19.07.2018

A software tool developed by India’s National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) is helping balance the diets of 2.4 million heads of Indian cattle, leading to increased milk output and reduced methane emissions, an international livestock conference heard.

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The banana Musa acuminata, a wild species that grows in South East Asia, is not only a food crop. Scientists have found out that different non-food morphological parts of the plant bear various pharmacological properties,...

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Developing urban and rural areas sustainably – two of Switzerland’s priorities in Africa – were at the focus of the SDC’s Annual Conference in Berne/Switzerland last June.

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Agroecology

28.06.2018

In 2008, the authors of the International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge,  Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD) report arrived at the conclusion that “business as usual is not an option” to make global food...

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How to restore forests in displacement-affected areas, where heavy reliance on wood fuel puts forests and woodlands in jeopardy? The FAO and the UNHCR have launched a new handbook on forest management in displacement settings.

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