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Agronomy / Food Science - 26.11.2021

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 17.11.2021
Sustainable toilets for climate change and the SDGs
Sustainable toilets for climate change and the SDGs
What do our toilets have to do with global challenges such as climate change? Climate change - particularly fast, worldwide population growth - poses significant global challenges for us.

Agronomy / Food Science - 11.11.2021

Agronomy / Food Science - Campus - 04.11.2021
The UB and Chartier World LAB Barcelona create a chair to promote research on gastronomy and aromas
The UB and Chartier World LAB Barcelona create a chair to promote research on gastronomy and aromas
Institucional The University of Barcelona and the company Chartier World LAB Barcelona have created the UB - Gastronomy and aroma - Chartier LAB Chair.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 03.11.2021

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 27.10.2021
Farming reboot lays seeds for prosperity in poor regions
Farming reboot lays seeds for prosperity in poor regions
Agriculture experts from The Australian National University (ANU) have teamed up with government bodies and NGOs in sub-Saharan Africa to improve irrigation schemes and boost crop production.     The

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 26.10.2021
Polyphenol-rich diets improve leaky gut syndrome in the elderly
Polyphenol-rich diets improve leaky gut syndrome in the elderly
The increase of intestinal permeability is associated with factors such as ageing, food allergies and intolerances and unhealthy diets. This alteration causes a reduction of the gut integrity barrier that triggers the transit of potentially-toxic substances for the blood, and is related to the development of chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and even Alzheimer's.

Agronomy / Food Science - History / Archeology - 26.10.2021
Opinion: Understanding cocoa farming is key to ending child slavery in West Africa
It's no longer sufficient just to show that child slavery practices are happening, campaigners need to invest time and effort to truly understand the processes and conditions that create them, says Dr Michael Odijie (UCL History).

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 21.10.2021
DNA fingerprinting the ’food of gods’
The tropical root vegetable taro, known as the 'food of the gods' in the Pacific, is under threat from rising sea levels but wild Australian plants being cultivated by The University of Queensland may help boost food security in the region.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 15.10.2021

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 13.10.2021
Expert Insights: Ancient techniques may help mitigate effects of Prairie drought
A refurbished Nabataean cistern at the site of Humayma, Jordan. Photo by Craig Harvey By Craig A. Harvey, Special to Western News October 13, 2021 This year witnessed one of the hottest and driest summers in recent history for Western Canada and the American Southwest. The resulting droughts adversely affected food supply and helped send meat prices rising three times faster than inflation.

Campus - Agronomy / Food Science - 12.10.2021

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 11.10.2021

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 08.10.2021

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 08.10.2021

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 08.10.2021
$2.5 million for the creation of the Réseau québécois de recherche en agriculture durable
Today, the Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature et technologies (FRQNT), along with its partner the ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation (MAPAQ) announced the creation of the Réseau québécois de recherche en agriculture durable (RQRAD), a flagship measure of the Plan d'agriculture durable 2020-2030 (PAD).

Computer Science - Agronomy / Food Science - 05.10.2021
Using data science to combat poverty
Using data science to combat poverty
In January 2021, Empa and BASE (Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy) were among the winners of the prestigious Inclusive Growth and Recovery Challenge by data.org, a platform for partnerships committed to build the field of data science for social impact.

Campus - Agronomy / Food Science - 01.10.2021

Innovation - Agronomy / Food Science - 29.09.2021

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 22.09.2021
The Bassenges Farm : low-tech agriculture at a high-tech campus
The Bassenges Farm : low-tech agriculture at a high-tech campus
At the Bassenges Farm, six devoted women and men are bringing their vision of sustainability to the EPFL and UNIL campuses, giving low-tech agriculture - without pesticides - a chance to thrive.

Agronomy / Food Science - 20.09.2021
'More support needed for pollination services in agriculture'
’More support needed for pollination services in agriculture’
Agroecologist from the University of Göttingen emphasises their importance for food security of smallholder farmers The global decline of pollinators threatens the reproductive success of 90 per cent of all wild plants globally and the yield of 85 per cent of the world's most important crops.

Innovation - Agronomy / Food Science - 17.09.2021

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 13.09.2021

Agronomy / Food Science - 10.09.2021

Agronomy / Food Science - History / Archeology - 31.08.2021
The first farmers of Europe
The first farmers of Europe
A research team from the University of Bern has managed to precisely date pile dwellings on the banks of Lake Ohrid in the south-western Balkans for the first time: they came into being in the middle of the 5th millennium BC.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 23.08.2021
Fresh herbs from factory halls and bunkers
Fresh herbs from factory halls and bunkers
From the factory hall and not the field: ETH spin-off YASAI should soon be harvesting 20 tonnes of herbs a year from an indoor facility.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 18.08.2021
Small changes in diet could help you live healthier, more sustainably
Small changes in diet could help you live healthier, more sustainably
Eating a hot dog could cost you 36 minutes of healthy life, while choosing to eat a serving of nuts instead could help you gain 26 minutes of extra healthy life, according to a University of Michigan study.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 03.08.2021
More diversity for our farms and forks
More diversity for our farms and forks
Domestication of plants adds to the range of available food As a contribution to increasing crop variety for improved food security in Subsaharan Africa, a leafy vegetable which is rich in vitamins and minerals shall be domesticated. At present, however, as highlighted by a research team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) together with researchers from Nigeria, the plants still contain highly toxic substances that are carcinogenic and liver-damaging.

Agronomy / Food Science - Computer Science - 30.07.2021
'Digital twins' concept boosts food production
’Digital twins’ concept boosts food production
Using technology familiar to computer gamers, University of Queensland scientists are creating 'digital twins' of mango and macadamia orchards to help boost food production.

Agronomy / Food Science - 28.07.2021

Agronomy / Food Science - Economics / Business - 22.07.2021
ANU centre to turbo-charge crop production
ANU centre to turbo-charge crop production
A new research centre based at The Australian National University (ANU) will train the next generation of scientists to develop more resilient crops and significantly grow Australia's agricultural sector.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 21.07.2021
Management measures improve the conservation of the steppe bird in Lleida
Management measures improve the conservation of the steppe bird in Lleida
Over the last forty years, the agricultural intensification, as well as the urban and farming development in the Lleida Plain, have reduced the expansion and quality of the available habitat for the steppe birds of this area, which covers a great part of species of such kind in Spain.

Agronomy / Food Science - Innovation - 20.07.2021

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 07.07.2021
Using genomics to save the bees
Using genomics to save the bees
2021 Agricultural Greater Good Grant awarded to Göttingen University molecular biologist The international Illumina Agricultural Greater Good Grant recognizes research proposals that will increase th

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 02.07.2021
At what temperature the weather becomes a problem
Climate change leads to increasing heat strain for humans, animals and crops When extreme heat becomes more frequent and temperatures remain high for extended periods of time, as it is currently the c

Computer Science - Agronomy / Food Science - 30.06.2021

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 25.06.2021

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 18.06.2021
Organic farming could feed Europe by 2050
Organic farming could feed Europe by 2050
Food has become one of the major challenges of the 21st century. According to a study carried out by CNRS scientists 1 , an organic, sustainable, biodiversity-friendly agro-food system, could be implemented in Europe and would allow a balanced coexistence between agriculture and the environment.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 16.06.2021
Updating the self-sufficiency ratio
Updating the self-sufficiency ratio
The level of self-sufficiency indicates the extent to which agricultural performance ensures food security.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 08.06.2021
More sustainability on farmland
More sustainability on farmland
Agriculture has significant impacts on the environment, nature, soils and biodiversity. Figures published by the German Ministry of Food and Agriculture in 2018 showed that more than 50 percent of the land is used for agriculture.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 25.05.2021
Africa Day - celebrating partnerships across the continent
Africa Day - celebrating partnerships across the continent
As the world marks Africa Day, the University celebrates its existing partnerships across the continent and looks forward to further collaboration as a key strategic aim for the future.

Agronomy / Food Science - Economics / Business - 07.05.2021
Insuring crops from space
Extreme weather poses increasing challenges to the agricultural sector. New insurance models based on satellite data may reduce the risk of drought for farmers, writes Robert Finger. Climate change is increasing drought risk to many areas. Droughts already cause massive yield losses on a regular basis, and coping with this risk is becoming increasingly important to farmers.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 28.04.2021
Food Consumption during Covid-19: regional and sustainable please!
Food Consumption during Covid-19: regional and sustainable please!
Göttingen University researchers survey German consumers on shopping, eating and cooking behaviour For the third time during the pandemic, researchers at the University of Göttingen have surveyed consumers in Germany.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 27.04.2021
Digital advisory services for smallholder families in Africa and Asia
Digital advisory services for smallholder families in Africa and Asia
A research and innovation project at the University of Bern aims to strengthen sustainable farming methods among smallholder families in Africa and Asia using digitally supported agricultural extension services.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 23.04.2021

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 22.04.2021
Improved management of farmed peatlands could cut 500m tonnes of CO2
Improved management of farmed peatlands could cut 500m tonnes of CO2
Substantial cuts in global greenhouse gas emissions could be achieved by raising water levels in agricultural peatlands, according to a new study in the journal Nature .
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