Scientific World

Biodiversity

Africa's protected areas (PAs) are the last stronghold of the continent's unique biodiversity, but they appear increasingly threatened by climate change, substantial human population growth, and land-use change.

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Ocean

An international team of scientists have developed new monitoring indicators for the protection of marine and coastal areas. In their study, they show that large gaps exist in the protection of marine ecosystems.…

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Biotechnology

Researchers from ETH Zurich/Switzerland, the United States and Uganda have identified the gene responsible for resistance in certain cassava cultivars against the devastating cassava mosaic disease. This is an important…

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Agriculture

A first-of-its-kind analysis of the untapped genetic potential of wheat shows that global yields are only half of what they could be.

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Food crisis

As the world comes to terms with a potential global food crisis triggered by the conflict in Ukraine, CGIAR researchers have identified priority actions for global policy makers to mitigate supply and price shocks and to…

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Biotechnology

In collaboration with local economists, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has analysed the expected economic benefits to farmers and consumers resulting from the adoption of GM crops in five…

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Climate change

Scientists from the University of Western Australia discovered how plants control the amount of carbon from photosynthesis that they store to build biomass using a metabolic channel. This is a relatively rare plant…

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Plant breeding

An international research team show which signalling pathways make plants more resistant to flooding. The scientists have succeeded in demonstrating that plants can survive longer without oxygen if they have previously…

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Agroforestry

Joint research conducted by an interdisciplinary international team geospatially modelled and quantified above- and belowground biomass carbon on agricultural land, assessing the mitigation benefits of increasing tree…

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Biotechnology

With the help of the CRISPR/Cas molecular scissors, genetic information in a plant can be modified to make the latter more robust to pests, diseases, or extreme climatic conditions. Researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of…

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