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The Natural Resources Institute (NRI) is a specialist research, development and education organisation of the University of Greenwich, UK, with a focus on food, agriculture, environment, and sustainable livelihoods.

Beating aflatoxins in groundnuts: African-led trials show how in Malawi and Zambia

An important food and export crop in Malawi and Zambia, groundnuts commonly carry dangerously high levels of aflatoxins, carcinogenic toxins which are very harmful to humans.

Katie’s Journey part one – from Open Day to changing the world

Inspired at an Open Day at the University of Greenwich Medway campus in Kent, Katie James joined the BSc Environmental Science degree course in 2016.

Love science? Curious nature? Learn more about NRI student research

Four of NRI’s PhD students picked up recognition awards at the NRI Annual Postgraduate Symposium last month, at the University of Greenwich’s Medway campus.

Surprise Recognition Award presented to Dr Claude Fauquet at International Cassava Conference

Cotonou, Benin, June 11–15, 2018 – The Global Cassava Partnership for the 21st Century (GCP21) convened its fourth scientific conference this week in Cotonou, Benin. Spread over five days, the conference – a collaboration between the scientific...

Making cassava doubly resilient: NRI tackles ‘El Niño’ and cassava diseases

‘El Niño’ is a complex weather pattern brought about by warmer than average temperatures. In Spanish, ‘el niño’ means ‘little boy’ and refers to the Christ child, as the phenomenon was named by Peruvian fishermen who noticed warm water currents...
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