Innovation

The Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) and the retailer Lidl Switzerland have jointly developed a cellulose protective coating for fruit and vegetables. The novel coating is made from…

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"Together we're better" - the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs are launching the second edition of the Swiss Youth and Future Prize.

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Researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a condenser for countries where water is in short supply. Theirs is the first zero-energy solution for harvesting water from the atmosphere throughout the 24-hour daily cycle. It…

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“Integrating agroecological approaches into agricultural advisory services” is the title of the Innovation Challenge 2021, conducted by the global project “Agricultural Policy and Innovation Fund (FABI)” of the Deutsche…

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Innovation

Over the last few years, a strong trend to set up incubators, accelerators and innovation platforms has become apparent. Start-ups on digital technologies and social businesses are rapidly growing with the promise to…

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Given the ambitious targets we need to meet to transform food systems under climate change, innovation efforts need to be significantly stepped up – both in terms of innovation practice and investment volumes. New…

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When the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research was founded in 1971, its most urgent task was to raise agricultural production to feed the world’s rapidly growing population. While this task has not…

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Affordable and effective solutions are being applied in a wide range of areas in which Africa has been lagging behind in terms of key development indicators. Development leaps are above all crucial in the fields of…

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The project “Scaling digital agriculture innovations through start-ups” (SAIS) supports Africans going into business in the agricultural and food sector in scaling their digital innovations and thus reaching out to a…

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For an agricultural innovation to become widely adopted by smallholders, there must be a good match between the properties of the innovation and the goals, objectives, and constraints faced by the population of farmers.…

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