Food security

30.07.2014

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]

Resilience

21.07.2014

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

07.07.2014

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

Nutrition

02.07.2014

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

21.06.2014

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]

Research

16.06.2014

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

15.06.2014

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

06.06.2014

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

30.05.2014

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

21.05.2014

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

Health

12.05.2014

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]

Trade

24.04.2014

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]

Health

14.04.2014

A large study of child growth patterns in 36 developing countries finds that, contrary to widely held beliefs, economic growth has little to no effect on the nutritional status of the world's poorest children. [more]

Water

04.04.2014

International trade of food crops led to freshwater savings worth 2.4 billion US dollars in 2005 and had a major impact on local water stress. This is shown in a new study by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research...[more]

Plant protection

25.03.2014

Around 200 crops pests per country go undetected because countries do not have enough scientific capacity to detect them warns a study by British scientists from Exeter University. [more]

Nutrition

19.03.2014

As a part of the Africa Biofortified Sorghum (ABS) initiative, a consortium of scientists in the United States and Africa have achieved an important step towards introducing pro-vitamin A (beta carotene) into sorghum, a staple...[more]

Trade

10.03.2014

Sufficient food is available for increasing numbers of people. However, dependence of countries on international trade in foodstuffs has grown considerably in recent decades, a new study by the Finish Aalto University indicates.[more]

Plant breeding

26.02.2014

Two fungus diseases – Fusarium Wilt and Black Sigatoka – are threatening the commercial banana production around the globe. Scientists are trying to develop resistant varieties, but progress, either by classical breeding or by...[more]

Climate change

10.02.2014

According to a study by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), a significant share of bioenergy in the future energy mix will be needed to reduce emission of greenhouse gases. The impact on the world...[more]

Nutrition

09.12.2013

Recent studies have shown that modern breeding for high yield, visual appearance and long shelf life led to an unintentional decline in taste and the content of essential nutrients in vegetables. AVRDC – The World Vegetable...[more]

Soil fertility

23.08.2013

Crop yield improvement is dearly needed in sub-Saharan Africa, but remarkably, African farmers do not adopt the available ‘Green Revolution’ fertiliser technologies. This has many reasons, a crucial one being soil properties.[more]

Soil fertility

23.08.2013

Soils are naturally poor in sub-Saharan Africa, and poor management has further reduced their productive capacity. The author argues that more fertiliser use is required to reverse further nutrient mining and productivity decline...[more]

COMING EVENTS

18-20 August 2014 - Brisbane, Australia

International Symposium on Indigenous Vegetables

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1-3 September 2014 - Montpellier , France

SPS 2014 – Sustainable Phosphorus Summit

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2-11 September 2014 - Karl Kübel Institute for Development Education, Coimbatore, India

10 days training Workshops on "Food and Nutrition Security - FNS"

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3-4 September 2014 - Bockerode-Hanover, Germany

PotatoEurope

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3-6 September 2014 - Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy, Hurup Thy, Denmark

6th International Conference on Sustainable Agriculture for Food, Energy and Industry in Regional and Global Context

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10-12 September 2014 - Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg, Heide-Süd Campus, Germany

Plant Nutrition 2014 - From Basic Understanding to Better Crops

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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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16 October 2014 - Schloss Hohenheim, Stuttgart

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

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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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7-9 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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24-27 August 2015 - Free University Berlin, Henry Ford Building, Berlin

XVIII. International Plant Protection Congress(IPPC)

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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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