Health

26.05.2017

Developing new drugs only makes sense for pharmaceutical corporations if they can later on recapture the high development costs via sales. This is one of the reasons why there is still a large imbalance between the availability...more

Technology

19.05.2017

A project that started in 2012 is helping smallholders in 17 African nations obtain reliable and accurate weather data  to increase crop yields.more

Technology

12.05.2017

Farmers in West Africa could increase their rice yields by using a smartphone app – “riceadvice” – developed by the Africa Rice Center. The app mainly offers tailor-made recommendations for efficient mineral fertiliser use.more

Health

04.05.2017

A new technique has enabled scientists in Germany to develop an active substance which can kill off the trypanosomiasis pathogens.more

Technology

28.04.2017

Using drone technology could cut labour and costs spent in collecting data for maize breeding by at least ten per cent, preliminary findings of a project in Southern Africa show.more

Water

21.04.2017

Cultivation of internationally traded foods is taking up growing volumes of non-renewable groundwater. This is leading to dwindling reserves of groundwater, posing a global threat to future availability of food and water.more

Rice is the most important staple food for millions of people worldwide.
Agriculture

13.04.2017

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the International Rice Research Institute have agreed to co-operate more closely to support sustainable rice production in developing countries in order to improve...more

Environment

07.04.2017

Logging that happens today and potential future rainfall reductions in the Amazon could push the region into a vicious dieback circle. If dry seasons intensify with human-caused climate change, the risk for self-amplified forest...more

Smart Food will be taken forward as a partnership with many organisations in India and in African countries. <br/> Photo: ICRISAT
Nutrition

31.03.2017

‘Smart Food’, an initiative by the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) which will initially focus on popularising millets and sorghum, has been selected by “LAUNCH Food” as one of the...more

Researchers around the globe are working on new methods and agents to combat malaria.<br/> Photo: CDC Global
Health

24.03.2017

More effective therapies for malaria infections may soon be available. Researchers at the Universities of Bayreuth and Jerusalem have developed a novel method to release active agents and the new agent “Artemisone” for this...more

Agriculture

17.03.2017

An international team of researchers representing the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice), the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and Wageningen University, has raised alarm over the enormous economic impact parasitic weeds...more

Forestry

10.03.2017

In small village communities around the globe, local resources are often not used sustainably. A study based on 233 village analyses showed that at least one forest product such as firewood, timber, food or animal feed has...more

Climate change

03.03.2017

A study by climate researchers at Germany’s Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) shows that the impacts of land use change on carbon dioxide emissions is higher than assumed. In climate protection reforestation should play a...more

Health

24.02.2017

In a clinical trial on malaria vaccination, researchers at the German University of Tübingen have achieved a protection of up to 100 per cent by using fully viable malaria parasites.more

Biotechnology

17.02.2017

A nano-sized bio-degradable clay-comprising double stranded ribonucleic acid (dsRNA) could offer a cost-effective, clean and green alternative to chemical-based plant pesticides.more

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