A division of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Research and Impact Assessment (RIA), held a successful pre-conference workshop on the 19th of September 2023 at Humboldt University in Berlin before the International Conference on Research on Food Security, Natural Resource Management, and Rural Development known
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
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
Summary of the first keynote speeches of Tropentag 2023, hosted by Professor Johan Swinnen, Jody Harris, and Dr. Catherine Nakalembe