A new study by the German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA) shows how agrofuels play a major role in the acquisition and leasing of land in developing and newly industrialising countries. The study was based on data...[more]

Climate change


The calculations of Antarctica’s projected contribution to sea-level rise in this century are, at the top-of-the range, far higher than the projections made by the World Climate Council.[more]



Biomass is a natural resource with a number of competing uses: food, feed, materials and energy. The demands of a growing world population cannot be met without using this valuable resource in more efficient and more sustainable...[more]



Making better and more diversified use of plants in order to benefit from existing resources is one of the targets that the bioeconomy has set itself. As a rule, however, this means that first of all, a lot of research has to be...[more]

Climate change


PIK scientists link extreme weather conditions to the development of giant waves in the atmosphere. The frequency of these events could be linked to changes in the arctic.[more]

Crop protection


Twenty-eight international organisations joined forces to fight cassava diseases in Africa and founded the Pan-African Cassava Surveillance Network –PACSUN.[more]

Food losses


A study by the University of Illinois has examined attitudes among farmers to post-harvest loss. It concludes that technical training could help reduce these losses.[more]



The International Crops Research Institute for Tropical Agriculture and universities from India, Africa and USA have launched an initiative to bring together various disciplines in agricultural education. The International...[more]



The DrinkPure filter developed by researchers at ETH Zurich enables easy water filtration directly in the bottle.[more]

Food security


Achieving sustainable global food security is one of humanity’s great challenges. A team of international scientists has identified key “global leverage points” that offer the best opportunities to improve both global food...[more]



How well tropical trees weather periods of drought depends on the carbohydrates stored, as revealed by a novel experiment conducted by an international team of researchers. The findings are extremely important for assessing the...[more]

Climate change


Unploughed fields can mitigate extreme heat, according to scientists at ETH Zurich. [more]



Australian scientists have developed provitamin A-enriched bananas that are now being tested in a nutritional experiment. The fruit is to help combat vitamin A deficiency in East Africa.[more]

Rural development


More research on camel milk is needed to develop potentially valuable dairy products for marginalised communities in desert regions, experts said at the first international meeting on "Milk, factor of development", in...[more]



Agricultural research and development projects (R&D) must include smallholder farmers to maximise development impact, postulated scientists at the AGRINATURA Science Days, held in Vienna in May 2014.[more]

Climate change


The International Rice Research Institute – IRRI- developed the “Alternate Wetting and Drying (AWD) technology, which is a water-saving technology that farmers can apply to reduce their irrigation water use in rice fields without...[more]

Plant protection


CIAT virologists have developed a diagnostic technique to efficiently detect the presence of viruses infecting cassava, including those ones associated with cassava frogskin disease (CFSD), as reported in a recent issue of the...[more]

Climate change


Increased carbon dioxide levels could cause a global drop in nutrients in rice, wheat and soy, a new study has found. Experimental results, published in the journal “Nature”, have found that zinc, iron and protein levels all fall...[more]

Plant breeding


The first ARICA varieties were released mid 2013 by the African Rice Center (AfricaRice). A further six varieties are now to follow. [more]



Scientists have cracked the genetic code of the bloodsucking tsetse fly. The precise knowledge of the insect’s biology and physiology will help future efforts to control one of the most devastating livestock diseases in...[more]



Thanks to recent research by a consortium of organisations, banana, avocado and citrus farmers in Africa will now be able to export their produce to lucrative markets in Europe, the Middle East and South Africa. [more]


17-19 September 2014 - Czech University of Life Sciences Prague , Prague, Czech Republic

Tropentag 2014

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18-19 September 2014 - TU Dortmund University, Germany

“Multilocality in the Global South and North: Factors, features and policy implications”

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23-25 September 2014 - Savoy Hotel, Buenos Aires, Argentina

5th GFRAS Annual Meeting 2014 Argentina RAS policies – evidence and practice

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24-25 September 2014 - Terneuzen, The Netherlands

3rd International Seaweed Conference 

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7-10 October 2014 - Humidtropics, Conference Center of IITA in Ibadan, Nigeria

Systems Research for Sustainable Intensification in Smallholder Agriculture - Humidtropics Integrated Systems Conference

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8-9 October 2014 - Ambhara Hotel,Jakarta, Indonesia

2nd Annual-AIDF Food Security Summit: Asia 2014 

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16 October 2014 - Schloss Hohenheim, Stuttgart

World Food Day Colloquium 2014 : Family Farming – a solution for food and nutrition security?

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22-23 October 2014 - Beijing,  China

2nd China International Precision Agriculture and High-efficiency Utilization Summit (PAS 2014) 

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27 October - 1 November 2014 - Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC) Bangkok, Thailand

4th International Rice Congress (IRC2014) 

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15-23 November 2014 - North-South Centre - European Centre for Global Interdependence and Solidarity, Lissabon, Portugal

Global Education Week 2014 Ernährungssicherheit -Lebensmittelverschwendung 

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19-21 November 2014 - Rome

Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2)

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7 December 2014-International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), Lima, Peru

Food and Nutrition Security, Agriculture and Climate Change 

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7-9 January 2015 - The Empress Hotel, Chiang Mai, Thailand

1st International Conference on Asian Highland Natural Resources Management 

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3 - 6 March 2015 - Stuttgart, Germany

2nd International Congress Hidden Hunger - Hidden Hunger, Childhood Development and Long-term Prospects for Society and Economy

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19-22 November 2015 - Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria Hotel Manila, Philippines

Moringa Symposium and Congress

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17-22 July 2016 - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Tenth International Rangeland Congress (IRC) “The Future Management of Grazing and Wild Lands in a High Tech World”

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