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- World's first soil fertility index based on microbial health developed — Last modified May 22, 2013 08:42
- A research group led by Professor Motoki Kubo at the College of Life Sciences, Ritsumeikan University, announced on December 10, 2012, that they developed the world's first soil fertility index (SOFIX(R)) based on the assessment of soil biological characteristics.
- NIAES, Tohoku University Jointly Develop World's First N2O Emission-Cutting Technology Using Microorganisms — Last modified March 01, 2013 10:20
- The National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences (NIAES) and Tohoku University, both in Japan, announced on November 12, 2012, that a research group has succeeded in producing Bradyrhizobium japonicum with increased nitrous oxide reductase (N2OR) activity and in demonstrating, both in the laboratory and in an outdoor field, that it can mitigate soil emissions of nitrous oxide (N2O), which is one of the causal substances of global warming and ozone depletion.
- Regional Adaptation Networks endorsed the Africa Adaptation Knowledge Network (AAKNet) as the continental network for Adaptation in Africa — Last modified February 14, 2013 14:16
- The pressing need for a " continental network for Adaptation in Africa " was the conclusion of the workshop entitled Africa Adaptation Knowledge Network (AAKNet) workshop: “Convening Adaptation Knowledge Networks and Platforms in Africa”.
- Crops to decline in world's major grain production countries due to global warming — Last modified January 08, 2013 10:18
- The National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences (NIAES) of Japan released on September 18, 2012, its study results showing that the productivity of corn and soybean in world's major grain production countries such as the U.S., China and Brazil will decline due to global warming.
- NEC starts "SMART" village development study project in India using hydroponic and info technology to improve lives of the poor — Last modified January 08, 2013 10:16
- NEC Corp., a leading Japanese electronics, computer and IT services company, announced on August 28, 2012, the start of a feasibility study for "smart" village development in India aimed at improving the lives of people at the "bottom of the pyramid" (BOP), those in the lower income group.
- Report: diverse interaction between species holds key to stable ecosystems — Last modified November 30, 2012 09:57
- REPORT: DIVERSE INTERACTIONS BETWEEN SPECIES HOLDS KEY TO STABLE ECOSYSTEMS.
- Panasonic develops artificial photosynthesis system to generate organic materials from carbon dioxide — Last modified October 24, 2012 09:21
- Panasonic Corp., a major Japanese consumer electronics manufacturer, announced on July 30, 2012, that it had developed an artificial photosynthesis system that is able to generate organic materials from carbon dioxide (CO2) and water by illumination with sunlight, similarly to the process that occurs in plants, with the world's highest solar energy conversion efficiency (mentioned as efficiency hereinafter).
- FAO, IIASA Launch Global Agro-Ecological Zones Portal to Plan for Climate Change Impacts — Last modified June 01, 2012 13:55
- The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) have released a planning tool to help identify areas capable of contributing to increased food production while meeting the challenges posed by climate change and maintenance of a natural resource base.
- Winners of 2011 Environment-Friendly Farming Competition Announced — Last modified June 01, 2012 13:54
- The Promotion Committee for Environment-Friendly Farming in Japan announced on February 17, 2012, eight award winners for the environment-friendly farming competition in 2011. Showcasing excellent examples, the competition aims to stimulate consumer recognition and eventually popularize sustainable agricultural practices.
- Course on Tropical Rural Development (master university degree) — Last modified May 08, 2012 14:43
- University of Florence is very glad to present the course on Tropical Rural Development (master university degree).