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NEW undergraduate programme led by NRI interweaves threads of green and white biology

Lab2-NRI-square-750Are you concerned by the 'big' questions facing the world today? ...Climate change...food security? Do you believe that science is key to unlocking solutions to these issues? If so, then you could be an ideal candidate to apply for the BRAND NEW four year undergraduate programme Integrated Masters in Biology (MBiol), led by the Natural Resources Institute (NRI) together with the Department of Life and Sports Science at the University of Greenwich Medway campus. Applications are being accepted now for the programme starting in September 2015.

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Postharvest exclusive: from analysing losses to adding value, NRI solutions featured in recent Guardian article

Harvest N-Palmer CIAT-750An article highlighting innovations to combat postharvest losses was published in the Guardian recently, featuring two flagship NRI projects in a 'celebrity line-up' of six smart scientific solutions for a suite of problems causing damage to an estimated 50% of food crops in the developing world. That's a lot of lost crops...

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Because Food Matters...NRI part of UoG team participating in major food, health and nutrition event

fml-logo-3-700Save the date! From the 18th–20th November 2014, the Food Matters Live FREE event will be taking place at ExCeL (Exhibition Centre London), located at the Royal Victoria Dock, London Docklands.

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Research consortium featuring NRI seeks to harness the power of agriculture for improved nutrition: new grant announced by FANRPAN

WomenAndMaizeThe Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) announced on the 3rd November 2014 that they have been awarded a research grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to implement a project entitled Improving Nutrition Outcomes through Optimized Agricultural Interventions (ATONU), which seeks to improve nutrition outcomes in smallholder farm families and poor households through tailored nutrition-sensitive agriculture programmes that will ultimately benefit women of child bearing age, infants and toddlers.

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NRI helps alumni and partners win PEARLS!

DSCN0160 1Three of NRI's alumni and partners in Africa have recently been awarded prestigious research grants under the Program for Emerging Agricultural Research Leaders (PEARL), by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Potential transmitter of West Nile Virus prevalent in Kent

IMG 9517750Apart from an isolated record in Dorset 60 years ago and another in Cambridgeshire, a mosquito responsible for transmitting the West Nile Virus (WNV) from birds to humans in continental Europe was almost unknown in the UK until found in 2010 in north Kent marshes in three nature reserves.

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UN climate change adviser to give public lecture

A2975-climate-change-lectureThe reality of climate change, the threats it poses and the options for managing climate risks will be addressed at a University of Greenwich public lecture next week in Medway.

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NRI predecessors’ staff reunion

IMGP6654A reunion of former staff of two of NRI's predecessor units, the Anti-Locust Research Centre (A-LRC) and the Centre for Overseas Pest Research (COPR) was held at the Medway campus recently.

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C:AVA project earns Times Higher Award nomination

IMG 1237 750pxThe Natural Resources Institute at the University of Greenwich has been shortlisted for a prestigious Times Higher Education Award.

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NRI helping to maintain the supply of quality food aid to war-torn Syria

Syria map with MersinSince the beginning of the crisis in Syria, the World Food Programme (WFP) has been providing huge amounts of aid relief to refugees and displaced people in and around the war torn country.  In July, WFP provided assistance to around 3.7 million people in Syria, in 13 of Syria's 14 Governorates.

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