Scientific World

Climate change

When peat swamps dry out they can release large amounts of greenhouse gases. Because they react so sensitively to climate changes, they are important tipping points. A study published in Nature investigates how…

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Climate change

Global carbon emissions in 2022 remain at record levels – with no sign of the decrease that is urgently needed to limit warming to 1.5°C, according to the new report of the Global Carbon Project science team. If current…

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Agriculture

Less toil, poverty and hunger – scientists at the University of Hohenheim in Germany are analysing the potential of mechanisation for sustainable agriculture in the Global South for the latest report “The State of Food…

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Energy

In the run-up to the forthcoming COP27 World Climate Conference, experts from 50 scientific institutions are calling for a rethink in politics, research funding and research regarding Africa’s energy turnaround. A new…

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Nutrition

The agrifood systems research of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) looks at how to better connect farmers to consumers in a sustainable way, allowing for higher benefits from farming and…

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Agriculture

A recent study by the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics reveals that climate-induced risks to farmers’ income can be reduced by up to 25 per cent when context-specific climate-smart…

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Plant breeding

An international team of scientists has unravelled how wheat protects itself from a deadly pathogen. Their findings, published in the journal Nature, could be harnessed to make important crop species more resistant to…

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Climate change

The Agriculture, Forestry, and Other Land Uses (AFOLU) sector accounts for almost a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions, provides a carbon sink and renewable resources for substitution of fossil fuels, offers…

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Measuring impact

To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, the international community increasingly relies on the private sector, both for mobilising additional finance and for project implementation. However, research…

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Nutrition

The seed coat of pigeonpea is rich in calcium and is a potential valuable input for baby food and mineral supplements a study by the International Crops Research Institute (ICRISAT) revealed. Recent reports indicate a…

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