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January 2014

Six African countries unite to Stop Rats

Rodents cause significant damage to people's livelihoods in many ways and are arguably one of the most neglected pests on the planet. A new project led by NRI aims to strengthen science and technology innovation to address the major socio-economic impacts of rodents across Africa.

New MSc programme in Food Innovation

NRI has been collaborating with colleagues in the School of Science at the University of Greenwich to provide an exciting new MSc programme in Food Innovation. Students will develop an awareness of the reasons for developing new food products and novel ingredients that will contribute towards bringing a concept to the marketplace.

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Transformational farming, a re-think of UK farming systems 

There is a need for innovative approaches in the field of agroecology if we are to meet the demands of the growing human population in a sustainable way. Steve Newman of NRI gave a keynote speech at an Association of Applied Biologists conference in Oxford recently, which explored how innovative ideas for change could generate more resilient agro-ecological systems, given socioeconomic constraints. 

Better case study research for M&E by sustainability standards bodies

ISEAL, which is the global membership body for a range of sustainability standards, commissioned NRI to identify how sustainability standards can better use case study research. Valerie Nelson and Adrienne Martin of NRI have produced two reports, which help in understanding the potential to use case study approaches more strategically in monitoring and evaluation (M&E).
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Forthcoming events: 
  • Free public lecture The 'Love Songs' of Mosquitoes: the Beauty in the Mini-beast! with Dr Gabriella Gibson - 19th February 2014, Medway campus. Read more.
Job opportunities at NRI: 
  • No current vacancies
Latest publications from NRI:

Cheke, R A., Tang, S and Tratalos, J A. (2014) Predator–prey population models of migrant insects with phase change. ICES Journal of Marine Science

Naziri, D., Aubert, M., Codron, J-M, Loc, N T T and Moustier, P (2014) Estimating the impact of small-scale farmer collective action on food safety: The case of vegetables in Vietnam. The Journal of Development Studies.

Noir, S., Bömer, M., Takahashi, N., Ishida, T., Tsui, T-L., Balbi, V., Shanahan, H., Sugimoto, K. and Devoto, A. (2013) Jasmonate controls leaf growth by repressing cell proliferation and the onset of endoreduplication while maintaining a potential stand-by mode. Plant Physiology, 161 (4). pp. 1930-1951.

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