Plant breeding


The Musa Germplasm Information System (MGIS) development team at Bioversity International and its MusaNet partners have just launched a new and improved version of MGIS. [more]



The global threat that insecticides pose for aquatic biodiversity has been revealed in a recent modelling study that pinpoints areas at greatest risk. [more]

Natural resources


Scientists warn us to use renewable resources more efficiently, as there are limits to even their use.[more]



Genomes of 16 Anopheles mosquito species have now been sequenced.[more]



African animal trypanosomiasis is still the main obstacle to the development of livestock production in sub-Saharan Africa. To fight the disease, effective methods are now available for eradicating the tsetse flies that transmit...[more]



Conventional agriculture is ecologically questionable but nevertheless regarded as considerably more productive than organic farming. Researchers in the USA have now examined how big the yield gap is between these forms of...[more]



How can the clear-cutting of tropical rainforests be checked? One approach is to recultivate fallow land. This has been demonstrated in an international study on the basis of surveys in Ecuador’s mountainous regions. [more]



Global forest conservation measures meant to mitigate climate change are likely to drive massive cropland expansion into shrub-lands or savannahs to satisfy the ever-growing hunger for arable land. The consequent changes in land...[more]



Conservation agriculture leads to lower yields than conventional agriculture in wet regions, while in drier regions yields are higher with conservation agriculture. [more]



Livestock production is responsible for a large amount of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. However, numerous approaches have been developed to reduce these emissions and thus lower environmental pollution caused by livestock...[more]



A new study finds that orange maize improves vitamin A storage in children. Through natural gene selection, researchers at U.S. Purdue University succeeded in naturally enriching the pro-vitamin A content of maize, a finding that...[more]

Climate change


A study by scientists from the Ludwig-Maximilian University (LMU) Munich pinpoints the winners and losers of climate change.[more]



Scientists in Germany have found a way to produce antimalarial drugs directly from plant waste obtained in the drug production process. [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]


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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9-10 March 2015 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture

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19-23 April 2015 – Berlin, Germany

Global Soil Week 2015

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20-22 May 2015 - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 

The 10th eLearning Africa Conference

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1-19 June 2015 - Freiburg, Germany

Summer school “Integrated Land Use Systems” (ILUS)

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14-18 June 2015 - Minneapolis-Saint Paul, USA

IFAMA 25th Annual World Forum and Symposium: Innovation, Talent, and Technology in 21st Century of Agribusiness

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17-19 June 2015 - Halle (Saale), Germany

IAMO Forum 2015 “Agriculture and Climate Change in Transition Economies”

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25-27 August 2015 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

7th ICSA International Conference on Sustainable Agriculture for Food, Energy and Industry in Regional and Global Context

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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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