Banking biodiversity in Vietnam

Disappearing under a thick canopy of leaves, Tran Thi Ha is quick to point out five different types of the root crop cassava on her farm - and their somewhat unusual uses. “We use the stems of cassava stakes as a medium to grow mushrooms,” she Read More …

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Photo story: Busting soil myths in Tanzania

You can also view the photo story full screen. Related stories and information: Bringing soils back to life – a conversation with Deborah Bossio Scaling up – TV helps farmers shape up soils in East Africa New photo-film: mapping soil Read More …

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A Date with Big Data in Uruguay

It was definitely not love at first sight. Gonzalo Rovira had prepared carefully for this first date. Years of experience assured him that all would go well. But when the big moment arrived, he felt intimidated. His date was a platform named Read More …

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Bringing soils back to life – a conversation with Deborah Bossio

After decades of neglect, in part due to the long term nature of soils research and the short term nature of development funding, soils research is on the brink of a renaissance as the world starts to recognise just how vital the ground beneath our Read More …

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Farmers debate their options in a changing climate

From cold snaps to intense rainfall, changing weather in the last two decades has not gone unnoticed by residents of Ma climate-smart village in Vietnam’s Yen Bai province. But weighing up options to adapt to changes and build resilience Read More …

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How does collective intelligence address climate change?

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The Climate CoLab community, led by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA, seeks to harness the collective intelligence ofRead More …

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Banking biodiversity in Vietnam

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Disappearing under a thick canopy of leaves, Tran Thi Ha is quick to point out five different types of theRead More …

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Photo story: Busting soil myths in Tanzania

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You can also view the photo story full screen. Related stories and information: Bringing soils back to life – aRead More …

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A Date with Big Data in Uruguay

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It was definitely not love at first sight. Gonzalo Rovira had prepared carefully for this first date. Years of experienceRead More …

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Bringing soils back to life – a conversation with Deborah Bossio

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After decades of neglect, in part due to the long term nature of soils research and the short term natureRead More …

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Farmers debate their options in a changing climate

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From cold snaps to intense rainfall, changing weather in the last two decades has not gone unnoticed by residents ofRead More …

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Asia’s prized climate-resilient cash crop

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Seeds of change In Southeast Asia, cassava is grown by over eight million farmers as a primary source of incomeRead More …

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Rice at center stage in Uruguay big data workshop

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From yesterday until next Friday, 12 June, a workshop on the analysis of big data from Uruguay’s commercial rice productionRead More …

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Fighting Asia’s alien invasions

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Our global resource base is fragile. As demand for food, animal feed and fuel is on the rise, together with growingRead More …

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Counter-attacking human and pig disease in Asia

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Lao PDR’s northern-most province lies among cloud-covered peaks between China to the west and Vietnam to the east. The mountainsRead More …

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