Southward shift in the tropical belt between the 1940s and 1970s
Climate change 25.11.2015

The tropical belt has been expanding since the 1980s with major impacts on areas of precipitation and drought worldwide.[more]

Southward shift in the tropical belt between the 1940s and 1970s
Cases of acute sleeping sickness in Uganda caused by trypanosome parasite were reduced by treating 500,000 cows
Health 19.11.2015

A method to stamp out human sleeping sickness by injecting cattle with a parasite-killing drug and spraying insecticide has proven effective in Uganda.[more]

Cases of acute sleeping sickness in Uganda caused by trypanosome parasite were reduced by treating 500,000 cows
Farm households having access to irrigation showed significantly higher values on the sustainability indices
Rural development 12.11.2015

A new way to categorise farms may give new insights into how to tailor intervention to farm type and make small farms more viable, according to a recent CGIAR study. [more]

Farm households having access to irrigation showed significantly higher values on the sustainability indices
The king protea (Protea cynaroides) is South Africa’s national flower
Biodiversity 05.11.2015

Climate change is threatening the diversity of flora in the South African Cape Region. Researchers from the German University of Hohenheim seek to save the area’s wealth of plants species and are currently compiling...[more]

The king protea (Protea cynaroides) is South Africa’s national flower
Land 29.10.2015

Grasslands are the largest terrestrial ecosystems and habitat to 800 million people. However, these grasslands are threatened. At this year’s World Food Day Colloquium at the University of Hohenheim in Germany, experts viewed the...[more]

Health 22.10.2015

An invasive weed may worsen the malaria epidemic in East Africa by sustaining the mosquitoes that transmit the disease, a study by the Kenya-based International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology says.[more]

Biodiversity 16.10.2015

An international team of biologists have compiled the first global overview of naturalisation and spread of alien plant species. The survey was based on the statistics for “naturalised” plants, which that include all species that...[more]

Agriculture 08.10.2015

At this year’s Tropentag in Berlin, Germany, the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture presented some examples of how smallholders can make their production more efficient. Here, it also became apparent that the biggest...[more]

Biodiversity 24.09.2015

Warming of the world’s oceans is also going to result in considerable changes in maritime biodiversity. In some regions, this could lead to greater biodiversity. However, scientists are also worried about the threat of losing...[more]

Food security 17.09.2015

Many of the undernourished people in Africa and Asia are small-scale farmers. Diversifying production on these farms is often perceived as a promising strategy to improve dietary quality. A study revealed that improving small...[more]

Plant breeding 11.09.2015

Africa’s warm and wet future climate will support foreign crop pests, researchers warn in a study published in August 2015. Moreover, irrigation will also increase the habitat for insects such as tomato leaf miners.[more]

Health 03.09.2015

The malaria vaccine Mosquirix receives positive scientific opinion from EMA in July 2015. It could be used for vaccination of young children, together with established antimalarial interventions. [more]

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]

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]


30 November-11 December 2015 -  Paris, France

UN Climate Change Conference

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3 December 2015 -  Berlin, Germany

Lebensgrundlage Boden - Abschlussveranstaltung zum Internationalen Jahr des Bodens 2015

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3 December 2015 - Stuttgart (Hohenheim), Germany

A World without Hunger

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5-6 December 2015 - Palais des Congrès de Paris, France

The 2015 Global Landscapes Forum

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5-6 December 2015 - Dubai, UAE

3rd International Conference on Food and Agricultural Sciences (ICFAS)

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11-13 Januar 2016 - Munich, Germany

DLG-Wintertagung 2016

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14-16 January 2016 - Berlin, Germany

Global Forum for Food and Agriculture

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15-24 January 2016 - Berlin, Germany

International Green Week 

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18 January 2016 - Berlin, Germany

5th AGCO Africa Summit - Inclusive and Sustainable Growth

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1-2 March 2016 - Accra, Ghana

2nd Cassava World Africa

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1-2 March 2016 - Washington DC, USA

Cracking the Nut '16: Regenerating Rural and Agricultural Development

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14-18 March 2016 - Washington DC, USA

World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty 2016: Scaling up Responsible Land Governance

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4-6 April 2016 - Almaty, Kazakhstan

Agricultural Transitions along the Silk Road: Restructuring, Resources and Trade in the Central Asia Region

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18-21 April 2016 - Istanbul, Turkey

15th International Cereal and Bread Congress (15th ICBC)

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22-24 June 2016 - Halle (Saale), Germany

IAMO Forum: Rural Labor in Transition: Structural Change, Migration and Governance

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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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