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Using Big Data to Help Combat Malnutrition in Africa

  Dr. Debisi Araba, CIAT   In this guest blog for the #SDG2countdown campaign‘s week on SDG2.2: ending malnutrition, Dr. Debisi Araba outlines a new big data initiative designed to detect malnutrition before disaster strikes. Dr. Araba is a member of the Malabo Montpellier Panel, set up to provide evidence and promote dialogue for better outcomes in …

Paying people to protect forests is worth it

Participants in the PES program receiving their payments for conserving trees. A new Northwestern University study suggests that paying people to conserve their trees could be a highly cost-effective way to reduce deforestation and carbon emissions and should be a key part of the global strategy to fight climate change. The study, led by Seema …

Scaling up research for impact

by Katelyn Roett, Matthew O’Leary / April 27, 2017 EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) – Agricultural innovations, like climate-resilient crops, sustainable land use practices, and farm mechanization options, can go a long way toward achieving several U.N. Sustainable Development Goals. But ensuring research reaches a significant amount of farmers to have a widespread impact is challenging. …

Graduate researcher wins fellowship to design drugs to combat deadly disease

Dana Klug, PhD’18, a researcher in Michael Pollastri’s Laboratory for Neglected Disease Drug Discovery. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University August 31, 2015 by Thea Singer When North­eastern grad­uate stu­dent Dana Kluglearned, in mid-​​July, that she had won a pres­ti­gious pre­doc­toral fel­low­ship from the Amer­ican Chem­ical Society Divi­sion of Med­i­c­inal Chem­istry, she did what researchers in …

Associate Research Fellow/ Research Fellow at IFPRI

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as an Associate Research Fellow/ Research Fellow to conduct research on issues related to policies and institutions toward reducing climatic risk. The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks sustainable solutions for ending hunger and poverty. Founded in 1975, IFPRI is a …

Global Food Security Fellowship Opportunity (U.S. Norman Borlaug)

This post was originally posted on the official website of the Center for Global Food Security (http://www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/food/news/view.php?id=2262) at Purdue University. Please visit the link below or above for more details on both the summer institute application process and the research fellowship grant application process for U.S. Graduate Students. The Center for Global Food Security at …

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