Man-made systemic changes to Earth’s life-supporting systems are now directly and indirectly affecting our health and well-being, climate change being the clearest example. These negative trends are also accelerated by social and economic drivers, such as poverty, inequality and conflict. Clearly, we need coordinated action to reduce the risks global environmental change imposes on global health and well-being.
Heads up all food and agriculture scientists in sub-Saharan Africa and in South/Southeast Asia! Take part in a region-wide survey on how scientists in SSA, South and Southeast Asia engage with policy-makers and practitioners.
Pick and choose from the list of 10 studentships on the ropics of agroecology, plant biology and crop science, sustainable soils and grassland systems. Rothamsted has a long history of successful doctoral training and we have a diverse portfolio of exciting projects for prospective students.
A new study finds that in the state of Pará alone, selective logging, road-building, fires and other disturbances have reduced biodiversity as much as clearing 92,000–139,000 km2of pristine forest.
Bio-technologies have already improved crop and livestock productivity for millions of small-scale farmers around the world.There is, however, a common agreement that agrobiotechnology is not a means in itself, but has to be combined with other disciplines and drivers such as agroecology, functional markets and value chains, to be fully effective.