Scientific World

Food security

Optimised on-farm grain storage boosts food security in sub-Saharan Africa, as the Swiss ETH Zurich study in Kenya during the COVID-19 pandemic shows.

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Plant breeding

Researchers from Austria, China and Japan identified a bacterium in rice seeds that can lead to complete resistance to a specific pathogen and is naturally transmitted from one generation of plants to another.

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Climate change

Land ecosystems currently play a key role in mitigating climate change. The more carbon dioxide (CO2) plants and trees absorb during photosynthesis the less CO2 remains trapped in the atmosphere where it can cause…

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Plant breeding

The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) developed three CIMMYT-derived fall armyworm-tolerant elite maize hybrids for eastern and southern Africa.

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Climate change

How much carbon dioxide can the world’s forests draw from the atmosphere, and at what cost? Researchers have now examined this question with the aid of model calculations.

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Climate change

For four years, researchers at the French agricultural research institute Cirad have been studying crop response to increased CO2 levels in the air. Their results show the importance of the carbon storage capacity of the…

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Plant protection

For the first time, an international team of scientists has estimated how nature-based solutions for agricultural pest control deliver USD 14.6 to19.5 billion annually across 23 countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Energy

Australian scientists have developed a catalyst enabling used cooking oil and other impure raw materials to be transformed into high-value products like biodiesel.

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Fisheries

In a recent study published in Nature Communications, an international research team questions scientific and policy narratives around the potential of ocean aquaculture to solely contribute to food and nutrition…

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One Health

How do diseases spread from wildlife to humans? What can be done to limit the risks and the impact on society? A white paper suggests ways of preventing and detecting diseases, and taking rapid action if necessary.

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