What is better than chocolate ice cream? Or a hot chocolate on a cold, winter day? Or a box of Belgian chocolates? Or even a fudgy and decadent chocolate brownie?We can all agree that chocolate
Visitors who approach the student reporters by themself to suggest interesting content to report about are always highly appreciated – especially when it is as interesting as the projects of Agrecol, a working group that
Ms. Kushala Witharanage from the University of Hohenheim, Germany presented preliminary findings of her master’s thesis at Tropentag 2023. She focuses on the impacts of gender-caste within organic cotton farming in India. Let’s discover more!
Abiotic stresses are inorganic factors, such as high temperature, saline conditions, water stress, and metal toxicity, affecting crops. They result in negative impacts on plant growth, yield, nutritional and safety parameters. How can we deal
Eduardo Duque Dussán, PhD student at the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague, presented his study on developing a new hybrid system to dry coffee beans. Colombia’s coffee production is the third highest in
As the Tropentag 2023 conference approached its climax, participants had the opportunity to browse posters and listen to several oral presentations from different scientists across the world. The projects unveiled a plethora of intriguing results
We often communicate in our own ways – humans say “hello,” cats meow, and dogs bark. But have you ever wondered how insects “talk”? At the University of Kassel, a PhD student working with CGIAR’s IRRI explores this intriguing question using science. What’s even more intriguing is that they used high-tech methods to eavesdrop on insects! While we don’t know if the insects granted their consent for this technological eavesdropping, we’re certainly curious about what these tiny rice storage insects have to say.
This year more than 150 participants were invited to a “Friends of CGIAR Event” at the Tropentag Conference in Berlin. The event was hosted by the Fund for International Agricultural Research (FIA) together with ATSAF
In a rapidly changing world, the resilience of pastoral food systems in East Africa faces a multitude of challenges. From land tenure insecurity to the impact of climate change, these systems are under pressure to
The “aftershock” from recent crises have rippled across the globe, with tangible effects seen not just in soaring food prices and protests spanning Africa, Latin America, and Europe, but also in exacerbating trends of forced displacement and escalating food crises worldwide. At the helm of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Johan Swinnen draws attention to the critical strategies needed to transform our existing food systems, to make them more resilient and sustainable.