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Climate change and resource conflict
18 December 2017
Planetary Health: Seeking meaning for an emerging concept

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.

Landscape management
Rural transformation
21 December 2016
Scientists, your opinion counts: How do you engage with agricultural policy and practice?

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.

24 October 2016
10 PhD studentships available

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.

Landscape management
Forests, Landscapes and Food Security
30 June 2016
Forest degradation sharply undercuts benefit of Brazil Amazon conservation

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.

Climate change and resource conflict
Trade and production
Moving Africa Towards A Knowledge Based Bio-economy; How Can Sweden Assist?
29 March 2016
Opening Pandora’s box of agrobiotechnology, what’s in it for smallholder farmers in the developing countries?

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.