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Farmers who are faced with plant health problems can visit plant clinics staffed by plant doctors, who provide diagnoses and recommendations. In India, plant clinics have been referring farmers to local biopesticide…

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Fisheries

As a reaction to the recent report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). WorldFish highlights that transitioning to aquatic food-based diets offers a huge opportunity for putting our food systems on a…

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Climate change

The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has finalised the second part of the Sixth Assessment Report, Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability, the Working Group II contribution to the Sixth…

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Climate change

A new study says that safe areas where corals can survive warming may vanish even if Paris climate goals are met.

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Climate change

A new study by the University of Bonn (Germany) and the Breakthrough Institute (USA) shows that genetically modified plants could have a positive impact on the environment, and above all on climate. The findings prove…

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Biodiversity

Just a handful of soil contains billions of micro-organism which are vital for the quality of the soil and its health. At the 14th Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA), the panel of experts “Soil microbial…

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Plant breeding

An international team of researchers have identified markers associated with resistance to the banana weevil borer, which is one of the worst pests in banana and plantain production.

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Health

The active plant ingredient anemonin could provide a new approach in the treatment of malaria. It was identified by researchers from Ethiopia and Germany in a buttercup that is traditionally used in some African…

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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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Disasters

An integrated project has calculated drought risks world-wide in high resolution. In the project, drought hazards were established via remote surveillance and with hydrological modelling and yield models.

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