globe is eaten up mostly by rapid urbanisation. Scientists say that the food produced on that area would be enough to provide more than 300 million people with 2,500 calories per day for a whole year.more

Ebola

30.12.2016

The so far only large-scale study of an Ebola vaccine tested on human beings has now demonstrated reliable protection against the dangerous virus while displaying good tolerability.more

Innovations

23.12.2016

Taking on the challenge of learning to improve monitoring & evaluation beyond standards, a group of CGIAR research programmes on dryland systems have built upon their experiences from the first phase to develop the first...more

Forestry

16.12.2016

The report of an international research team illustrates the global consequences of illegal logging for the environment, economy and societies.more

Health

09.12.2016

Biochemists and virologists at Marburg University in Germany successfully tested an inhibitor of the African Ebola virus produced from a plant substance.more

Livestock

02.12.2016

A recent study by the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) reveals, that around 40 per cent more milk and tens of millions of dollars in revenue could be possible for African farmers provided hey adopt new...more

Climate change

25.11.2016

In a recent publication, scientists at Austria’s Graz University have proposed two bundles of measures on how current and future threats from climate change can be tackled without letting the major CO2 emitters off the hook.more

Technology

21.11.2016

The “aCar” project at the Technical University of Munich, Germany, will make emobility viable for the rural population in poor regions with weak infrastructure. more

Farmers in Western India sow wheat using zero tillage.<br />Photo: © CSISA/CIMMYT
Agriculture

15.11.2016

For the first time, zero tillage has been proven to dramatically boost wheat yields and deliver significant economic benefits to Indian smallholder farmers in seasons of excess rainfall.more

Fisheries

11.11.2016

Fishery experts at the fishery research unit of the Baden-Württemberg Agricultural Centre (LAZBW) in southern Germany have developed a feed additive from cork which is very suitable for production in aquaculture and is...more

Fisheries

04.11.2016

A new project, funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the European Commission (EC) and led by WorldFish, aims to use selective breeding to make improved fish strains more accessible to poor...more

Health

28.10.2016

Scientists at the University Hospital Heidelberg Institute of Public Health in Germany are successfully transferring a new method of mosquito control from Germany’s upper Rhine region to Burkina Faso in West Africa. more

Forestry

21.10.2016

Scientists have conducted the first world-wide study of biodiversity and its impact on the productivity of forests. They conclude that a decline in the number of species leads to massive cuts in the productivity of forests,...more

Plant breeding

14.10.2016

Soil fertility research from Ghent University, Belgium, succeeded to triple cassava yield of Ivorian smallholder farmers by applying integrated soil fertility management, which resulted in an eightfold increase of the...more

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