Knowledge for a sustainable world

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...

‘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...

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...

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...

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...

Agricultural pests destroy around one third of all the crops we grow, costing billions and threatening food security. Chemical pesticides are becoming less attractive to farmers as a solution, as...