Knowledge for a sustainable world

It’s almost the end of the year but at NRI we have new projects starting, with several more in the pipeline – to be announced early in 2017. Here we outline a couple of our new projects:

Miranda Elsby is a current student on NRI’s MSc in Agriculture for Sustainable Development. In September, Miranda was selected to be a ‘student reporter’ at the annual Conference on Tropical and...

Kale crisps, seaweed, sweet potato bars…avocado with everything – these recent food trends have captured the attention of many consumers. But how do these foods make it onto our plates? Food...

Do you work in the food sector or anywhere along the food chain? Would you like to progress further in your career but lack academic qualifications? Study on the new Food Safety and Quality...

Meet Hajar el Hamss, current PhD student at NRI whose work focuses on the interactions between whitefly, the bacteria inside whitefly, and a virus causing a devastating disease affecting the tropical...

Ghana, 58 September, 2016

Press release written by: Nicola Swann

Members of the African Postharvest Losses Information System (APHLIS) network including postharvest experts from over 30...

Saturday 20th August is World Mosquito Day. It might seem strange to ‘celebrate’ the mosquito, given their role in the spread of many infectious diseases, such as yellow fever, West Nile Virus and...

Knowing that the food we eat is safe is important to us all. But what exactly is meant by food safety, and who is responsible for it? These topics were discussed at a round-table meeting on 30th June...

NRI’s PhD students recently showcased their work at the First Annual NRI Postgraduate Symposium. This initiative, designed and carried out by the students themselves, highlighted not only the...

Can you imagine sweet potato crisps suffused with seafood curry, lime and coconut or thyme and chilli? Or if you have a sweet tooth, how about some energy-packed sweet potato breakfast bars...

Rodents, particularly rats, elicit a strong reaction in most people – from fear, to loathing, to disgust – and with good reason, for we know they can transmit diseases, destroy food crops and damage...

NRI is at the forefront of a battle to beat losses of food crops after harvest, known specifically as ‘postharvest losses’. When food is lost after harvest, it also means wasted agricultural inputs...