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An innovation systems approach to enhanced farmer adoption of climate-ready germplasm and agronomic practices | IFPRI Publication

An innovation systems approach to enhanced farmer adoption of climate-ready germplasm and agronomic practices | IFPRI Publication | Future Making through Research and Development | Scoop.it

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IFPRIKM's curator insight, July 3, 2014 11:48 AM

By 2050, climate change is likely to reduce maize production globally by 3–10 percent and wheat production in developing countries by 29–34 percent. Even without climate change, the real costs of wheat and maize will increase by 60 percent between 2000 and 2050; climate change could make the figure substantially greater. Food security, despite the above, may be possible if agricultural systems are transformed through improved seed, fertilizer, land use, and governance.

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Why Extending R&D Credit Should Matter to Small Businesses - Accountingweb.com

Why Extending R&D Credit Should Matter to Small Businesses - Accountingweb.com | Future Making through Research and Development | Scoop.it
Why Extending R&D Credit Should Matter to Small Businesses
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The chances of the now-expired business research and development (R&D) tax credit being revived before the midterm congressional elections in November are pretty slim.
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Vermont v science

Vermont v science | Future Making through Research and Development | Scoop.it
VERMONT banned slavery before the rest of America, back in 1777, and local greens talk like they have just achieved something comparable. “We’re first again,”...
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FDI in Retail and the Food Security Bill to boost India’s Cold Chain Industry; but Role of Government will be critical

FDI in Retail and the Food Security Bill to boost India’s Cold Chain Industry; but Role of Government will be critical | Future Making through Research and Development | Scoop.it
Two key reasons for these losses are the lack of quality cold storage facilities at the food manufacturer’s end and the lack of refrigerated transport to get the produce to the point of sales.
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Ocean Drones Making Waves in Research World

Two California companies are developing unmanned watercraft to study the ocean. The ocean drones can stay at sea for months to gather scientific data, patrol...
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allAfrica.com: Ethiopia: Investing in Agriculture - the Solution to Ending Hunger (Page 1 of 4)

allAfrica.com: Ethiopia: Investing in Agriculture - the Solution to Ending Hunger (Page 1 of 4) | Future Making through Research and Development | Scoop.it
allAfrica: African news and information for a global audience (RT @ZeroHunger: Investing in #Agriculture - the Solution to Ending #Hunger http://t.co/ewQdsO9U9D #ethiopia via @allafrica | @ifpri)...
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10 Discoveries Unexplained By Science

Impossible planets, mysterious noises from the deep, and inexplicable artifacts buried for centuries, there are some things even the smartest of scientists s...
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Climate-smart agriculture success stories from farming communities around the world | CCAFS: CGIAR research program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security

Climate-smart agriculture success stories from farming communities around the world | CCAFS: CGIAR research program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security | Future Making through Research and Development | Scoop.it
Today's farmers are managing climate risks while expanding food supply. Find out how: http://t.co/FOvqXbmCk4 via @CGIAR
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Forest corridors help plants disperse their seeds, study shows

Forest corridors help plants disperse their seeds, study shows | Future Making through Research and Development | Scoop.it
A forest, a supercomputer and some glow-in-the-dark yarn have helped a team of field ecologists conclude that woodland corridors connecting patches of endangered plants not only increase seed dispersal from one patch to another, but also create wind conditions that can spread the seeds for much longer distances. An environmental engineer leveraged Ohio Supercomputer Center systems to simulate a forest and the winds that flow through it.
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Vietnam: Urban agriculture grows amid pesticide fears

Vietnam: Urban agriculture grows amid pesticide fears | Future Making through Research and Development | Scoop.it
 VietNamNet Bridge – With many urbanites worrying about the use of
growth chemicals in vegetables, services providing small hanging gardens
and care for fresh vegetables grown at home are prospering.

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'Research TO Policy?’ Reflections on a Persistently Intriguing Debate | on think tanks

'Research TO Policy?’ Reflections on a Persistently Intriguing Debate | on think tanks | Future Making through Research and Development | Scoop.it
In this post, Peter da Costa argues that there is something seriously wrong with many of the assumptions underpinning the 'research to policy' sector. He outlines a number of questions that emerged...

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Learning for Development (L4D)'s curator insight, February 27, 2014 3:55 AM

This blog unpacks some common assumptions about the process of communicating research to practitioners by exploring relevant questions such as:

  • the extent to which research policies are based on evidence;
  • how to achieve a balance between research "supply and demand"; and
  • "Whose knowledge counts?"


Read the full blog at: http://onthinktanks.org/2014/02/26/research-to-policy-reflections-on-a-persistently-intriguing-debate/

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'Why does the Government think food production is not important? - Telegraph

'Why does the Government think food production is not important? - Telegraph | Future Making through Research and Development | Scoop.it
Outgoing National Farmers' Union president Peter Kendall says government is making a mistake and should treat farms like vital businesses (NFU Peter Kendall despite Somerset Levels gov committed to making UK world leader in agricultural science &...
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A CEO’s guide to innovation in China | McKinsey & Company

A CEO’s guide to innovation in China | McKinsey & Company | Future Making through Research and Development | Scoop.it
Dynamic domestic players and focused multinationals are helping China churn out a growing number of innovative products and services. Intensifying competition lies ahead; here’s a road map for navigating it. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
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China is innovating

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Food security in Kenya endangered by use of wrong methods

Between 30 and 40 per cent of all food crop harvested in Kenya goes to waste in the country each season causing recurring food deficit. The Ministry of Agriculture says the country is in desperate...
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Canada's Pharmaceutical Sector Could Get R&D Boost From Free Trade Agreement With Europe

RT @ConfBoardofCda #Pharmaceutical Sector Could Get R&D Boost From #CETA http://t.co/GVkRB34y1P
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Behind the curve: Reed professor talks new book about the climate science ... - Sustainable Business Oregon

Behind the curve: Reed professor talks new book about the climate science ...
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Joshua Howe: This is a big question.
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Food security concerns in wake of Solomons floods

Food security concerns in wake of Solomons floods | Future Making through Research and Development | Scoop.it
Aid groups in Solomon Islands raise concerns a lack of food security is stopping flood victims returning home.
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In stem-cell research, health benefits outweigh the risks of copying humans - Washington Post

In stem-cell research, health benefits outweigh the risks of copying humans - Washington Post | Future Making through Research and Development | Scoop.it
The Daily Star In stem-cell research, health benefits outweigh the risks of copying humans Washington Post For the last few years, the promising field of stem-cell research has focused on a technique that skirts various ethical concerns about the...
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A Third of American Adults Battling Chronic Diseases Suffer Food Insecurity ... - Truthdig

A Third of American Adults Battling Chronic Diseases Suffer Food Insecurity ... - Truthdig | Future Making through Research and Development | Scoop.it
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Food insecurity?  A food security issue

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Saturn's expecting: New images suggest that the planet is about to 'give birth' to a new moon

Saturn's expecting: New images suggest that the planet is about to 'give birth' to a new moon | Future Making through Research and Development | Scoop.it
New images from Nasa’s Cassini-Huygens space probe suggest that Saturn may be in the process of forming a new moon, which has already been affectionately named by scientists as ‘Peggy’.
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Pall Focus on Cost Reduction and R&D Progress in the Biotech Industry - GuruFocus.com

Pall Focus on Cost Reduction and R&D Progress in the Biotech Industry - GuruFocus.com | Future Making through Research and Development | Scoop.it
Pall Focus on Cost Reduction and R&D Progress in the Biotech Industry GuruFocus.com The segment that will benefit from R&D is the biopharmaceutical business, because it is expected to grow significantly due to rising demand as well as the...
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Catching the early spread of breast cancer

Catching the early spread of breast cancer | Future Making through Research and Development | Scoop.it
When cancer spreads, it becomes even more deadly. It moves with stealth and can go undetected for months or years. But a new technology that uses “nano-flares” has the potential to catch these tumor cells early. Scientist present the latest advances in nano-flare technology as it applies to the detection of metastatic breast cancer cells.
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Early detection of cancer is a major factor in eventual containment

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Harvard Urged to 'Give Up on Academic Freedom,' Shut Down Research Not ... - TheBlaze.com

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“When an academic community observes research promoting or justifying oppression, it should ensure that this research does not continue,” she wrote.
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Agroforestry can fix Pakistan’s depleting tree cover - SciDev.Net

Agroforestry can fix Pakistan’s depleting tree cover - SciDev.Net | Future Making through Research and Development | Scoop.it

Pakistan should turn to agroforestry to stem its shrinking forest cover, say experts.

(RT @saleemzeal: Agroforestry can fix Pakistan’s depleting tree cover By @saleemzeal http://t.co/nNrWsncquo...
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trees......more trees

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