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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.

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...

World Malaria Day 2018: exploring historic malaria and wetlands in the UK

25th April is World Malaria Day. This international observance day, led by the World Health Organisation, is an opportunity to recognise the global commitment to uniting around the common goal of a world free of malaria.

How to reduce food losses: improve postharvest management – Bellagio Statement released

Postharvest management is about making sure that each link in a value chain is working optimally, as crops move from harvest to consumption. Unfortunately, that is not currently the case. It is estimated that fifteen percent of all the cereal grain...

International Women’s Day 2018: #TimeIsNow

International Women’s Day commemorates the movement for women’s rights. It has been held on 8th March every year since 1913, with a growing number of events, activities and speeches in a growing number of countries. To celebrate this day, figures...
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