Six things I learned at my first conference

Last month I had the opportunity, together with some of my MSc classmates, to attend the annual meeting of Monogram, a network of UK-based researchers and breeders of small grain cereals and grasses. The 2015 event took place at Rothamsted Research, a leading research centre in plant and soil science. First, I should say…Read more Six things I learned at my first conference

Mustard seeds (Dennis Wilkinson/Flickr)

Conserving our crops’ genetic diversity

More than 22 years have passed since the Convention on Biological Diversity was signed. It called for international efforts to conserve the world’s biodiversity, which had long been suffering the effects of human activities. Since then, there has been a lot of debate over what the best way of securing this biodiversity is. But really, there…Read more Conserving our crops’ genetic diversity

A global approach to achieving food security

Last month, 13 developing countries received recognition from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) for their progress towards eradicating hunger and improving food security. At the ceremony, the FAO’s director general, José Graziano da Silva, congratulated them for turning political commitment into actions and demonstrating the will to achieve and surpass the millennium development…Read more A global approach to achieving food security