Daily Archives: March 30, 2017

Aging: Cell coordination breakdown

Scientists have resolved a key question in aging research by showing how mouse immune cells of different ages respond to stimulation. Study demonstrates weaker response of older cells is due…

Global Forest Watch – 2017 Small Grants Fund

Global Forest Watch – 2017 Small Grants Fund

Small Grants Fund The Small Grants Fund seeks to promote uptake of Global Forest Watch by civil society organizations to use in their research, advocacy, and fieldwork. The fund provides…

IRRI and FAO step up joint efforts to globally bolster sustainable rice production

IRRI and FAO step up joint efforts to globally bolster sustainable rice production

Harvesting rice in Vietnam. Global rice consumption trends are rising. 30 March 2017, Rome – FAO and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) have agreed to cooperate more closely to…

Common Fund for Commodities — Open Call for Proposals 2017

Common Fund for Commodities — Open Call for Proposals 2017

The Common Fund for Commodities provides financing to organisations and enterprises engaged in commodity value chains in its member countries. Through a range of financial instruments, the CFC seeks to…

Analysis yields clues to chemical composition, natural aging of 100-year-old beer

Stashed away and long-forgotten, a trio of century-old bottled beers recently discovered in the Czech Republic could help scientists better understand early 20th-century brewing practices, as well…

Making cows more environmentally friendly

An important discovery surrounding plants used to feed livestock has been released by scientists. They report that plants growing in warmer conditions are tougher and have lower nutritional value to…

11 percent of disappearing groundwater used to grow internationally traded food

Eleven percent of the global non-renewable groundwater drawn up for irrigation goes to produce crops that are then traded on the international market, new research concludes. Source link…

New publication online: Aquaculture zoning, site selection and area management under the ecosystem approach to aquaculture

New publication online: Aquaculture zoning, site selection and area management under the ecosystem approach to aquaculture

The ecosystem approach to aquaculture provides the conceptual guideline for spatial planning and management. This publication describes the major steps related to these activities. The rationale for and objectives of…

David Beasley is new head of WFP

David Beasley is new head of WFP

Distribution of WFP relief supplies in Pakistan 29 March 2017 – New York/Rome – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva…