A new study measures the impact of climate change on global agricultural productivity growth over the last decades. The results suggest that climate and weather-related factors have already greatly affected agricultural productivity.

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Plants use the signalling molecule GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) to remember the dryness of a day, a recent study shows. This signalling molecule is known from animals to limit their water loss.

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Half of all Africans have no access to electricity. This is the result of a survey on the energy turnaround in Africa presented by Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in Berlin in…

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In the scientific community, just like among the development cooperation actors, there is far-reaching agreement that progress in development in the rural regions of our world not being at the level desired cannot be put…

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Heavy shocks like COVID-19 that disrupt food, health and economic systems are likely to increase over the next decades. Thus, these systems need to become more resilient to cope with further shocks. This year’s Global…

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