Students studying the MSc Food Safety and Quality Management (FSQM) programme at NRI must understand the principles and practical application of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP), a food safety management system used globally by governments and the food chain.
Insect migration specialist Don Reynolds of NRI attended the first Management Committee meeting of a new European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) Action, namely 'European Network for the Radar surveillance of Animal Movement (ENRAM)' in Brussels this month.
The project 'Agroforests: A critical resource to support the Megadiversity in Guatemala' has been exploring the role of two linked national initiatives to recognise and support farms that conserve biodiversity.
The Cassava: Adding Value for Africa (C:AVA) project, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is now in its fifth year. NRI has produced a short video to help viewers understand how the project’s value chain development model works.
Virginia Echavarria, from Buenos Aires Argentina, studied the MSc Natural Resources, Sustainable Environmental Management course at the Natural Resources Institute in 2009. She is now project manager for the Ugandan Carbon Bureau in Kampala for a project dealing with improved cooking stoves. Here she tells her story in her own words.
NRI's Dr Steve Belmain will be presenting a lecture at the Autumn public lecture series of the University of Greenwich's Faculty of Engineering and Science. The events are free to attend and open to all, and will take place at the Medway Campus from October 2013.
Nine donkey carts, complete with donkeys, have been donated to five Devil's Claw harvester groups in remote communities of the Kavango Region, Namibia. The carts will assist the harvesters to transport the dried devil's claw to the nearest central buying point. Devil's claw is a medicinal plant whose extract is a known cure for rheumatism and arthritis. It is mainly harvested from the wild in Namibia and is commonly found in pharmacies around the world.