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Fighting a Destructive Crop Disease with Mathematics

Fighting a Destructive Crop Disease with Mathematics

An international team of researchers has used mathematical modelling to understand new ways of combating maize lethal necrosis, an emerging disease that poses a serious threat to food security in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Jean Adams in the news

Initiative member Jean Adams features in the Cambridge Independent this month with her work on 'How to improve the eating habits of a nation'

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May 2017: Meet Carol Ibe

May 2017: Meet Carol Ibe

Carol Ibe grew up in Nigeria, studied at some of the world’s top universities, and is now dedicated to helping other Africans advance their careers. In recognition of her leadership potential she received a Gates Cambridge Scholarship to carry out a PhD in Cambridge’s Department of Plant Sciences. The African Diaspora Biotech Summit, held last month in Cambridge, was a flagship initiative of a Foundation she created. It brought together over 70 researchers, students, policy experts and industry leaders to discuss how to build Africa’s bioeconomy.

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March 2017: Meet Dr Helen Anne Curry

March 2017: Meet Dr Helen Anne Curry

Helen Anne Curry is an historian of science who is fascinated with biology and biotechnology.

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Agri-Inno brings together young innovators from Egypt and Cambridge

Agri-Inno brings together young innovators from Egypt and Cambridge

Last week, a cross-disciplinary group of 12 Egyptian Researchers & Entrepreneurs worked together with 12 Cambridge Researchers & Entrepreneurs to find innovative ways of addressing the challenge of Agricultural Waste in Egypt.

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Interactive workshop on how to reduce food waste using big data and digital technology

Interactive workshop on how to reduce food waste using big data and digital technology

From Big Data for Better Crops, to Digital Supply Chains, an interdisciplinary workshop explored innovative ways of reducing food waste in developing countries.

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